The Propagandist is proud to welcome Ben Cohen, editor of the AJC's Z-Word Blog, to the growing ranks of our contributing writers.
Cohen’s ambitious four-part series examines the philosophy and motivations behind international delegitimization campaigns against the state of Israel. His starting point is a sympathetic critique of Israeli scholar Yoram Hazony’s essay, Israel Through European Eyes.
We are in this thing for the long haul.
By this thing, I mean the tripartite assault upon Israel emanating from "the media... the campuses and in the corridors of power - a smear campaign of a kind that no other nation on earth is subjected to on a regular basis," as Yoram Hazony puts it.
Hazony makes this claim in "Israel Through European Eyes". In this popular essay, the Israeli scholar launches an enquiry into why this smear campaign is happening and what might be done to confront it.
Hazony's explanation of the intellectual origins of Israel's current, woeful predicament robustly counters the typical platitudes one encounters in discussions of how Israel should respond.
"Change your policy," insists the...More >>