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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Legitimate Literary Criticism or Propaganda?

Creative writers’ writing is always autobiographic to some extent, sometimes more openly so. The three pieces reviewed in a recent academic article all describe the writers’ personal experiences of being detained at Ben Gurion...

Commemorative stamp shows that historic Palestine is Eretz Yisrael 2

Historic Palestine: What you need to know!

I recently critiqued an article that used the term “historic Palestine” nine times in 21 pages without offering a definition even once. It is taken for granted that the reader would know what this...

Christian town of Maaloula, Syria. Author talks much about Syrian Christian genocide 0

Genocide: Seeing Israel Where It Is Not

If hate for Israel is triggered whenever you hear or read certain trigger-words, such as genocide, then you might see things that are not really there. I can think of no other reason for...

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Maternal Diets in Gaza: Not Our Fault!

Congratulations are in order…..a team composed of scientists from Gaza, Iran and Iraq just published a high quality paper in which the name “Israel” did not appear even once. There was no mention of...

human head with word salad including schizophrenia 0

The Occupation Causes Schizophrenia

A new article, entitled “Schizophrenia in the Context of Mental Health Services in Palestine”, reviews the literature concerning problems treating schizophrenic patients in the Palestinian Authority (PA). All authors are faculty at the An-Najah...