By Richard Edmondson Palestinian Authority President Mahmound Abbas has been accused of spreading a “blood libel” against Jews. The charge was made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following a speech Abbas gave before the European Parliament on Thursday, June 23, and it has been picked up and faithfully repeated by the media. “Echoing anti-Semitic […]
The favorite word of Israeli officials these days seems to be “incitement.” Since October of last year, 28 Palestinianwomen have been arrested for posting on Facebook, and one of the favored charges heaved at them by magistrates seems to be “incitement.” This at any rate is what 22-year-old Majd Atwan was convicted of. Atwan, from […]
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night… –Walt Whitman See also my essay, A Volcanic Eruption of ‘Jewish Values’?
By Richard Edmondson Located in Boston, Northeastern University is a four-year college and graduate school offering degrees in law, political science, African American studies, and various other fields. The school seems to be generally well thought of, and is even involved in a research program to develop high-resolution images of human brain activity. But recently […]