Archive for June, 2016

When Truth Is Prohibited: Why Western Leaders Refuse to Call Jihadist Terror by Name

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Academia has undergone an astounding revolution in the last half century: Whole disciplines have replaced their original vocation, the quest for truth, with the diametric opposite – a prohibition on truth.  By Gadi Taub (First Published in English in Haaretz, Dec. 20, 2015) When all Narratives are Created Equal A talented student of mine in [...]

Does Abbas Really Want Israel to Withdraw From the West Bank?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Published in Haaretz, Feb. 18, 2016 A Palestinian journalist I happened to run into recently in some smoking corner asked me, “What makes you think we will let you leave the territories? Who will protect us?” I assume that he was at least half-joking. But as a thought experiment, maybe it’s worth exploring the other [...]