About Abe Greenwald

Abe has written fiction and non-fiction, and also blogs at Commentary Magazine.

Beshert, Kurdish Style

By October 5, 2007

There are a host of multi-dimensional links between Kurds and Jews (to say nothing of the many thousands of Kurdish Jews.) It is sometimes claimed that Abraham was Kurdish. Historically, a good number of Kurds felt positively toward Israel and … Read More

Happy Quds Day!

By October 5, 2007

It's the last Friday of Ramadan and you know what that means: It's Quds Day. Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem. From Khomeini's original declaration of the holiday in 1979: Quds Day is the day of Islam; it is the day … Read More

The Zionists Behind the Islamist Ruse

By October 4, 2007

Turkey is steadily becoming one of the most dangerous, complicated, and bizarre players on the world’s Islamic stage. The Washington Post has a story about a mega-best-selling Turkish book series asserting that Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other … Read More

Cohen on Neocons and Liberal Hawks

By October 4, 2007

Roger Cohen weighed in with a challenging Op-Ed piece in today’s New York Times about the label “neocon” as a catch-all slur for those who supported the Iraq War. Challenging because Cohen bit off a lot: “20th Century liberal thought,” … Read More

Peter Griffin: Anti-Semite?

By October 4, 2007

The AP reports that Bourne Co. who owns the classic song "When You Wish Upon A Star" has filed a suit against Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Fox Broadcasting Co., the Cartoon Network and others for copyright infringement, claiming the … Read More

Tutu Banned Over Concern for Jews

By October 3, 2007

The University of St. Thomas in Minnesota has cancelled an appearance by Archbishop Desmond Tutu out of fear of offending the local Jewish community. Tutu has made several anti-Israel and anti-Zionist remarks in the past, and he’s been a proponent … Read More

Steinhardt, Birthright Israel, and “Common Judaism”

By October 3, 2007

There’s an article in today’s New York Sun about Taglit-Birthright Israel’s multi-million dollar initiative to build on its program of sending young Jews on free 10-day trips to Israel. The program as it stands is a pretty remarkable thing. Birthright … Read More

Kosher Delhi: Addendum

By October 3, 2007

The Herald Tribune reports that a home furnishings company in India will destroy all promotional materials for its "Nazi Collection" linens, after India's Jewish community complained.  The Nazi Collection packaging also featured swastikas.  "Furnishing dealer Jagdish Todi met Jewish community … Read More