Contributor Archives: Elihu Davison

About Elihu Davison

Elihu Davison is an alumnus of the 17th Habonim Workshop in Kibbutz Urim. He lives in Morristown, NJ.

A Response to Zonszein

By Elihu Davison Homogamies attract. This fact becomes magnified because we now live in an era of ethnic devolutions. That explains why Scotland and Wales have their own parliaments separate and apart from Westminster. Ethnic devolution is why Northern Ireland suffers from what is so elegantly understated as “the troubles.” It is the essentialist reason for the horrific dissolution of Yugoslavia. It goes a long way towards explaining the genocide now ongoing in Darfur. And it is fundamental …

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What Benedict Really Meant about Islam

By Elihu Davison Pope Benedict’s recent remarks at the University of Regensburg set off worldwide Islamic protests and demands for a Papal apology for alleged defamation of Islam and its prophet. Some radical Islamic leaders have gone even further, threatening calumny upon and conquest of Christendom. But what, in fact, did the Pope say? And in the larger context of his speech, what exactly was his reference to Islam? The speech had nothing to do with Islam. It focused on the age-old question …

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The Myth about “The Israel Lobby”

By Elihu Davison A study recently released under the imprimatur of Harvard University, just published in edited form by the London Review of Books is entitled “The Israel Lobby.” It alleges that the sole reason for U.S. support for Israel has been the nefarious workings of AIPAC, the Conference of Presidents of Jewish Organizations, most politicians from both parties, a number of Christian groups, several influential media outlets, and sundry think-tanks. It would be an interesting …

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The Day After

By Elihu Davison I’m writing this as the Israel Elections Authority is still counting ballots, so I have no knowledge of actual results. In a telephone call earlier today an Israeli friend informed me that turnout, as expected, appears to be very light. Albeit we spoke in Israel’s early afternoon; perhaps there will be a surge to the polls at the end of the workday. That said, however, what might this light turnout presage? More likely than not it would mean greater influence for the …

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