Jessica Stern – Terror, Rape and Shame

Why do researchers pick up a particular theme? How does their own life history influence their choices. We often assume and assert that our interest in particular topic is only motivated by the desire to do science. Often of course this is not entirely true. Jessica Stern, a leading expert on terrorism and radicalization, wrote a book. Her book Denial: A Memoir of Terror. About her own coming to t Continue Reading →

'Theatre of the Absurd' – Netanyahu Visiting the Netherlands

Israeli PM Netanyahu visited the Netherlands. In his speech in the Portugese Synagogue of Amsterdam which you can watch here, Netanyahu refers to the critique on Israeli policies with regard to the Palestinians and Iran as a 'theatre of the absurd'. But for his opponents his equation of jewishness with Israel and his views on Palestinians and Iran would equally amount to be part of a theatre of th Continue Reading →