The Corbyn left: the politics of position and the politics of reason Abstract This paper is about a preference within contemporary left-wing culture for defining opponents as not belonging rather than seeking… Read more > Multi-stage Coordinated Unilateralism: A Proposal to Rescue the Two-State Paradigm In this wide-ranging and hopeful essay, Cary Nelson aims to move the international conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict away from mutual recriminations and… Read more > Fathom Long Read | Adorno and Iran: Critical Theory and Islamic Antisemitism ‘After Auschwitz’, said the German philosopher and social critic Theodor Adorno, we should embrace a new categorical imperative: ‘arrange your… Read more > Anti-Zionism and the Humanities: A response to Saree Makdisi This lengthy essay by two leading US professors challenges the world of academic publishing. 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Of course… Read more > Thucydides Goes to Washington: an interview with Michael Doran about US Grand Strategy in the Middle East Michael Doran is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. specialising in Middle East security issues. In… Read more > ‘Calling a truce with left-wing antisemitism’: The Case Against the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism University College London’s governing Council voted in November 2019 to adopt the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) Working Definition of… Read more > It was the new phenomenon of Israel-focused antisemitism that required the new definition. David Hirsh responds to a recent ‘call to reject’ the IHRA 40 UK-based Israeli academics, broadly from the anti-Zionist left, have issued a ‘call to reject’ the IHRA Working Definition of… Read more > IHRA and JDA: Examining Definitions of Antisemitism in 2021 Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland College Park. His latest book, Israel’s Moment: International… Read more > What should Biden do next on Israeli-Palestinian Peace and Iran? A review essay by Yair Hirschfeld Professor Yair Hirschfeld was a key architect of the Oslo Accords in 1993. In this review essay he assesses the policy frameworks being… Read more > Radical Social Theory and the ‘Jewish Question’: The Priceless Legacy of Robert Fine (1945-2018) Dan Davison writes a fitting tribute to the radical social theorist and political activist Robert Fine, who died in 2018. Fine was one… Read more > Israel, Europe and the converging terror threat Dr. Amichai Magen maps the increasing interconnectedness of the Islamist terror threats faced by Europe and Israel, and considers how… Read more > The Special Relationship: Shoring Up Declining Sympathy for Israel among Democrats Jonathan Rynhold relates that while Democrats overwhelmingly hold a favourable view of Israel, the special relationship increasingly rests on Israel’s… Read more > Israel and the Left: Three Studies of the Crisis: (2) Jewish Voice for Peace’s antisemitic Deadly Exchange campaign The Deadly Exchange campaign falsely blames Israel and its Jewish American supporters for fueling discriminatory policing practices against minority communities… Read more > The Suez Crisis and the Jews of Egypt ‘There are few greater injustices than to say about something that happened, that it did not happen’ wrote the late… Read more > Fathom Long Read | Antisemitism and the IHRA at University College London For twenty years Cary Nelson was part of the elected leadership of the American Association of University Professors, serving as… Read more > Albert Memmi: Zionism as National Liberation With kind permission from Yale University Press, Fathom brings you an extract from 'The Lions' Den: Zionism and the Left from… Read more > Ending the ‘Universalisation’ of the Holocaust and the Wars Against Israel: The GDR People’s Chamber Declaration of 12 April 1990 To ‘universalise’ the Nazi crimes is to deny the uniqueness of the Holocaust and the murder of the Jewish people… Read more > Book Review | Hidden Heroes: One Woman’s Story of Resistance and Rescue in The Soviet Union From 1962, when Matzot for Russia’s Jews for the upcoming Passover holiday were dumped on the pavement in front of… Read more > Representing the Trial: Judith Butler Reads Hannah Arendt Reading Adolf Eichmann Judith Butler is one of the world’s most influential academics and public intellectuals and a leading supporter of the BDS… Read more > What Corbyn’s favourite sociologists Greg Philo and Mike Berry get wrong about contemporary antisemitism Matthew Bolton is the co-author with Frederick Harry Pitts of Corbynism: A Critical Approach, praised by Professor Paul Thompson for… Read more > After ISIS Symposium: What is the scale of the threat to the UK from returning Jihadis? | David Wells Editorial Introduction to the Symposium: In this symposium, six experts – Kyle Orton, Aymenn al-Tamimi, Craig Whiteside, David Wells, Michael… Read more > Balfour 100 | ‘Mack’: Aaron Aaronsohn, the NILI intelligence network and the Balfour Declaration NILI – an acronym for the biblical Hebrew phrase, Netzakh Yisrael Lo Yeshaker, meaning ‘The Eternal One of Israel will… Read more > The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu: an interview with Neill Lochery Neil Lochery is the Catherine Lewis Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies at University College London (UCL). He has… Read more > Terrorism in cyberspace Professor Gabriel Weimann spoke to a Fathom Forum about his book Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation. The following is… Read more > Islamic State and Islamist politics in the UK: why ‘not in my name’ is not enough Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust argues that while IS has the support of only small minorities amongst Muslim… Read more > Ten ways the Palestinians failed to move toward a state during Oslo: Yair Hirschfeld’s critique of Seth Anziska’s Preventing Palestine Yair Hirschfeld was one of the two original architects of the Oslo accords. In this extended critical review of Seth… Read more > After ISIS Symposium: Will the counter-insurgency tactics used to defeat ISIS help it recruit new fighters? | Craig Whiteside Editorial Introduction to the Symposium: In this symposium, six experts – Kyle Orton, Aymenn al-Tamimi, Craig Whiteside, David Wells, Michael… Read more > Fathom Long Read | The Progressive Saviour Complex: Quakers, American Jews and Israel Alex Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky are senior non-resident scholars at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and co-authors of Religion,… Read more > Time to End Palestinian Incitement The glorification of violence in Palestinian Authority media must be addressed if peace talks are to succeed. Even as Israeli-Palestinian… Read more >