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May 31, 2018, 4:24 PM
Living with Cognitive Dissonance: On Trump’s Decision to Leave the Iran Nuclear Deal
Can the same Trump who lies constantly, flouts the norms of the rule of law, fans the flames of racial resentment and attacks basic notions of fact and evidence offered by journalists and his own law enforcement and intelligence...
Nov 18, 2017, 7:54 PM
A BDS resolution is defeated at the University of Maryland
The defeat of a University of Maryland resolution was a victory for on-campus liberal democracy
Dec 27, 2016, 7:45 PM
Unanswered Questions about Settlements
This past March, I blogged about Israeli settlements. I argued that especially after PM Netanyahu’s speech at Bar Ilan University in 2009 accepting the principle of a two-state solution and thus abandoning notions of a Greater Israel or annexation of the...
Nov 2, 2016, 9:11 PM
Elements of Conspiracy from Europe to the Trump Campaign
What the Republican Party could and should have known about Donald Trump. Donald Trump has now asserted that because the presidential election is “rigged” he may not accept its results as legitimate. Trump’s threat to the legitimacy of the peaceful...
Aug 29, 2016, 12:26 AM
Leipzig University Student Council Resolution Opposes BDS
On August 2, 2016, the Student Council of the University of Leipzig adopted the statement below (Number 1 below) opposing the BDS campaign, which it described as a form of anti-Semitism. The Council’s decision drew on a much longer...
Aug 14, 2016, 9:42 PM
Postscript to “Is Donald Trump a Fascist?”
On March 7th, I published “Is Donald Trump a Fascist?” Reading it again now, worst fears have been confirmed. By March 2016 Donald Trump had: said John McCain was not an American hero because he was captured and told us...
Jul 4, 2016, 12:20 AM
Entebbe, the German Connection
This week, Prime Minister Netanyahu is traveling to Entebbe, Uganda to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Israeli raid that freed the Israeli and Jewish hostages from the clutches of terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of...
Jun 19, 2016, 11:03 PM
Interview in Fathom about Undeclared Wars with Israel
The June issue of the London based online journal Fathom includes an interview with me by its editor Alan Johnson. Here is an excerpt: Alan Johnson: And why did you want to write this particular book? Jeffrey Herf: I’ve been thinking about...
Jun 1, 2016, 10:54 PM
East Germany’s Assault on Israel
My essay, "East Germany's Assault on Israel" is published in the current June, 2016 issue of Commentary Magazine in the United States. It draws on my recently published book, Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German...
May 5, 2016, 3:33 PM
Hitler and the Nazis’ Anti-Zionism
The following essay was published in the Spring issue of Fathom, the London based online magazine. Here is the link: The text is below. During the Cold War the Soviet Union, its Warsaw Pact Allies and the Western far-left spread a...
Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He is completing a study entitled “At War with Israel: East Germany and the West German Radical Left, 1967-1989.