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Nov 19, 2014, 11:49 PM
The Lethal Consequences of Airbrushing Jews from Jerusalem
As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a “dialogue of the demented” in her book The World Turned Upside Down, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is continuing a long tradition of attempting to de-Judaize...
Nov 4, 2014, 3:42 PM
Free Speech for Me, But Not for Thee at UC Davis
Since its founding in 2001, the radical campus group Students for Justice in Palestine has had as its mission to demonize Israel and promote a campaign to accuse the Jewish state of apartheid, racism, brutal occupation, and crimes against...
Oct 22, 2014, 7:11 AM
As yet more evidence that academics are regularly able to engage in what George Orwell sardonically referred to as “doublethink,” “the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them,” this month 40...
Aug 25, 2014, 7:50 AM
An Academic Union Mobilizes Against Israel
Seeming to give credence to Orwell’s wry observation that some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could have thought of them, an open letter by “teaching assistants, tutors, and other student-workers at the University of California represented...
Aug 2, 2014, 8:01 AM
The Moral Psychosis of Demonstrating in Support of Hamas
As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a “dialogue of the demented” in her book, The World Turned Upside Down, since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge some three weeks ago, the streets of...
Jul 26, 2014, 4:41 AM
Academic Lies and Distortions in the Cognitive War Against Israel
Jews have been accused of harming and murdering non-Jews since the twelfth century in England, when Jewish convert to Catholicism, Theobald of Cambridge, mendaciously announced that European Jews ritually slaughtered Christian children each year and drank their blood during...
Jul 21, 2014, 11:33 PM
Israel’s Morally Impossible Self-Defense
Seeming to give credence to Orwell’s observation that “Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own side, without ever bothering to examine the evidence,” the world’s attention has turned once again to...
Jun 24, 2014, 4:42 PM
It’s Jew-Hatred, Stupid: Why Kerry’s Peace Negotiations Were Always Doomed to Fail Because of the Lethality of the Hamas-Fatah Unity Pact
The disheartening, though not entirely surprising, breakdown of talks between Israel and the Palestinians marked yet another failure by the two sides to come closer to an agreement that would usher the way for a Palestinian state. Yet, no...
Mar 5, 2014, 5:48 AM
The agony of moral defeat
Perhaps when literary critic C.S. Lewis despaired of “omnipotent moral busybodies . . . who torment us for our own good,” he was speaking about those well-meaning, but naïve college students who “torment us without end for they do...
Jan 16, 2014, 10:09 PM
Are only Israeli scholars complicit in the actions of their government?
As one shocking example of how ideologically detached the professoriate of U.S. universities have become from the thought and beliefs of normal citizens, at a 2003 “peace rally” at Columbia University held to denounce America’s initiation of the liberation...
Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, immediate Past-President of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), is the author of Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel and Jews (A David Horowitz Freedom Center book).