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Vayeishev: Pharoah’s Court
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Torah Talk with Michael Carasik | Jewish Ideas Daily » Weekly Portions

Was it "courtiers" who had the dreams that Joseph interprets in prison—or eunuchs? (Click here for source sheet.) Download | Duration: 00:11:24
A World Without Enemies A World Without Enemies
Monday, December 3, 2012 by Aryeh Tepper | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In Isaac Babel’s 1931 short story "Argamak," a Jewish intellectual "thirsting for peace and happiness" joins a Red cavalry division made up of Jew-hating Cossacks.  The division commander understands the Jew’s strange choice—and has contempt for it.
Israel’s Friends in Gaza Israel’s Friends in Gaza
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Hamas was quick to declare victory in the latest conflict with Israel.   A closer look at the price it paid in terms of personnel and equipment shows that its bravado was false.
The Egyptian Jewish Remnant, Against Israel The Egyptian Jewish Remnant, Against Israel
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Joseph Mayton | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

CAIRO: At this upscale Cairo café, Sam and Amira, brother and sister, are the last two who would be seen as Jewish.
The Soul of the Sabra The Soul of the Sabra
Thursday, September 6, 2012 by Allan Arkush | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

For those who have been taught—by Peter Beinart or some other recent chronicler of Israel’s history—that Zionism only began to go awry after 1967, Patrick Tyler’s new book might come as a shock.  Israel’s aggressive territorial ambitions didn’t emerge after the Six-Day War, Tyler argues, but antedated that (to his mind) avoidable conflict by more than a decade. 
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Patient Jihad The Muslim Brotherhood’s Patient Jihad
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Mohamed Morsi’s recent election as president of Egypt has proved a matter of concern.  A candidate from the radical Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, many fear that Morsi’s victory will threaten Egyptian-Israeli peace.
Frail Reeds? Frail Reeds?
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by Elliot Jager | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Observing Egypt's current upheaval, a writer for the Hebrew daily Makor Rishon has ventured the thought that whatever happens there, and no matter who takes power, "the lesson for Israel is clear: Arab regimes cannot be trusted."
Who’s Against a Two-State Solution? Who’s Against a Two-State Solution?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Efraim Karsh | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

"Two states, living side by side in peace and security." This, in the words of President Barack Obama, is the solution to the century-long conflict between Jews and Palestinian Arabs in the Middle East. Washington is fully and determinedly on board. So are the Europeans. The UN and the "international community" vociferously agree. Successive governments of the state of Israel have shown their support for the idea. So far, there is—just as there has always been—only one holdout.
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When Egypt Ruled Jerusalem Noah Wiener, Bible History Daily. Archeological evidence points to a significant Egyptian presence in late Bronze Age Jerusalem—which had mysteriously disappeared by the time King David conquered the city.
Are Christians the New Jews? Yitzchok Adlerstein, Patheos. With Islamist attacks on Christians commonplace from Nigeria to Pakistan, Christians have replaced Jews as numerically the most persecuted people in the world.
Morsi: Hamas' Best Friend? Benedetta Berti, Fathom. Mohamed Morsi is more hostile to Israel, and closer to Hamas, than Mubarak.  Still, the relationship between Egypt and Gaza is more complex than it seems.
Morsi's Media Circus Richard Behar, Forbes. In a recent TV interview, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi branded Jews "descendants of apes and pigs."  Not one major American media outlet covered the story.
The Use and Misuse of American Influence Shoshana Bryen, Gatestone Institute. "It is a specifically American conceit that people in other countries and other societies want our social and governmental blueprint as well as our money, medicine, and weapons."
The Road to Serfdom Daniel Kaganovich, Jeremy England, Times of Israel. Did Joseph rescue Egypt from disaster through government intervention, like a good Keynesian—or enslave an entire population to the State, like a good Keynesian?
The Forgotten Refugees Michael Curtis, Gatestone Institute. Forty years ago, the United Nations admitted that Jews who fled from Arab countries are refugees. Since then, UN refugee agencies have done nothing for them.
Bankrolling Our Enemies Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia. Without U.S. foreign aid, Egypt would collapse.  But Morsi, like Mubarak before him, will use that prospect to ensure that there are no conditions on how he spends the money.
Akko's Shipwrecks , The sea around the city of Akko is full of preserved shipwrecks, from the Hellenistic period through the Egyptian-Ottoman War.  And excavations have just begun.
The Rise of Sinai’s Bedouin Nicolas Pelham, New York Review of Books. When attackers in the Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on Israel’s border, Egypt blamed Hamas.  But Israelis privately say the planners of the attack were Sinai’s resurgent Bedouin.