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  • Dear John Sexton: Condemn and block the ASA

    By Judea Pearl

    February 5, 2014 | 1:42 pm

    To: John Sexton, Ph.D J. D.
    President, New York University

    Re. An Open Letter regarding NYU and ASA, via email, January 20, 2014.

    Dear President Sexton,

    I am writing to you as an alumnus of NYU-affiliated school who is deeply concerned with the recent boycott resolution by...

  • Boycott Israel? Not on my campus

    By Judea Pearl

    January 3, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    There are many good reasons to oppose the American Studies Association (ASA) decision to boycott Israeli universities. But there are some bad reasons as well. Many arguments against the boycott play exactly into the hands of the pro-boycott propagandists and give them the...

  • Nov. 29 and Palestinian Statehood

    By Judea Pearl

    December 5, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    Even as the sound of “Hatikvah” reverberated in the auditorium of the American Jewish University, where Los Angeles commemorated the 65th anniversary of the historic United Nations vote of Nov. 29, 1947, another U.N. vote was casting its shadows on our consciousness — the vote for...

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  • The Lions' Den

    By Judea Pearl

    February 23, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Daniel Pearl’s murder by terrorists was made public on Feb. 21, 2002. Author Judea Pearl is a professor at UCLA, president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation (danielpearl.org) and a co-editor of “I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl” (Jewish...

  • Obama’s dilemma — What went wrong and what can be fixed

    By Judea Pearl

    June 7, 2011 | 6:24 pm

    Say what you will about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House last month, there is no question that things did not go exactly as planned.

    If you believe that President Barack Obama is Israel’s staunchest friend, trying his best to save it from...

  • Words Matter — Obama’s Next Challenge

    By Judea Pearl

    May 17, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    By the time this article is published on May 19, President Barack Obama will be putting the final touches on his policy speech on the Middle East, scheduled for the same day. Many see it as an important speech, for it could signal a dramatic shift in U.S. policy in the wake of the...

  • The psychology behind the Ground Zero mosque

    By Judea Pearl

    August 28, 2010 | 7:40 pm

    I have been trying hard to find an explanation for the intense controversy surrounding the Cordoba Initiative, whereby 71 percent of Americans oppose the construction of an Islamic Center and a Mosque next to Ground Zero. I cannot agree with the theory that such broad resistance...

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