Daniel Jonah Goldhagen


Fueling Rage Over Anti-Islam Film

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Fueling Rage Over Anti-Islam Film
Jews played no role in creating the anti-Islamic video that has sparked worldwide violence and anger. That hasn’t stopped demonstrators from blaming the Jews.Read More


Don't Be Fooled by Egypt Happy Talk

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Don't Be Fooled by Egypt Happy Talk
Egypt’s new president and his Muslim Brotherhood are fundamentally anti-Semitic, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen writes. They could pose a key threat to Israel.Read More


The Lessons of Jewish Pluralism

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

The Lessons of Jewish Pluralism
Even with a plethora of Jewish identities, Jews have long been pluralistic. It’s important to correct the impression that we are intolerant, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen writes.Read More


The Other Denied Genocides

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

The Other Denied Genocides
Holocause denial is neither the only one nor the oldest form of genocide denial. Turkey, Guatemala and others try to look the other way from humanity’s worst crimes.Read More


Arabs Should Take Cue From Israel

By Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Arabs Should Take Cue From Israel
Muslim countries emerging from the Arab Spring revolts are casting about for a democratic model. They need look no further than Israel, writes Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.Read More






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  • “This is a dangerous region, even for people who don’t live there and say, merely express the mildest of concern about the humanitarian tragedy of civilians who have nothing to do with the warring factions, only to catch a rash of *** (bleeped) from everyone who went to your bar mitzvah! Statute of limitations! Look, a $50 savings bond does not buy you a lifetime of criticism.”
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  • "Orwell described the cliches of politics as 'packets of aspirin ready at the elbow.' Israel's 'right to defense' is a harder narcotic."
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  • The images, which have since been deleted, were captioned: “Israel is the last frontier of the free world."
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  • The Jewish bachelorette has spoken.
  • "When it comes to Brenda Turtle, I ask you: What do you expect of a woman repressed all her life who suddenly finds herself free to explore? We can sit and pass judgment, especially when many of us just simply “got over” own sexual repression. But we are obliged to at least acknowledge that this problem is very, very real, and that complete gender segregation breeds sexual repression and unhealthy attitudes toward female sexuality."
  • "Everybody is proud of the resistance. No matter how many people, including myself, disapprove of or even hate Hamas and its ideology, every single person in Gaza is proud of the resistance." Part 2 of Walid Abuzaid's on-the-ground account of life in #Gaza:
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