Articles

The Syrian Constellation before the Geneva 2 Peace Talks

The U.S. and Russia convened the Geneva 2 peace conference to counter al-Qaeda in Syria.  Read More »

The Internal Iranian Struggle in the Aftermath of the Geneva Nuclear Agreement

Rouhani’s charm offensive does not add up to a real change in Iran.  Read More »

No End to Palestinian Claims: How Israel and the Palestinians View Borders

There is considerable evidence that the Palestinian leadership has claims to Israeli territory within the 1967 lines.  Read More »

Sworn to Destruction: What Iranian Leaders Continue to Say about Israel in the Rouhani Era

Iranian leaders are consistent in their anti-Israel rhetoric, clear about their hostile intentions, and certain of their apocalyptic beliefs. Here are their top anti-Israel statements from 2013, with links to the original source in Persian.  Read More »

Africa and Israel, A Unique case of Radical Changes in Foreign Policy, by Arye Oded

Africa Ve’Israel, Yehudiut Vetahapuhot Be’Yehase Hutz shel Israel [Africa and Israel, A Unique case of Radical Changes in Foreign Policy], by Arye Oded, Magnes Press, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2011, (in Hebrew). Reviewed by Yosef Govrin In his new work, […]  Read More »

Heroes, Hucksters, and Storytellers: On the Jewish Military Union (ŻZW)

This book is written by two historians, one a Pole, Dariusz Libionka, and the other an Israeli, Laurence Weinbaum.   Read More »

Zionism in the Shadow of the Pyramids: The Zionist Movement in Egypt: 1918–1948, by Ruth Kimche

Zionism in the Shadow of the Pyramids: The Zionist Movement in Egypt: 1918–1948, by Ruth Kimche, Am Oved Publishers, 2009, 850 pp. (in Hebrew) Reviewed by Michelle Mazel This important work, yet to be translated into English, covers thirty fateful […]  Read More »

Evangelical Anti-Zionism as an Adaptive Response to Shifts in American Cultural Attitudes

INTRODUCTION Since the founding of the Jewish state in 1948, Evangelical Protestants in the United States have been regarded—with good reason—as Israel’s most reliable supporters. In 2008, Jody C. Baumgartner and a number of other researchers reported that Evangelicals are […]  Read More »

Charles Taylor and Jewish Identity in the Twenty-First Century

INTRODUCTION: THE CHALLENGE OF DIVERGENCE The Jewish world is losing its ability to discuss its cultural differences. Our intra-Jewish dialogue is becoming less coherent. Indeed, the very ideas underlying our Jewish identities, ideas shaped by our language of values, are […]  Read More »

‘Land Swaps’ and the 1967 Lines

Where did the idea of land swaps come from? True, they have been part of the Israeli discourse among peace process experts for years, but were they legally required?   Read More »

Battle for our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat, by Michael Widlanski, Threshold Editions, Simon and Schuster

Battle for our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat, by Michael Widlanski, Threshold Editions, Simon and Schuster. 373 pp. Reviewed by Lela Gilbert Western reactions to Islamist terror attacks inevitably range from disbelief to horror. Author Michael Widlanski knows […]  Read More »

Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner, by Lela Gilbert

The title of Gilbert’s book alludes to an oft-repeated slogan of radical Muslims: “On Saturday we kill the Jews, on Sunday we kill the Christians.”   Read More »

The Eichmann Trial, by Deborah E. Lipstadt

Deborah E. Lipstadt is a professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University.   Read More »

FDR and the Jews. by Breitman, Richard and Allan J. Lichtman

On the one hand, critics of FDR condemn the then-president for having stood by while Hitler and the Nazis persecuted the Jews of Germany and subsequently attempted to carry out their “Final Solution.”   Read More »

The “Al-Aksa is in Danger” Libel: The History of a Lie

Palestinians often hear from their leaders that a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem, al-Aksa mosque, is in danger of collapse – and the Jews are to blame.   Read More »