Bad Writing, Universities, and Zionism

Sue Fondrie has won this year’s Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest [1] in the crime novel category, with this stellar entry [2] for an intentionally bad opening sentence: She slinked through my door wearing a dress that looked like it had been painted on … not with good…

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The War against the Jews

  The sustained anti-Israel de-legitimization campaign is a corollary of the millenarian obsession with the Jews in the Christian and the Muslim worlds. Since Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, and since Zionism is the Jewish people’s national liberation…

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Fighting anti-Semitism at the U of California

For several years, the University of California has faced some of the most serious charges of anti- Semitism in North American higher education.New developments provide hope that the University will turn this situation around. Last week, Jewish students settled an anti-Semitism lawsuit against…

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Gentleman’s Agreement

It is obviously easier to criticize how something was covered in the newspaper or who was included in an international or academic forum than to write about what or who was not there.  Often, the most powerful bias of a publication…

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The Age of Zionism

FOUR YEARS AGO I RECEIVED A VERY UNUSUAL invitation indeed. The Church of England in Manchester, England, was organizing a conference on the subject of “Conflict resolution on Campus.” Chaplains and counselors from all faiths were invited to attend and there…

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