Guests and Blogs

Column: Biden’s Israel Vise: So Little Sense, So Much Hustling

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President Biden withheld bomb delivery to Israel, influenced by political pressures and potential voter backlash, while facing criticism both domestically and internationally. Critics worry about the impact on U.S.-Israel relations and Democratic policies.

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Column: GOP House Members Go on the Record: The Jews Killed Jesus

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene criticized antisemitism but opposed the Antisemitism Awareness Act, suggesting it could unjustly criminalize Christian beliefs.

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Letter: What Have the Palestinians Built?

Bruce Ticker criticizes Khymani James for his extreme views on Israel, highlighting the futility of changing such opinions given James's rigid stance. Despite Israel's contributions to global concerns and its support for minority rights, James rejects any positive portrayal of Israel.

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Letter: The Anti Intellectualism of Antisemitic Intellectuals

In 1942, Nazi officials devised the Wannsee Protocols, blending high education with anti-Semitism. Recently, similar attitudes resurged at Cardozo Law School, where mentioning Martin Luther King Jr.'s anti-antisemitism stance provoked hostility.

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Column: Death of a ‘Zionist’

At age 20, Khymani James made inflammatory claims about Zionists, linking Zionism with white supremacy, and threatened violence against Zionist individuals, including the author. James, facing disciplinary action at Columbia University, potentially confuses his personal confrontations with broader political ideologies. His stance surfaced during contentious campus protests, intersecting with discussions on Israel's policies and Palestinian reactions.

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Letter from Israel: Israel’s War Against Hamas, and American Double Standards

I am appalled when I watch your media, listen to your studio talking heads (apart from Fox), or to the spokespeople from your White House or State Department criticizing Israel for the way we are conducting a just war against Hamas in Gaza.

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Letter: Free Speech? Or Free Disruption?

The article criticizes campus activists for disrupting events and sidelining speakers supportive of Israel, arguing this doesn't aid Arabs or Palestinians and stymies open debate. Such actions contradict genuine free speech and deprive students of diverse discussions, mirroring broader anti-Israel sentiments under the guise of woke activism.

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Column: Now The World Can See That Pro-Arab Activists Are Mashugah

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Sahar Tartak, a Jewish Yale student, was attacked by a student with a Palestinian flag at an anti-Israel protest, leading to hospitalization. Protests at various universities persistently disrupt and intimidate, challenging campus policies and escalating tensions, culminating in numerous arrests and administrative actions.

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Letter: Palestinian Refugees or State?

The author expresses frustration that Palestinians are not building a state that coexists with Israel and criticizes Arab nations for not integrating Palestinian refugees, contrasting this with Israel's absorption of Mizrachi Jews. They support Netanyahu's peace prerequisites, emphasizing Israel's current priorities over political changes.

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Letter: Response to Jonathan Glazer

Jonathan Glazer is rightly proud of his movie for showing the horrors that can be wrought by dehumanization. Unfortunately, he errs in thinking that Israel is dehumanizing the Palestinians.

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Letter: Primary Elections Dampen Middle East Issue 

Dear Letter to the Editor: I do not share Bruce Ticker’s assessment of Pres. Biden’s accomplishments and hope that he is not correct in assessing Biden’s chances for re-election. (“Column: Primary Elections Dampen Middle East Issue as an Obstacle to Biden” boulderjewishnews.org March 7, 2024) I do not agree that …

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