Jewish Ideas Daily has been succeeded and re-launched as Mosaic. Read more...


Signs of the <i>Times</i> Signs of the Times
Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

A new report by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is the latest in a long line to allege anti-Israel bias at the New York Times.  But the newspaper isn't about to change.   
Why Israel’s Gaze Has Turned Inward Why Israel’s Gaze Has Turned Inward
Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Yiftach Ofek | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

“It takes two to tango,” goes the oft-quoted idiom.  Without a reliable Palestinian partner, the Israeli public seems to have chosen to dance with itself. 
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.
Editors' Picks
Arafat's Intifada Jonathan D. Halevi, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. A recent Israeli documentary argued that the Second Intifada was a spontaneous uprising, not instigated by the Palestinian Authority.  But substantial testimony from the PA at the time shows otherwise.
Israel's Arabs: Deprived or Radicalized? Efraim Karsh, Israel Affairs. In 2003, the Orr Commission blamed economic deprivation for riots by Israeli Arabs in support of the Second Intifada.  But that narrative does not stack up.
Looking for Apartheid in All the Wrong Places Benjamin Pogrund, Guardian. Israel’s move to the right leads some people to charge that it is nearing South African-style apartheid.  These people have no idea of what real apartheid was like. 
Fatah’s Uncertain Future Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, American Spectator. With the Palestinian Authority saying one thing to Israel and another to its grassroots in Fatah, it may not be long before Fatah turns against it—in armed struggle.