Turns out there was a lot more to this Judaism than anyone had let on in the first 30 years of my life.
Eric Alterman blasts back at Josh Block, a self-appointed guardian of pro-Israel policy. Alterman says there’s nothing ‘anti-Semitic’ about taking on Israel’s right-wing.
A final split is coming between Israel and world Jewry. The reason is that Israel is slowly but surely turning into a conservative theocracy, writes Eric Alterman.
Neo-conservatives want to score cheap political points by claiming Occupy Wall Street is riddled with anti-Semitism. Eric Alterman warns: Don’t believe the hype.
Eric Alterman is no Republican. But The Nation scribe was aghast to see his eighth-grade daughter’s reading list included only leftists like Michael Moore and Angela Davis.
Right-wing blogger Jennifer Rubin initially blamed Islamic ‘jihadists’ for the Norway massacre. Eric Alterman asks why the Washington Post gives her a platform for bigotry.
Critics blasted Yale for reshaping its anti-Semitism initiative. The university did the right thing by guarding the line between criticism of Israel and criticism of Jews.
With Palestinian officials willing to compromise on key issues, Eric Alterman argues that Israel’s leaders are digging in their heels — and risking ruin in the process.
Netanyahu’s recent U.S. trip was a “deal between right-wingers in both countries to advance their own short-term political goals,” Eric Alterman writes.
Every few years, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee goes too far — at least according to its critics. It bullies the wrong congressman. It steps on the toes of the wrong undersecretary. It slanders the reputation of the wrong Jewish peacenik or respected academic. And yet, like the River Jordan, it is still a-rollin’, mightier than ever, flooding Congress with legislation that rewards Israel, punishes Palestinians and generally makes life difficult for anyone who dares to differ. It wins, but it wins ugly, and the people getting rolled predict that next time, it will be different.