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"Shulgi, King of Cleveland."
Ancient Near East Today, February 2017.

"So it is Written, So it Shall be Done:" The Ten Commandments at Sixty."
Ancient Near East Today, May 2016.

"How to Chase a White Whale, A Response to “Biblical Archaeology: The Hydra of Palestine’s History.”"
Bible and Interpretation, March 15, 2016

"In a world where slaves make bricks without straw..."
Ancient Near East Today, January 2015.

"Tucson, August 1984."
Ancient Near East Today,
August 2014.

"Remembering Martin Bernal."
Ancient Near East Today, August 2013.

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"Monumental Fight: Countering the Islamic State's Antiquities Trafficking." November 20, 2015. With Yaya Fanusie. 


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BDS Monitor, A monthly digest of BDS events and trends.


"The British Political Crisis and European Politics: A Dystopian Scenario."
November 13, 2017.

"Palestinian Settler-Colonialism." September 3, 2017.

"Trump and the Israelization of American Politics." April 24, 2017.

"Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 199: Resisting the Past." March 26, 2017.

"BDS, Political Religion, and the Crisis of the Global Left." October 28, 2016.


"The world must finally awaken to the UN refugee agency's failures." With Asaf Romirowsky. June 12, 2017.


"New Leads on Looted Middle Eastern Antiquities." December 12, 2016.


"Is Judaism a Good Model for Islamic Reform?" February 22, 2017.

"The Right of Palestinian Return Would Mean the End of Jewish Israel." October 27, 2016.

"The Anthroplogy of Billy Joel." March 8, 2017.

"Archaeology's Other Publication Problem." May 9, 2016.

"Irving Berlin’s Piano and the Problem of American Jewish Museums." April 29, 20

"AIPAC, Trump, and the Land of Shadows." March 23, 2016. 

"Healthy Institutions Don't Boycott Israel." February 11, 2016.



"Radicalization and the Grain of Sand." June 28, 2016.



"Why UNESCO Shouldn't Treat Jerusalem as a Weapon." November 7, 2016. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"ISIS and Antiquities: The Missing Pieces." January 24, 2016.

"ISIS' Shocking Assault on History." March 11, 2015.

"America's Palestine Refugee Policy is Insane." December 19, 2014. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"From the Ashes of Iraq: Mesopotamia Rises Again." August 20, 2014.

"Understanding UNRWA." With Asaf Romirowsky. July 17, 2014.

"Failed Religious Diplomacy at the Birth of Israel." March 31, 2014. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"Learning the Wrong Lesson from Ike." February 1, 2013.

"UNRWA Keeps Quiet on Syria.: November 9, 2012." With Asaf Romirowsky.

"Preserving the Syrian Paper Trail." October 17, 2012.

"The New Palestinian Realism." March 9, 2012. With Asaf Romirowsky.



 




 

"The Quakers. No Friends of Israel." November 5, 2015. With Asaf Romirowsky.


"Defund the UNRWA."
Wall Street Journal Europe, April 1, 2011. With Asaf Romirowsky.

 

“Egypt’s Antiquities Fall Victim to the Mob.” February 1, 2011.



"American Jews and the Democratic Party: Coda." November 28, 2016.

"Why the Origins of the BDS Movement Matter." August 31, 2016.

"Why Millennials Dislike Israel." June 8, 2016.

"What is Zochrot Really Remembering?" With Asaf Romirowsky. April 16, 2016.

"Sadism and Masochism in International Culture." October 14, 2015.

"Europe, Migrants, and the Jewish Question." September 9, 2015.

"Why Empower Iran?" August 3, 2015.

"The Deal With Iran: How to Make Lemonade Out of Lemons." July 14, 2015.

"Why Don't the British Like Israel?" February 5, 2015.

"The New Context of US-Israel Relations." October 29, 2014.

"Why Negotiations Collapsed - American Perceptions and Future Indications." May 3, 2014.

"Reading the Obama Interview."March 3, 2014.

"The American Jewish Fairness Trap." February 27, 2014.

"The Arab League and peace, after 68 years." January 9, 2014.

"American Jewish Demography and the challenge of supporting Israel." November 25, 2013.

"Why on Earth is Obama going to Israel?" March 12, 2013.




"Hands off the Antiquities." July 15, 2017.

"Return or Die?" May 17, 2015. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"With Friends Like These." January 7, 2015. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"From Welfare to Warfare." August 2, 2014. With Asaf Romirowsky. 


"Give Palestine-Not the U.N.-the Money, Responsibility, and Glory." August 29, 2014. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"Stop Giving Money to the U.N.'s Relief Agency for Palestinians." August 18, 2014. With Asaf Romirowsky.





"New Studies, Old Hatreds."
May 7, 2014.

 

"How The Quakers Became Champions of BDS." November 10, 2017. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"The Search for My Uncle Harry." November 26, 2013.

"We Gave Iran an Antique as a Token of Goodwill. Only Problem? It’s Fake." October 10, 2013 

"Middle East Antiques Roadshow." May 29, 2012.




"When Did The Quakers Stop Being Friends?" December 2013. With Asaf Romirowsky.


"The Politics of the Palestinian Right of Return." February 24, 2014. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"Is The Arab-Israeli Conflict Really About Economics?" June 26, 2013. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"The True Obstacle to Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians." March 26, 2013. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"Why Hasn't There Been Another Palestinian Intifada?" September 9, 2012. With Asaf Romirowsky.





"An SPME Report: A Review of Israel Apartheid Week." March 24, 2013.



"The Bible: From One-Reeler to Docu-Drama." April 23, 2013. 


"Israel's Gatekeepers." April 11, 2013.


"AIPAC and the Secret Worlds of Peoplehood." March 12, 2013.

"World War II and the Impossibility of Polish History." February 27, 2013.


"Signs of the Times." February 7, 2013.


"Antisemitism: Obsession or Logic?" January 24, 2013.


"When Prayers for Rain are Answered." January 11, 2013.


"The ISI and the Jews." January 3, 2013.


"America and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Romance." December 30, 2012.

"Chemical Warfare in the Middle East: A Brief History." December 13, 2012.


"Israel's Friends in Gaza." November 29, 2012. 


"The Real Jewish Geography." November 16, 2012.


"Can Jews Write History?" November 8, 2012.


"Art and Idolatry in Austria." October 30, 2012.


"Hans Bethe and the Problem of 'Jewish Genius.'" October 15, 2012.


"Adorno, Butler, and the Death of Irony." September 28, 2012.


"The Shofar." September 14, 2012.


"The Aleppo Codex and the Ownership of Tradition." September 12, 2012.


"Neologism and Nationalism." August 30, 2012.


"Jews and Guns." August 17, 2012.


"The Postmodern Golem." August 7, 2012.

"Alfred Nobel's Other Mistake." July 20, 2012.

"UNESCO and the World Heritage Game." July 16, 2012.

"Hollywood Goes to Auschwitz." June 29, 2012.

"The Jewish Left, Between History and Revelation." June 11, 2012.

"Sending Mein Kampf Back to School." May 22, 2012.

"The Case of American Religious Zionism." May 10, 2012.

"Find, Fix, Finish." May 1, 2012.

"Independence Day." April 26, 2012.

"Reading between the Lists." April 4, 2012.

"Art against History." March 29, 2012.

"Marching to Jerusalem." March 22, 2012.

"AIPAC and the Politics of Reaffirmation." March 13, 2012.

"What Would Ariel Sharon Do?" March 5, 2012.

"Evil Genius." February 23, 2012.

"The Signal-to-Noise War." February 15, 2012.

"Toward an Archaeology of Hell." February 7, 2012.

"Listening to Saddam." January 26, 2012.

"Jerusalem's Ego and Id." January 19, 2012.

"The Mughrabi Bridge to Nowhere." January 3, 2012.

"Roll, Jordan, Roll." December 23, 2011.

"Newt and the Palestinians." December 13, 2011.

"Shtik and Sensibility." December 9, 2011.

"Look for the Union Label." December 1, 2011.

"Into the Jewish Dark Continent." November 22, 2011.

"People of the Byte." November 15, 2011.

"The Dead Sea Scrolls, Alive in Times Square." November 8, 2011.

"British Philo-Semitism, Once and Future." November 3, 2011.

"Creating the Master Race." October 28, 2011.

"Diversity at Dura-Europos."  October 12, 2011.


"Israel Studies 101."   October 3, 2011.

"Mel and the Maccabee."  September 22, 2011.

"Spying for Zion."  September 13, 2011.

"Mossad and Morality on Film." September 7, 2011.


"Libya and the Jews." August 31, 2011.


"Demonizing Glenn Beck." August 26, 2011.


"Crown Heights in the Mirror." August 18, 2011.


"Israel and the Antipodes." August 15, 2011.


"The New Sinai." August 10, 2011.


"Hizballah in America." August 4, 2011.


"No Room in Zion?" July 28, 2011.


"The New Biblical Archeology." July 25, 2011.


"Fueling Israel's Future." July 21, 2011.


"David Mamet's Homecoming." July 18, 2011.


"Jews, Communism, and Espionage." June 29, 2011.


"The Tourist's Dilemma." June 20, 2011.


"Anti-Semitism and Man at Yale." June 13, 2011.


"The Anthropology of AIPAC." May 31, 2011.


"From the Four Corners." May 24, 2011.


"Holocaust without End." May 18, 2011. 


"Agitprop in America." May 12, 2011.


"Anti-Semitism 101." May 6, 2011.

"On Faith and Forgeries." May 4, 2011.

"Eichmann Goes Digital." April 18, 2011.

“Clash of Civilizations.” April 8, 2011.

"The Archaeology War." March 31, 2011. 

"Jewish Studies in Decline?" March 28, 2011.

"Beyond Tanks." March 14, 2011

"Follow the Money." March 2, 2011. 

"Jewish Philanthropy 2.0." February 23, 2011.

"The Tribes Speak." February 16, 2011.

"The Pharaoh’s General, and Mubarak’s." February 7, 2011.

“The Iraqi Jewish Archive.” January 24, 2011.

“Science, Faith, and Biblical Archaeology.” January 17, 2011.

"Loving Jews, Hating Jews." January 10, 2011

"In the Portable Homeland." December 29, 2010.

"And Not a Drop to Drink." December 22, 2010

"The DNA Speaks." December 20, 2010

"Fire and Resilience." December 7, 2010.

"The Discreet Coyness of Salam Fayyad." December 3, 2010.

"Why Rachel’s Tomb Matters." November 19, 2010.



"Netanyahu the Palestinian." January 2, 2013.



"Review of Students and Resisance in Palestine: Books, Guns and Politics."  v. 22 (2015)

"UNRWA Resists Resettlement."  v. 19 (2012).

"The Rhetoric of Nonsense."  v. 19 (2012.

"Egypt's Antiquities Caught in the Revolution"  v. 18 (2011).


"Are We Willing To Die to Save the Past?" Spiked-Online, August 15, 2012.






"The United Nations' Palestinian Refugee Industry." November 23, 2016. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"The anti-Israel movement's 'anti-normalization' campaign." August 3, 2016. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"Salam Fayyad Holds the Key to Palestine's Future." March 2, 2012. With Asaf Romirowsky.




"Palestinians: Refugees Forever?" June 5, 2012. With Asaf Romirowsky.




"Palestinian Refugees Forever?" May 25, 2012. With Asaf Romirowsky.

"BDS and the AFSC." April 24, 2012. With Asaf Romirowsky.