Asaf Romirowsky
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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.

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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.

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review of The Tail Wags the Dog: International Politics and the Middle East

November 19, 2015  •  Jerusalem Post

Blaming the West has become the most pervasive method of teaching for many Middle East studies departments, which are becoming the heart of pop-culture academia. Efraim Karsh, a distinguished professor of Middle Eastern studies at Bar-Ilan University and professor emeritus at King's College London, in his latest book The Tail Wags the Dog: International Politics and the Middle East, dispels this myth.

"Britain's 'original sin,' if such was indeed committed, lay not in the breaking up of Middle Eastern unity but in its attempted over-unification." Overall, the blunders of the great powers were in trying to impose their own wishful thinking instead of obtaining a real understanding of the Middle East.

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Steven Salaita: BDS's Favorite Martyr

November 14, 2015  •  Ynet News

Steven Salaita, whose anti-Zionist/Semitic tweets and uncivil rants cost him a position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), used a recent appearance in Philadelphia to portray himself as a victim of the Zionist lobby. The lecture was co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace, which the Anti-Defamation League calls "the largest and most influential Jewish anti-Zionist group" in the U.S.

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The Quakers, No Friends of Israel

November 5, 2015  •  Wall Street Journal

American religious history is filled with examples of faiths whose public perceptions defy deeper realities. The Quakers, for instance, are known as peaceful and supremely benign. Few suspect that one central mission is promoting the boycott, divestment and sanctions, or BDS, movement that opposes Israel's existence.

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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

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