Book Reviews

Left’s Love-Hate Relationship With Zionism

Imagine this: It’s the summer of 1947 and you’re a Communist or a fellow traveler or a Socialist or another kind of anti-Stalinist. Despite myriad differences with political rivals, you share the same basic position on the question of Palestine.…

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A New Look at Ancient Texts

The period of the Second Temple (538 BCE-70 CE) constitutes one of the most exciting epochs in the history of the Jews and of Judaism. Among its major events are:  a partial return of Jews to Jerusalem from Babylonia under…

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Review of The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal

Since anti-Zionism, which has taken on the characteristics of anti-Semitism, has become increasingly acceptable as an expression of “genuine” criticism of Israel within academic circles, even Jewish professors, Edward Alexander’s latest book, The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal,…

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By Way of Deception

There are two layers of media bias when it comes to Israel.  The first emanates from the West that focuses on Israel’s “so called” genocidal policies which, because they are not blatantly anti-Semitic are perceived as “legitimate criticism.” The second…

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