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Published on Dec 22, 2015 by Phyllis Chesler

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Dear Reader and Supporter:


My PayPal donation button has not been working for quite a while; I only learned of this yesterday. Therefore, if any kind soul among you wishes to make an end-of-year donation to my work, now is the time. Trust me, your donation will go a long way towards keeping my voice out there. Donate Here

Professor Andrew Pessin has put it this way: "Once, Dr Chesler was known internationally as a leading feminist activist and scholar. That all changed when she took a stand for the truth, the Jews, Israel, and the West. She was prescient about the rise of anti-Zionism/anti-Semitism and about the betrayal of the truth, the Jews, and the West by our leading intelligentsia. This crucial work, in particular her support of Israel, has cost her dearly in professional terms--as the attack on Israel spread into mainstream media and academic circles, Dr. Chesler has found herself shunned by many in her former academic and professional communities. We must support the work of this groundbreaking, absolutely essential journalist, writer, and human being--this courageous woman who persists in speaking the truth against powerful opponents. And we must disseminate it widely."

But I have lived in many worlds and my work goes far beyond my critique of "political correctness" and my Israel advocacy. In the 21st century, I have published six new books (Woman's Inhumanity To Woman, Women of the Wall: Claiming Sacred Ground at Judaism's Holy Site, The New Anti-Semitism, The Death of Feminism, An American Bride in Kabul and Living History: On the Front Lines for Israel and the Jews, 2003-2015). I also updated and re-published, expanded, and/or introduced four earlier works (Women and Madness, Mothers on Trial. The Battle For Children and Custody, Sacred Bond. The Legacy of Baby M, and Woman's Inhumanity to Woman).

I have also published four pioneering studies about honor killing and am about to embark on a fifth such study. I publish frequently in many places and will continue to do so.

I am working on a new book which must remain a secret—for now.

I have also been slowly and quietly posting the videotaped speeches which were delivered at my most recent birthday party. Although I have not yet posted them all, I would like to share some of them with you now as an end-of-year gift. To be praised by those who are themselves most praiseworthy is a great honor. It is one that I have earned. Please share my joy. If any of you wish to make a donation towards my operating costs/expenses, now would be an excellent time to do so. As you know, I have a not-for-profit organization and a PayPal option at my site here.

Here are some of the most wonderful speeches delivered at or for my 75th birthday party.

Alan Dershowitz: https://youtu.be/fTE5eUqNTiI

Merle Hoffman: https://youtu.be/eOdYdm-Q5X8

Ibn Warraq: https://youtu.be/dlQYonv-9X4

Aruna Papp: https://youtu.be/cHESbAHnmb8

Paula Caplan: https://youtu.be/-LXnCcGoVzI

Irwin Cotler: https://youtu.be/O0WU6q60wCw

William Hoffman: https://youtu.be/sbYijkrdqk0

Nancy Azara: https://youtu.be/E9bJ_JmbDHQ

Sanda Balaban: https://youtu.be/HKq4A5F3-xc

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