A New Book about Zionism and the Left Misses the Big Picture

April 5 2019

In The Lions’ Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky, Susie Linfield examines a number of prominent leftist thinkers’ often contradictory and almost always logically and morally incoherent ideas about Israel. David Mikics finds the book both “compulsively readable” and “persuasive,” but notes that it fails to draw conclusions about the larger pattern it identifies:

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More about: Albert Memmi, Anti-Semitism, Hannah Arendt, Isaac Deutscher, Leftism

The Case against Returning to the Iran Deal

Jan. 26 2021

Since Joe Biden’s election to the presidency, supporters of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran—formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—have been advocating for the new administration to rejoin the agreement. Doing so would be a strategic mistake, argue Michael Oren and Yossi Klein Halevi:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Joseph Biden, U.S. Foreign policy