Articles

‘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 »

Louis Marshall and the Rise of Jewish Ethnicity in America, A Biography, by M. M. Silver

M. M. Silver, an American-Israeli historian who teaches at the Max Stern College of Emek Yezreel in Israel, has produced an extensively researched and heavily documented study of Louis Marshall, the early twentieth-century American-Jewish leader.  Read More »

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 »