Articles by Michael Curtis
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Michael Curtis, author of "Jews, Antisemitism, and the Middle East", is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in political science at Rutgers University. Curtis is the author of 30 books, and in 2014 was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur


  • Balfour

    The Balfour Declaration and British Leftist anti-Semitism

    The centenary of the Balfour Declaration has brought British, and other anti-Semites, crawling out of the woodwork. Labour is a party which claims the mantle of progress. It is a sad state of affairs that a British Lord had a more enlightened attitude to the Jewish people 100 years ago than many in the Labour Party do today

    by Michael Curtis -  6 November 2017
  • Arak

    The threat is still Iran

    Iran is playing games over its nuclear deal and President Trump is right to voice concerns. It is almost certain that Iran will continue its quest for a nuclear bomb. This has brought Israel closer to the Arab countries. It is now time for America and Europe to get much tougher with Iran

    by Michael Curtis - 19 September 2017
  • Felix_dzerzhinksy

    The politics of statues from Washington to Moscow

    The eradication of General Robert E. Lee from American history is not occasioning any soul searching in Russia where Valdimir Putin is raising up the image of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the effective founder of the KGB. Statues do tell us something. President Trump should be aware of the message from Moscow

    by Michael Curtis -  8 September 2017
  • Lenin-tomb-red-square-moscow_cs

    The failure of the Communist god

    Communism has often been compared to a religion. But it was one that failed far more quickly than the millenarian creeds such as Christianity and Islam. It brought terror and destruction with no compensating benefits so that only the most deluded could long believe in it

    by Michael Curtis - 21 August 2017
  • Petain_and_hitler

    Truth from France on anti-Zionism as anti-Semitism

    French President Emmanuel Macron is establishing himself as a defender of truth and justice over France's past persecution of the Jews. He rightly acknowledges that anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism, showing the way for all his counterparts in the West

    by Michael Curtis - 18 July 2017
  • Women

    The inequality of women

    It is easy to sigh, and to put it down to moaning, but the reality is that women continue to face mass discrimination in many sectors. All sides of the political spectrum need to rethink this matter, and strike out for justice

    by Michael Curtis -  4 July 2017
  • Un_general_assembly

    The blind hatred of the United Nations against Israel

    Between 2012 and 2015 the UN General Assembly adopted 97 resolutions critical of countries; 87 of them were against Israel. This is either worthy of an entry in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or it's blind hatred, plain and simple

    by Michael Curtis - 15 June 2017
  • Jerusalem

    A Donald Trump 14 Points for Israel and Palestinians

    President Trump should emulate Woodrow Wilson and his landmark 14 points for peace by setting out 14 basic terms and conditions for a sane and lasting deal for Israel, the Palestinians, and the region as a whole. This is what those points should be

    by Michael Curtis - 18 May 2017
  • Prince_philip

    Two cheers for monarchy, one for the republic?

    In Prince Philip’s own words, monarchy exists in the interests of the people, not in the interests of the monarch. The British system mystifies most people, including Brits, but it just seems to work

    by Michael Curtis -  5 May 2017
  • Kim_jong-un

    America must play global hegemon against North Korea

    President Trump has recognized North Korea is an enemy of the most dangerous kind. But he is so far unwilling to state overtly that the US response means military action. At some point, the US national interest will mean America has to start acting as the global hegemon

    by Michael Curtis -  1 May 2017
  • Chemical_weapons

    Trump trumps Obama on chemical red lines

    Barack Obama's weakness in failing to enforce the so called red lines over the use of chemical weapons by Assad in Syria has had terrible consequences. President Trump has sent a powerful signal in his recent attack in Syria, and deserves to be applauded. But does a signal make a policy? We shall see

    by Michael Curtis - 18 April 2017
  • Mahmoud-ahmadinejad-ap-copy

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: The alarming comedian

    All the world's a stage, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is renowned for his foolish role on it, that of the frightening would-be comedian whose comments have been priceless for an imbecility which has extended to the Holocaust, HIV, and even the clouds. Now he wants to run again for Iranian president. The world should stop laughing. The man, like his country, is dangerous

    by Michael Curtis - 14 April 2017
  • Moliere_clause

    Do you speak the language of Moliere?

    Conservative regional councils in France are forcing workers on building sites to speak French -- the so called Moliere clause. But with around 10 percent of France's population being Muslim, demography is the real language of French politics

    by Michael Curtis - 10 April 2017
  • Eddie_izzard

    Eddie Izzard confronts Palestinian discrimination

    The anti-Israel campaign by BDS has become more sophisticated. It no longer talks of throwing Jews into the sea, but is the latest device in a soft terror campaign for those seeking the end of Israel or “Zionism.” Comedian Eddie Izzard has shown the dishonesty and idiocy of the entire BDS agenda

    by Michael Curtis -  4 April 2017
  • Mark_rutte

    Europe's populist challenge is far from over

    Some argue that because Geert Wilders did not win the Dutch elections a big blow has been struck against populism. This is dangerously optimistic. Wilders was never going to take power, and the mainstream is now aping the populist agenda

    by Michael Curtis - 21 March 2017