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Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem—or a Piece of Jerusalem? Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem—or a Piece of Jerusalem?
Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Moshe Sokolow | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Archeology has become a full-fledged battlefield in the dispute over who has the superior claim to Jerusalem: Jews or Muslims.
Cousins: Jews and Arabs Seek Each Other Out Cousins: Jews and Arabs Seek Each Other Out
Thursday, October 18, 2012 by Moshe Sokolow | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, it seems, is the rule governing Jews and Arabs: the farther apart they are from one another, the greater their mutual interest, while the greater their proximity, the more antagonistic they seem.
Lambs to the Slaughter Lambs to the Slaughter
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by Ben Cohen | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Last week, the normally cautious Jewish community of Amsterdam took the unusual step of describing a member of the Dutch parliament as a "serious danger to Jews in the Netherlands and consequently Europe as a whole."
Until a Hundred Twenty Until a Hundred Twenty
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by Hillel Fradkin | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Bernard Lewis has published many books on the history of the Middle East and Islam. On these subjects he is, simply, the pre-eminent authority. At 96, he has now published yet another book: a memoir.
The Last Berber Jews The Last Berber Jews
Friday, August 10, 2012 by Diana Muir Appelbaum | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

As a child, the French filmmaker Kamal Hachkar learned the Berber language from his grandparents in Tinghir, a Berber oasis city east of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.  As an adult he discovered that the now exclusively Muslim town once had a substantial Jewish community.
Muslims and Jews in America Muslims and Jews in America
Monday, October 10, 2011 by Aryeh Tepper | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Consider these two questions: During the past ten years, approximately 170 American Muslims have been arrested for plotting terror attacks against Jews or materially aiding other terrorists.
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The Anti-Semitism of British Muslims Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman. "It pains me to have to admit this but anti-Semitism isn’t just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it’s routine and commonplace."  
America's Most Hated David J. Rusin, National Review. Despite fears of a rise in Islamophobia, FBI records for the last decade show that fewer Muslims per capita have been the victims of hate crimes than homosexuals, African Americans, or Jews.
European Muslims: The Quiet Revolution Ari Varon, Haaretz. It’s the radical Islamists who get the headlines.  But in the background, European Muslims, for the first time in Islamic history, may be developing a locally based Islamic-European identity.
A Good Friend is Hard to Find John Hannah, Foreign Policy. With America’s Muslim strategy literally crashing and burning on Arab streets, it is time to pay some attention to Iraqi Kurds who are actively seeking a U.S. alliance.
Libya Murders, One: What They Meant Christa Case Bryant, Christian Science Monitor. Were the riots in Libya and Egypt a spontaneous expression of popular rage at a video’s contemptuous insult to sincere religious beliefs?  Not bloody likely. 
Libya Murders, Two: What They Said , New York Times. U.S. Embassy in Egypt condemns efforts to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.”  Mob murders U.S. Ambassador to Libya.  Embassy says its statement “still stands.”  Administration begins walking it back.
Swedes Wear Kippot—with Police Protection Ilya Meyer, Jerusalem Post. Sweden recently saw a striking event: Swedish Jews, normally invisible, demonstrating by wearing kippot en masse.  They needed the police guard to protect against Islamic extremists.
Who is an Arab Jew? Albert Memmi, Israel Academic Committee on the Middle East. “The much vaunted idyllic life of the Jews in Arab lands is a myth! The truth, since I am obliged to return to it, is that from the outset we were a minority in a hostile environment.” (1975)