The Threat to Freedom of Speech about Israel: Campus Shout-Downs and the Spirit of the First Amendment

On February 8, 2010 Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, began speaking to a packed hall at UC Irvine.   Read More »

The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity. The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire, by Taner Akçam

Taner Akçam reminds us in his book The Young Turks’ Crime Against Humanity, that six years ago, a Turkish court sentenced two journalists to a year in jail for using the term, “genocide” to describe “events of 1915.”   Read More »

The Clash of Civil Religions: A Paradigm for Understanding Israeli Politics

Almost thirty-five years after Camp David and twenty years after the Oslo Accord, a fundamental question remains unanswered: does the majority of the Israeli public support a left-wing or right-wing ideology?   Read More »

Message from the Editor

Message from the Editor  Read More »

The Unhappy Identity, by Alain Finkielkraut

Philosopher, essayist, and professor of “History and Modernity” at the prestigious “École Polytechnique,” Alain Finkielkraut is a frequent guest on talk shows and a regular contributor to the French media.  Read More »

Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives, by Alvin Rosenfeld

Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives, by Alvin Rosenfeld, ed., Indiana University Press, 2013, 561 pp. Reviewed by Catherine D. Chatterley Today, more than sixty years after the destruction of European Jewry, antisemitism is a globalized phenomenon and one that appears to […]  Read More »

God, Jews and the Media: Religion and Israel’s Media, by Yoel Cohen

Several years ago, Bar Ilan University held a symposium on religion and the media. As a newspaper reporter, I was curious as to what the panelists might have to say about the moral issues occasionally faced by journalists.  Read More »

The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity, by Daniel Greene

The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity, by Daniel Greene, Indiana University Press, 2011. 185 pp. Reviewed by Sarah Schmidt Daniel Greene, Director of the Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry […]  Read More »

From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel, by Robert Wistrich

Historian Robert Wistrich, who holds the Neuberger Chair for Modern European and Jewish History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is the head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism, publishes prolifically.   Read More »

Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story of Faith, Courage and Survival, by Yosef Mendelevich

More than twenty years ago, the Soviet Union fell and its control over Eastern Europe ended.   Read More »

Conflicting Expectations from the Geneva Document between the P5+1 and Iran

Many questions have arisen about whether the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran interpret the interim understanding reached in Geneva on November 24, 2013, in the same way.   Read More »

Documents in Chinese

  Defensible Borders in Chinese Israel Timeline in Chinese UN Security Council Resolution 242 Israel Jordan Armistice Agreement in Chinese      Read More »

Defensible Borders in Chinese

The Geneva Agreement: The Devil Is Not in the Details But in the Wider Picture

It is easy to reduce any analysis of the Geneva agreement to the number of centrifuges Iran will still have and the levels of enrichment that are permitted.   Read More »

Iran Looks Beyond the Nuclear Talks

Iran sees itself coming to the nuclear negotiations from a position of strength.  Read More »