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Sunday Jun 29, 2014
  When I heard a few months ago that Canadian author Nora Gold had written a novel about anti-Israel activism on campus, I was totally amazed because I thought it was a most unusual and courageous choice to try to deal with this rather sordid subject in a work of literature.  And there clearly is a problem, as some of the reviews that have been published in the meantime indicate: it simply doesn’t sound too enticing to see...
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Sunday Jun 15, 2014
  Shaped largely by its co-founder and “Executive Director” Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada (EI) is described on its own website as an award-winning and widely recognized “news publication and educational resource focusing on Palestine.” While the site caters mainly to anti-Israel activists like proponents of BDS campaigns calling for boycotts against Israel, it is sometimes cited by well-placed journalists...
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Monday Jun 09, 2014
  In the wake of last weekend’s commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the historic assault on Nazi-occupied France, the well-respected Arab analyst and commentator Hussein Ibish posted a tweet suggesting that the participation of some forces recruited from Arab countries invalidated what he called the “myth” that “Arabs sided with the Nazis.”     When I responded that the “fact that some...
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Friday May 30, 2014
  Under the title “Netanyahu playing into anti-Semites’ hands,” Ha’aretz opinion writer Carolina Landsmann makes a convincing case that the paper she works for is determined to compete with the often anti-Semitic websites that cater to anti-Israel activists and outright Jew-haters. Landsmann begins her not particularly coherent column by mocking the Israeli prime minister’s efforts to have good relations with...
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Monday May 19, 2014
  As far as the Palestinians are concerned, the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Jerusalem is a visit to “Palestine” that provides just another opportunity to present Israel’s creation as a “catastrophe” or “nakba” for Palestinians in general, and Palestinian Christians in particular.     The document promoted for this purpose by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Negotiations...
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