Articles

Message from the Editor

The current issue of the Jewish Political Studies Review contains six articles that deal with the Jewish people in the world, as communities abroad, and as the sovereign nation-state of Israel. Read More »

The Jewish Nation-State Bill: Is There a Contradiction between  Judaism and Democracy?

One of the reasons for the breakup of the Netanyahu government in December 2014 was a serious disagreement concerning the “Law of the Nation,” otherwise known as the Jewish Nation-State Bill. Read More »

World Vision: Strategies for Fund-Raising and Support for Hamas

Throughout its history, World Vision (WV), a multi-billion dollar relief, development and advocacy agency that promotes child welfare in poor countries throughout the world,1 has used images and stories of suffering and dying children to solicit donations. When it did […] Read More »

French Jewry and the Dieudonné Affair

The Jewish community in France currently is in the midst of one of its most difficult periods since the end of World War II. According to the Jerusalem Post, “French aliya figures correlate with a spike in anti-Semitic attacks registered […] Read More »

The World Moves Toward a Bad Deal

Just last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency, which monitors Iran’s declared nuclear facilities, issued its latest report. Read More »

The Islamic Armageddon Lies between Turkey and ISIS

Do ISIS and Turkey hold competing views of the Caliphate? Read More »

Egyptian President Sisi Calls for Reform of Islam

Egypt’s Sisi: “We are in need of a religious revolution.” Read More »

Can the West Rely on Iran?

Does the war against Islamic State provide a basis for the kind of revolution in U.S. policy toward the Middle East that some commentators are describing? Read More »

The UN Commission of Inquiry on the Gaza Conflict:
A Clear Violation of All Accepted International Rules and Norms Governing Fact-Finding Missions

Prof. Shabas and the UN blatantly violated UN standards for impartiality. Read More »

How the UN Mixes Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Israeli War Crimes

The United Nations’ discussions on the Holocaust serve to mask underlying anti-Semitism. Read More »

Iranian Expansionism and the Nuclear Talks

Iranian expansionism in the Middle East is the best proof that if anyone is counting on a new Iran emerging, they are making a serious mistake. Iran will not abandon its nuclear ambitions. Read More »

Iran: “Killing of Senior Hizbullah and IRGC Officials Will Hasten Israel’s Destruction”

After the death of their commanders in Syria, Hizbullah and Iran have a dilemma. Read More »

International Criminal Court Opens Inquiry into Possible War Crimes in Palestinian Territories

“As we have said repeatedly, we do not believe that Palestine is a state, and therefore we do not believe that it is eligible to join the ICC.” — State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke, January 16, 2015. Read More »

Isolated Incidents or Global War?

In response to the first attack in Paris on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a member of a jihadi forum, affiliated with ISIS, wrote a very striking explanation as to why France in particular was targeted. Read More »

A Clear Answer to an Old Debate: Arafat Colluded with Hamas Against Israel at the Height of the Oslo Years

Hamas confirms Arafat planned the 2000 Intifada. Read More »