Book Reviews

To Save a Marriage

In a survey of American Jews conducted this year, only 62% agreed that “caring about Israel is a very important part of my being a Jew.” How seriously one should take this is hard to say. It’s a low number,…

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Die UNO und Israel. Ein Trauerspiel.

Dieses Buch, das einen fundierten Fundus an Informationen zum Gesamtkomplex „Nahostkoflikt“ von 1916 bis heute bietet, sollte eine Pflichtlektüre für jeden sein, der sich mit dem Nahen Osten und der Geschichte Israels befasst. Das Zitat von Abba Eban, dem ersten…

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Campus Lies About Israel

Anti-Zionism is thus anti-Semitism’s moral salvation, its perfect disguise, its route to legitimation,” writes Cary Nelson in Israel Denial, a book about the faculty campaign against the Jewish state. In a year that’s been rife with an old hatred rearing its…

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The Big Lie And the toxic BDS professors who tell it

Fiercely anti-Zionist students have become a fixture on American college campuses. They depend on professors for their doctrine, and the professors are spreading disinformation, as Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) between 2006 and 2012, shows in…

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O Brave New (Repaired) World

Jonathan Neumann’s new book To Heal the World?: How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel is a scathing analysis of the pseudo-religion of “tikkun olam” — the idea of “repairing,” “fixing,” or “healing” the world. Its unifying thesis is that the concept has…

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Anti-Zionism on Campus

The demonization and delegitimization of Israel and bigotry directed toward Jewish faculty, staff, and students is increasing at dramatic rates on university and college campuses. In these supposedly intellectual spaces, virulently anti-Israel “scholars” and student-activists connected to, and supportive of, the global…

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A Review of A Half Century of Occupation

In his latest book, A Half Century of Occupation, Gershon Shafir addresses the issue of why the path towards an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord remains blocked. He offers the hypothesis that it is the “colonization” of the “occupied Palestinian territories” (OPT)…

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