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Lawrence Davidson is a history professor at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He is the author of Foreign
Policy Inc.: Privatizing America's National Interest
; America's
Palestine: Popular and Offical Perceptions from Balfour to Israeli
Statehood
; and Islamic Fundamentalism. His academic work is focused on the history of American foreign relations with the Middle East. He also teaches courses in the history of science and modern European intellectual history.

His blog To The Point Analyses now has its own Facebook page. Along with the analyses, the Facebook page will also have reviews, pictures, and other analogous material.

www.tothepointanalyses.com

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Israelis: What do you think of Haredim?, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 2, 2022
The Jewish Schism Deepens-An Analysis "This year, American Jews have been part of a racial reckoning in our community. " How are we complicit with racial violence? Jewish communities " have had teach-ins and workshops, held vigils, and commissioned studies. And yet " so many of us ignore the day-to-day indignity that the Israeli military and police forces enact on Palestinians, and sit idly by as Israel upholds two separate legal systems for the same region.
Israel flag over Tel Aviv, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 9, 2021
The Bell Tolls for Israel On 19 October 2021, the Israeli Defense Ministry officially labeled six well known Palestinian human rights associations as "terrorist organizations."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 2, 2021
A Problem of Clerical Hypocrisy On 12 September 2021, Rabbi Wolpe had an opinion piece, written at the time of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, in the New York Times. It is entitled "A Rabbi's Guide to Making Amends." It turns out that his recommendations are as easily applied to offenses committed by the Zionist national collective as to any Jewish individual.
Blah, Blah, Blah, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 13, 2021
A Forever Foreign Policy Debate It is important to look at this debate just because it is going on among those to whom policy makers pay attention. And, through such an examination, to realize that any exchange at this level of insiders is unlikely to get at the core problems of U.S. foreign policy.
Abortion, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 8, 2021
Abortion and the Culture War It is anyone's guess if, devoid of able and forceful Democratic leadership clearly articulating what is at stake, enough voting American citizens will understand the risk or have the motivation to stop a reactionary takeover.
Stop A War With Iran, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 3, 2021
How to Undermine a Diplomatic Triumph The true status of current negotiations to reinstate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran is unknown to the American public -- most of whom are tragically indifferent to the outcome. This is so even though the successful negotiation of this deal with Iran back in 2015 represents one of the greatest triumphs of diplomacy in the last hundred years.
Democracy and Freedom, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 2, 2021
The Democracy vs. Freedom Dispute In the United States, there is a dispute over whether democracy and freedom are compatible. Some, such as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, have questioned their compatibility, and even asserted that freedom, rather than democracy, is what the U.S. really stands for.
Israel -- stop the Bombing of Gaza, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 11, 2021
Zionist Academics Take The Side Of State Power The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) is a very successful learned society. Its scholars cover all of the Middle East and North Africa.
No Pride in Israeli Apartheid!, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 14, 2021
Israeli Apartheid Confirmed Western governments are so committed to Israel -- and steeped in the hypocrisy this requires -- that they will simply ignore the HRW revelations, as they did the earlier reports.
Left vs Right: US Political Spectrum, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 3, 2021
On The Spectrum Those who pay attention to mental and emotional states, and their multitude of disquieting effects, recognize the notion of a spectrum.
Stop Gun Violence, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 2, 2021
Armed and Ignorant in the Land of the Free Gun violrnce is happening in a country in which there are more guns than people and where laws are enacted that make it easier to buy a gun than to vote.
President Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Joe Biden's Heartfelt Illogic about Israel Joe Biden will sustain Israeli dominance in the region even as that country confirms itself as a rightist, racist threat to human rights and international law. Biden may lose his moment in history.
Drawings on the separation wall between Israel and Palestine, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2021
The Saturday Night Live Joke versus Israeli Behavior Zionists are deceitful because they purposely conflate Zionism which is an ethnocentric political ideology adhered to by a subset of Jews, with Judaism, a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural religion. Then they insist that Israel's allies -- particularly the United States -- adhere to this same propagandistic conflation.
Israel Flag, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 24, 2021
New Symbolic Role for the Israeli Flag During the January 6 insurrection, hardly any of the U.S. media took note of the following fact: among the signs and banners of rightwing organizations stood a very large Israeli flag.
Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Joe Biden Adopts a Trump Approach to Iran Our new president is leading us in the direction of domestic sanity, and there are even hints of progressive potential in his evolving agenda. Under his leadership.
Amerikan Hero, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2021
The 1776 Commission Report One of Donald Trump's efforts to restructure, or maybe de-structure, the U.S. was the establishment of a 1776 Commission. Its job was to recast American history in an extravagantly patriotic fashion so as to assert U.S. exceptionalism.
DC Capitol Storming, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2021
A Brief but Portentous Insurrection The U.S. had a problem -- one that could encourage insurrection -- came when some 74 million Americans chose to vote for a racist neofascist in the 2020 national election.
Israeli Apartheid Week, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 10, 2021
Defending Apartheid The predictable Palestinian struggle seeking equality and the end of apartheid is seen as a subversive movement by both Israel's Jewish majority and its increasingly rightwing governments.
US and Israel Joint Exercise, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 16, 2020
International Law Vs. Eternal Recurrence The 21st century may prove decisive for both the human race and the planet. The environment needs the enforcement of regulations reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants. The human race needs the reenergizing and enforcement of international law.
Donald Trump - Caricature, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 29, 2020
A Near Miss with Despotic Selfishness Donald Trump spent four years glorifying and modeling his selfishness. His worst performance came with the COVID-19 pandemic. At that point, Trump played the role of the despotic Nero fiddling while the United States went down in the flames of a worldwide plague.

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