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You Only Live Twice You Only Live Twice
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Michel Gurfinkiel | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

European Judaism looks healthy, and secure. And yet, the majority of European Jews, seconded by many Jewish and non-Jewish experts, insist that catastrophe may lie ahead. Read in full on Mosaic. 
Christopher Hitchens’s Jewish Problem Christopher Hitchens’s Jewish Problem
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by Benjamin Kerstein | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In another highlight from our archives, Benjamin Kerstein inquires into a revered writer's virulent hostility toward Judaism (December 13, 2010).
Anti-Semitism and Man at Yale Anti-Semitism and Man at Yale
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Continuing our retrospective, we revisit Alex Joffe's critique of the unwillingness of Western universities to confront contemporary anti-Semitism, first published June 13, 2011. 
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.   
Antisemitism: Obsession or Logic? Antisemitism: Obsession or Logic?
Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Robert Wistrich’s new book, From Ambivalence to Betrayal:The Left, the Jews, and Israel, does much to demonstrate that anti-Semitism was and is a fixture of the Left—but stops short of that conclusion.
The ISI and the Jews The ISI and the Jews
Thursday, January 3, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Pakistan's intelligence agency has supported Al Qaeda, Iran, and Lashkar-e-Taiba—the terrorists who attacked Mumbai in 2008, killing six at Chabad.  But the U.S. still treats it as an ally.
America and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Romance America and the Muslim Brotherhood: A Romance
Thursday, December 20, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

One of the most consistent and depressing aspects of U.S.-Middle Eastern relations is the determination of our intellectuals and officials to defend Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.
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.
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Hamas Rampant Costanza Spocci, Eleanora Vio, Atlantic. A new law forbidding coed schools marks the latest victory in the terrorist organization’s campaign to impose its writ on all of Gaza’s institutions.
Gaza's Modesty Police Phoebe Greenwood, Telegraph. "They beat me for at least five minutes.  I was crying and screaming with agony.  I found out from neighbors when I got home that it was because of my hair."
"I Used to Be an Islamist" Ahmad Mansour, Commentator. "The imam evoked the oppression of the umma who had to fight for the liberation of Palestine.  He forcefully spoke of the accursed Jews; the inevitable recapture of Spain; and finally the Islamization of Europe."
French Jews Under Fire Liam Hoare, Jewish Chronicle. One year after the Toulouse massacre, French Jews face increasing anti-Semitism from Muslims, and have few allies on either side of the political spectrum.
Alliance of Caliphates Claudia Rosett, National Review. Kofi Annan launched the United Nations’ “Alliance of Civilizations” with the aim of “bridging divides.”  Now it provides an independently bankrolled forum for Islamist anti-Zionism.
Dangerous Liaisons Meredith Tax, Dissent. Burgeoning alliances between the far Left and the theocratic Muslim Right represent "betrayals of basic socialist principle" that have "undermined struggles for secular democracy."
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.
Out of the Frying Pan Jonathan Spyer, Fathom. With Sunni Islamists increasingly dominating the Free Syrian Army, Israel may soon face a new Syrian regime allied with Hamas and Egypt—and no less hostile than Assad.
Modernity’s Price in the Middle East Bernard Lewis, Norman Podhoretz, Peter Robinson, National Review. "In the pre-modern Middle East,” says Lewis,” there were many institutions in which power arose not from above but from within.  All that was destroyed by modernization." (Video)