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The Historical Paths to the Balfour Declaration

“For long I have been a convinced Zionist,” said Lord Balfour on July 12, 1920 at a meeting at the Royal Albert Hall in London held by the English Zionist Federation under the chairmanship of Lord Rothschild to celebrate the […] Read More »

The Historical Significance of the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration is important because it recognizes the historical bond of the Jewish People to the Holy Land, a bond which existed long before the declaration. Read More »

Nir T. Boms, Expat-ing Democracy: Dissidents, Technology and Democratic Discourse in the Middle East

The book presents an analysis of the events and causes which led to the upheaval and the political and social consequences of these transformations in the Middle East. Read More »

Itamar Rabinovich, Yitzhak Rabin:  Soldier, Leader, Statesman

While Rabinovich praises Rabin’s leadership and his vision, the book does not offer sufficient criticism of the outcome of the Oslo Accords. Read More »

Philippe Val, Hide that Identity Which I Can Not Bear to See

According to Val, identity should be based upon those who know their history, are proud to belong to democratic states and contribute to the rule of law. Read More »

Albert Londres, The Wandering Jew has Arrived

The essays describe the lives of Jews of all sorts: religious and secular, ugly and beautiful, Zionist and socialist, washed and unwashed. Read More »

András Kovács ed., Communism’s Jewish Question:  Jewish Issues in Communist Archives

The archives show the importance of Jewish issues – especially of Zionism and Israel – for the former Soviet Union and its satellite countries. Read More »

Tuvia Tenenbom, The Lies They Tell: A Journey through America

Tenenbom’s format remains that of brief interviews with the different people whom he encounters, and general observations following these meetings. Read More »

Yosef Govrin, Reflections on my Mission as Israel’s Ambassador – To Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia

The book focuses upon Govrin’s two-and a-half years as Israel’s Ambassador to Austria and as non-resident ambassador in Slovenia and Slovakia. Read More »

Jeremiah Unterman, Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics

The book focuses on the foundations and content of ethics in the Hebrew Bible and its lasting influence in these fields. Read More »

Moshe Halbertal, Maimonides: Life and Thought

Halbertal’s comprehensive study deals with Rambam’s biography, his contributions and their lasting impact. Read More »

Yossi Katz, The Land Shall Not Be Sold in Perpetuity

The book traces the involvement of JNF staff and Members of Knesset in formulating various pieces of legislation. Read More »

Eunice G. Pollack, ed., From Antisemitism to Antizionism: The Past and Present of a Lethal Ideology

This book is a collection of 14 high-quality scholarly articles by 13 contributors from Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Israel. Read More »

Robert P. Barnidge, Jr., Self-Determination, Statehood, and the Law of Negotiation: The Case of Palestine

The book might be described as a history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the point of view of international law. Read More »

A Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation. Has Anything Changed?

Will Hamas ever surrender its weapons and armed struggle Read More »