Category: From Academia

a lie told by Wilmer in her academic paper 8

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...

Palestinian Identity: questionmark on the Palestinian flag 7

Palestinian Identity: Beginning A Serious Study

In a discussion about a supposed long-standing Palestinian identity, a Facebook friend asked me to provide him with primary sources that would allow him to re-examine his assumptions. I decided to look into academic...

Ashkenazi Jews DNA 5

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...

map of the mediterranean region - who is afraid of the khazars? 4

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...