Articles by Michael Curtis

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

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    The EU's "covert" boycott of Israel starts to kick in

    European bigotry aganst Israel is a long-standing problem. A little known boycott campaign is starting to have real effects. European companies are frightened to deal with Israel. It has to stop

    by Michael Curtis - 11 January 2014
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    End this absurdity about Palestinian "refugees"

    The Palestinian refugee problem is largely false and manufactured. In any case, back when it all happened, there were probably more Jewish refugees from Arab countries to Israel than Palestinian-Arab refugees from it

    by Michael Curtis -  7 January 2014
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    The Palestinians want to dance at two weddings

    Palestinian leader Abbas can't invoke the UN, which recognised Israel's quintessentially Jewish character, while simultaneously using the UN to call for a Palestinian state without recognising Israel as a Jewish state. Peace depends on resolving this contradiction

    by Michael Curtis -  5 January 2014
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    "Liberal" NGOs' blind eye to MidEast women's rights

    Women's rights worsening in MidEast. Almost equally objectionable is the refusal of many Western organizations and activists, supposedly concerned to advance human rights, to recognize the bitter truth as a crucial problem and to demand real, systematic reform

    by Michael Curtis -  2 January 2014
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    Tables turn: US university boycotts Palestinian university

    What goes around comes around. A celebrated US university suspended relations with Palestinian Al-Quds University. But that boycott was justified. Nazi salutes and paramilitary dress decorated a rally on their campus

    by Michael Curtis - 30 December 2013
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    The winter of Christian discontent in the Arab world

    Too many "well-meaning" individuals and groups have swallowed the fallacious Palestinian Narrative of Victimhood in the Middle East and fail to recognize that the Christians living there are the real victims. But in one MidEast country Christians thrive

    by Michael Curtis - 28 December 2013
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    Deschooling America, and the world, over Israel

    Everyone concerned with genuine education must be distressed that a body called the American Studies Association responds to a call from extreme anti-Israel lobbyists in almost identical language. This is anti-Semitism pure and simple

    by Michael Curtis - 22 December 2013
  • Free_palestine

    Fantasy in the academic world about Israel boycotts

    The latest boycott of Israel by a US academic group is hypocritical (no surprise there); stupid (well, they're academics!) and unlawful (call in the lawyers). All that aside, it's just ignorance and bigotry

    by Michael Curtis - 17 December 2013
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    Obamacare should take lessons from Israel

    Israel has had general applause for its socio-economic direction, and health care is no exception. Obama could do well to seek advice from Israel in his efforts to handle the complex U.S. health issue

    by Michael Curtis - 16 December 2013
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    Hapless EU wastes credibility, cash on Palestinians

    Ripping off the European taxpayer to fund politically correct, pointless Palestinian projects is bad enough. But what on earth is going on when the Palestinian aid recipients are not even working on those pointless projects anyway? Madness!

    by Michael Curtis - 14 December 2013
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    A personal warning over women in Islamic countries

    In her new book, Phyllis Chesler argues that honor-related violence against women and gender apartheid cannot be justified in the name of cultural relativism or religious custom, or political correctness. Western "progressives" should take note

    by Michael Curtis - 11 December 2013
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    Guardian prejudice aside, Israel is helping Bedouins

    It is hard to believe that Julie Christie and the other 49 people, actors, writers, artists, musicians, who signed The Guardian letter really want the Bedouins to remain in squalor. Israel most certainly does not

    by Michael Curtis -  9 December 2013
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    Ending academic prejudice against Israel

    It is disgraceful that academic organizations (even in America!) supposedly dedicated to and essentially based on free exchange of ideas, call for punishing Israeli universities, and therefore the individual scholars working there, simply because of their nationality

    by Michael Curtis -  4 December 2013
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    No honour in the killing of women

    The UN estimates that 5,000 women are killed each year for "dishonoring" their families. About two-thirds of all murders in Palestinian territories are honor-killings

    by Michael Curtis -  1 December 2013
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    Lessons from Putin for Barack Obama?

    Putin understands the utility of flexing muscle in international affairs, as he's shown over Ukraine and Syria. Obama does not, as he has shown over Syria and Iran. Is there a lesson here?

    by Michael Curtis - 28 November 2013