Posts tagged "israel"

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Some of the best reads from the past week, right here, still hot.

Wiesenfeld’s Obsessions

Examine what is said, not him who speaks. - Arab Proverb According to The Forward, it's tough times for City University of New York trustee, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, the man who opposed awarding winning playwright Tony Kusher an honorary degree last week.  But Wiesenfeld, a former FBI counterintelligence agent who grew up on the Bronx streets...

The Persistence of Arendt

At Tikkun, Ralph Seliger re-examines the legacy of Hannah Arendt, the Jewish-German philosopher often shorthanded as an ardent anti-Zionist.

Incitement Double Standards

by Matthew Berkman This article is reposted in whole from Foreign Policy.  The original article can be found here. This week, in response to the highly publicized murder of a Jewish family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, a group of 27 U.S. senators signed a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her...

Israel’s Fan in Hollywood

Elizabeth Taylor, who died this week at the age of 79, was an ardent friend and supporter of Israel writes WaPo's Nathan Burstein.

Not Another Iran

One storyline that’s making the rounds in the wake of ongoing protests in Egypt is that an applicable comparison can be made to Iran’s “green revolution” of 1979.  Ayaan Hirsi Ali has an op-ed in today’s New York Times titled, “Get Ready for the Muslim Brotherhood” that states as much, warning the U.S. that it...

Heaven for Infiltrators

Ashley Makar writes at Tablet about Sudanese refugees in Israel. A clip:
The Knesset’s information branch reports that there are over 24,000 “infiltrators” and asylum seekers in Israel: almost 19,000 Sudanese and Eritreans, the rest from Central Africa. Up to 7,000 of these are in Eilat, where Mayor Yitzhak Halevi is on a “Save...

Journos in Israel-Palestine

Diane Winston (the Knight chair in Media and Religion at the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, master of the blog Trans/missions, and a friend of The Revealer) has a new project with her journalism students that is dedicated to deeper examination of Israeli/Palestinian relations:  The Israel-Palestine Project. Winston and students blogged their...

Learning from Iraq’s Struggle for Religious Tolerance

Three months after elections in Iraq, a new Prime Minister has not yet been selected to form a new government. Accusations of fraud still surround the election and Ayad Allawi's secular (but Sunni-dominated) coalition is struggling against the Shiite opposition, led by Nouri al Maliki, to keep a grip on its narrow margin of...

Pulling Up Roots

Stephanie Butnick: In Tablet, Ryann Liebenthal accompanies a group of French Jews as they move to Israel. After uprooting their lives in France, many face new challenges in Israel, Liebenthal writes.

Israel’s Flotilla Fallout

6.5 Israeli navy has boarded the second flotilla bound for Gaza.
Political cartoons from around the Arab world. (The post is a chance to reexamine the distinctions between anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and anti-current Israeli policy -- as well as anti-Americanism.)
6.4 Spender Ackerman on the "milestone" in Turkey-Israel relations.
Glenn Greenwald on the methods used by Israel...

Israel Studies, A Form of Public Diplomacy?

“I know what the podium I stand behind represents, what Israel studies represents. I know this is a form of public diplomacy.” -- Amal Jamal, "Israeli-Arab" professor of political science, Tel-Aviv University, one of two Palestinian scholars (of a total of 300 attendees) at the annual meeting of the Association for Israel Studies...