Asaf Romirowsky
Asaf Romirowsky
Home  |  Bio  |  Mobile Site  |  Follow @Twitter
Pundicity: Informed Opinion and Review
 

Latest Articles

What is Zochrot really remembering?

April 14, 2016  •  The Times of Israel

On March 21-22 the Israeli NGO Zochrot held its "Third International Conference on the Return of Palestinian Refugees" in Tel Aviv. The two-day event featured an all-star team of anti-Israeli Israeli speakers from NGOs and academia, all to promote the Palestinian "right of return."

Zochrot's goal is "rais[ing] public awareness of the Palestinian Nakba" and "recognizing and materializing the right of return," stressing that "the rights of the refugees to return must be accepted." Nothing brings together Israel haters, including Americans, like the Palestinian "right of return."

Continue to the full article  |  More articles

 

Obama and the Daylight between US and Israel

March 18, 2016  •  The Hill

This week's AIPAC conference will place the fractured Israel-US relationship front and center in the American public's focus.

Of all the promises that the Obama White House has failed to keep regarding US-Israeli relations, its broken pledge that there will be "no daylight" between the two allies has above all solidified the growing wedge between Washington and Jerusalem.

There is a soft/active boycott coming out of Washington as a result of the "tough love" message that Barack Obama has been peddling around since his talk in Jerusalem in 2013, and during his speech during Jewish American Heritage Month at Adas Israel congregation in Washington last year, where he stated:

Continue to the full article  |  More articles

 

How the United States Mislabels Israel

February 16, 2016  •  The National Interest

In a move uncharacteristic of U.S. policy as it has been carried out for decades, the Obama administration recently endorsed Europe's version of a soft Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) campaign targeting Israeli merchandise.

In late January, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency changed its policy on imports from the West Bank, imposing, in effect, a sanction on such goods.

The penalty states that products must no longer be labeled "Made in Israel," because the United States views the West Bank as territory illegitimately controlled by Israel.

Continue to the full article  |  More articles

 

Anti-Israelism and the Jewish community

January 25, 2016  •  Jerusalem Post

Over the course of Jewish history, the idea of survival has become essential to understanding the Jewish community. Such understanding has run highest at times when Jews were powerless, such as the end of World War II, and produced at these times a certain amount of world sympathy.

Continue to the full article  |  More articles

 

The Hypocrisy of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

January 8, 2016  •  The Times of Israel

A cornerstone of the US feminist revolution has been women's rights to their bodies and above all free access to abortion, something that has been at the heart of feminism since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.

But consistency is not a feature of any organized movement, particularly where Israel enters the equation.

Continue to the full article  |  More articles

Asaf Romirowsky's Book

Cover of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief

by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe
Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 268 pp. $100
December 18, 2013

Details and Reviews...

home   |   biography   |   articles   |   media coverage   |   spoken   |   audio/video   |   books   |   announcements   |   mailing list   |   mobile site