Erik Arnold

A Bit of Advice

One of the ways to change this situation is by imitating the foe and mounting a continuous public relations offensive. In order to influence the average mind, certain facts must be stated over and over again, and as often as possible; information must be condensed in such a way as to be accessible to a broad public. , 1/17/2005, 8:20 PM

A Window to the East

Asia in general (excluding Muslim states) is characterized for the most part by a non-Christian, "neutral-Semitic" point of view. There is little historical connection in most countries either with Jews as a people or with anti-Semitism as an ideology. , 11/2/2004, 9:52 PM

Surrender Without Defeat

Much has been made in certain anti-Israel quarters regarding the alleged similarities between the Jewish State and apartheid era South Africa. While the differences between these two countries have been dealt with by others elsewhere, correspondences do indeed exist among the pair, albeit in a way different from that usually proffered. In fact, South Africa's recent history can be used as a guidel, 9/28/2004, 11:58 PM

Israel and the Old/New Imperialism

<I>As the </i>Constellation<i> roared into the dark toward teeming Asia, I heard excited voices discussing Palestine.</i> , 8/18/2004, 12:02 AM

The Other Refugees - Part II

The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries witnessed the importation of such Western ideas as socialism, capitalism, secularism, and the idea of the modern nation state into what was basically an agrarian, religiously oriented, clan-based and feudal society. The concomitant rise of Zionism among the despised Jews served to further aggravate the dislocation felt in much of the Arab-Islamic w, 7/25/2004, 9:52 PM

The Other Refugees - Part I

The story of the Arab refugees has occasioned much gnashing of teeth and beating of breasts among the collective court of international opinion, while the same sentiment has not been granted to their more numerous Hebrew counterparts., 7/13/2004, 7:13 PM

The Roots of Resentment

The roots of the West's modern confrontation with the Muslim world begin not in 1948, the year of Israel's birth, but rather in 1648, the year the Turks were driven for the second, and last, time from the gates of Vienna. , 6/29/2004, 11:16 PM

Poraz's Kulturkampf

Israel was created as a Jewish state, for Jews. It was not made to give refuge to Nigerian hairdressers, Romanian brick-layers or Chinese short order cooks. However, Poraz, the consummate "postmodern" politician (although very old-fashioned in his Jewish anti-Semitism), seeks to eliminate the specifically Jewish character of his country and replace it with the typically faceless rabble today encou, 5/12/2004, 9:36 PM