Friday, August 11, 2017

Balfour in Raanana

I will be doing a curtain raiser in Raanana for my forthcoming book on the Balfour Declaration (with an opportunity to advance order).

Here are the details (the talk will be in English):

במכללת דוברי האנגלית ביום שני הבא 11/9 בשעה 9 על הצהרת בלפור.
משך ההרצאה שעה והיא תתקיים במשכן למוסיקה, רחוב הפלמ"ח 2א' רעננה.




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Anxiety over the upsurge in Palestinian Arab terror helped relegate to the back burner the Jewish world’s furor over the Israeli government’s plan to bolster the Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly over conversions and to revoke its pledge to formalize a place for non-Orthodox streams at the Western Wall plaza.

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The Jewish Wars...






Friday, June 09, 2017

The British election was not about Israel. The dust hasn't settled. But they'll be raising a glass of juice at tonight's iftar meal in Gaza at Hamas headquarters









Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pro-Israelism and its Discontents - It is more complicated than you think


With so many folks writing about 1967, I decided to…

(a) Show the fundamentally unswerving nature of US policy regarding the West Bank since the Six Day War 

(b) Point out that successive administrations and Jewish actors have sought to dissociate support for Israel from support for its retention of the West                                  Bank;

(c) Puncture the notion that US Jewish criticism of Israel is novel or daring;

(d) Posit that maybe disagreement over the West Bank may not fully explain a certain cooling we sense in the American Jewish-Israel relationship.


Elliot

The piece is here...
Pro-Israelism and its Discontents

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Does the world needs yet another book on American Jewish history? The short answer is yes. Here is why...

Full article here: History

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