Zionism

Response to Judith Butler at Brooklyn College

February 18, 2013

. This commentary first appeared in the Algemeiner on February 15.  The ironic and the disingenuous are kin. Their commonality resides in a gap, which is the distance between what is said and something else. With the ironic, the distance is between what one says and what one means. With the disingenuous, the distance is between what [...]


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Tyranny of Victimhood: Why the Guardian gives a free ride to reactionary Palestinian movement

November 17, 2011

. This is cross-posted by CiF Watch managing editor, Adam Levick. Yesterday, some anti-Israel agitators pretended to be “civil rights” activists by riding on buses Israeli citizens in the territories use to travel to Jerusalem. These buses do not allow non-citizens (without proper permits) to enter communities in Judea and Samaria in order to stop potential Palestinian terror [...]


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The End of Memoir: Allison Benedikt and Jose Antonio Vargas

June 27, 2011

Well, no, not really. But Fukuyama got a lot of mileage out of “The End of History,” and we’re still living it. People will keep on writing memoirs, long and short, and they’ve written bad ones before. This latest acme in the genre may not even have been reached yet. Still, there is a point [...]


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Scratch an Anti-Zionist

December 6, 2010

It isn’t just that to anyone not already disabled by bias the truth about Helen Thomas was readily apparent in her go back where they came from remarks. It was also that there were those, as always there are, who having convinced themselves that their own political animus is other and innocent, found over interpretation [...]


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An Affirmation of Zionism

February 18, 2010

At the very core of the recent dispute between Leon Wieseltier and Andrew Sullivan, as I saw it, have seen it, and see it, is Sullivan’s imbalanced adoption – even as he professes his empathy with, and idealized admiration of, Jews – of the anti-Israeli perceptions and rhetoric that are the currency of anti-Zionists. The [...]


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