Book Reviw Susie Linfield’s, The Lions’ Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky,”(Yale University Press) and Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation, (Olive Branch Press), edited by Carolyn L. Karcher, published around the same time in 2019, are very different books. Linfield’s deeply researched volume surveys with nuance and […]
Benjamin Tua served during his foreign service career at the State Department in Brazil, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lesotho, and the Soviet Union and its successor states. He was Deputy Chief of Mission in Kyrgyzstan, the US Representative in the Assistance Group to Chechnya of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and Head of the Crimea Office of the OSCE Mission to Ukraine. Washington assignments included the Office of Soviet Union Affairs and the Nuclear Risk Reduction Center. He was the State Department Representative to the negotiations on the Chemical Weapons Convention 1985-87 and the Arms Control Analyst in the Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia policy office of the Secretary of Defense 1994-95.