Category: From Academia

Academic studies from various disciplines tackle issues related to Israel. I will critically and fairly examine published articles that find their way to my screen.

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Who Cares Where Ashkenazi Jews Come From?

Why does anyone care where Ashkenazi Jews come from? And who exactly are the ones doing the caring? Medical researchers care. Historians care. Population geographers care. Genealogists care. Antisemites care. And Jews care. Did...

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To Khazaria & Back OR Who is Afraid of Khazars?

For some reason, the Khazar theory has gained a reputation as implying that Ashkenazi Jews are not indigenous to Israel. Anyone who does not come out strongly against the Khazar theory is scorned. In...

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Long History of Jewish Self-Loathing

As a long-time Zionist, I was exposed years ago to Jews who seem to think Zionists are evil incarnate. I have resisted using the term, self-loathing, to describe these members of the tribe. Guess...

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Oslo II: What Did Peres and Abbas Expect?

This is my summary and critique of an article from 1996 that included reviews of two books (one by Peres and the other by Abbas) (citation below). I bring this here now because we...

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Youth Who Resist Joining Terror Organizations

Most researchers studying terrorist recruitment ask how they entice members who are willing to commit horrendous violent crimes in the name of Islam. Political scientist Kim Cragin and colleagues at Rand approach the topic...

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Terrorism And Islam: A Plea For Honesty

Why should Obama and Clinton link terrorism and Islam when so many academicians pontificate about how suicide bombings have nothing to do with the religion? Why should anyone think terrorism is related to Islam...