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.

settler-colonial Israel needs the Palestinian Arabs 7

Why Israel Needs The Palestinian Arabs

Without them, our whole “settler-colonial” society would collapse from within, according to a world renowned scholar. Patrick Wolfe (1949-2016) was an Australian anthropologist; he seems to be one of the founders of colonialism studies....

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Israel Is A Shitty Country

And here is proof from our very own Hebrew University of Jerusalem! Two scholars at the Hebrew U. got together to write an article about how Israel commits child abuse toward the Palestinian Arab...

Does Israel Miss the British Mandate? 1

Does Israel Miss The British Mandate? We Might Just.

Seems we Israelis, or some of us, may have been nostalgic for the British Mandate period for — well, for ever-since-the-Brits-got-on-their-boats-and-shipped-back-to-the-UK. Professor Eitan Bar-Yosef of Ben Gurion University says we have missed them in...

UNGA recognition of Palestine: Does it Matter? 0

UNGA Recognition of “Palestine”: Does It Matter?

I am guilty of trying to convince myself that United Nations General Assembly acceptance of “Palestine” as a nonmember observer state is of no real consequence. And of trying to convince myself that UNESCO...

a lie told by Wilmer in her academic paper 7

Academic Lies! And This Passes For Scholarship!

In critiquing an academic paper that was published in the journal, International Relations and Diplomacy, I found a blatant lie that made my blood boil. In another post critiquing this same article, I showed...