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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).
Beyond the Giants Beyond the Giants
Friday, May 10, 2013 by Robert Nicholson | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Strange as it may sound, my idea of Israel did match reality.  I’ve never imagined it to be some spotless utopia where everybody knows your name.  It is a land haunted by terror and tragedy, fear and doubt.  And yet it’s the land where God has chosen to reveal Himself to man. 
The Challenge of Sovereignty The Challenge of Sovereignty
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by Michael B. Oren | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

On the eve of Israel's independence, David Ben-Gurion sat alone, questioning whether a people so long accustomed to being the victims of sovereign power could take responsibility for themselves.
Israel’s Gatekeepers Israel’s Gatekeepers
Thursday, April 11, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

The Gatekeepers is not a history of Israel's security service, its operations and directors, but a political plea for the evacuation of the West Bank, the creation of a Palestinian state, and the suppression of Israeli’s religious settler movement.
AIPAC and the Secret Worlds of Peoplehood AIPAC and the Secret Worlds of Peoplehood
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

No cause, force or organization, brings Americans, primarily Jews but also Christians, together like the cause of Israel as managed by AIPAC.
Coming Home Coming Home
Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Ella Taylor | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

I’ve visited and lived in Israel since then, but mostly I’ve been in London and the United States.  By most measures, every city in which I’ve put down roots in is an easier place to live than just about anywhere in Israel.
Who’s Sadat?  Or, Defining Israel Literacy Upward Who’s Sadat? Or, Defining Israel Literacy Upward
Monday, March 4, 2013 by David B. Starr | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

American Jewry is becoming less and less well informed about Zionism and Israel.  Can anything be done to reverse this decline?
Department of Excuses: BDS at Brooklyn College Department of Excuses: BDS at Brooklyn College
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Jonathan Marks | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Brooklyn College's BDS panel was  no "open forum to discuss important topics," but anti-Zionist evangelism—which no academic department could support in good faith. 
Leibowitz at 110 Leibowitz at 110
Monday, February 11, 2013 by Jeffrey Saks | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

A scientist, a philosopher, and a sharp-tongued public intellectual, Yeshayahu Leibowitz was an oracle for some, a crank to others.  Two decades since his death, his ideas remain influential on Israeli society.
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. 
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Waiting for Abbas Ehud Olmert, The Tower. "I completely gave up on having an Israeli presence in the Jordan Valley. . . . I proposed a compromise on sovereignty over the Temple Mount." (Interview by Avi Issacharoff)
Fatah’s Two Faces , MEMRI. On Nakba Day, Mahmoud Abbas endorses a two-state solution even as his party refuses to recognize the Jewish state and claims a right, which “never expires,” of return to Israeli land.
Hawking of Arabia Giulio Meotti, Arutz Sheva. "Would Professor Hawking ever survive in any Arab country or under the Palestinian autocracy he shamefully defends?"
UNESCO's New Plan , New York Sun. Is a new role for UNESCO in Jerusalem's Old City a ploy to win back American funding—and has the White House been involved from the start?
Of States and Settlements Max Singer, Begin-Sadat Center. Instead of opposing the Levy Report, which affirms Israel's right to settle in the West Bank, advocates of a two-state solution should support it—because "the question of legality is separate from that of prudence."
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."
After Fayyad Elliott Abrams, Weekly Standard. Salam Fayyad's resignation as Palestinian prime minister signals the failure of his proactive approach to state-building—and the return of corruption and mob rule.
The Elephant in the Mosque Jonathan D. Halevi, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Mahmoud Abbas' recent agreement with King Abdullah II reaffirms Jordanian jurisdiction over the Al-Aqsa compound but ignores Jordan's Palestinian dilemma.
Meshaal, the Moderate? Alan Johnson, Prospect. Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal rejects peace with Israel, refusing to "relinquish an inch" of land.  But Egypt has guaranteed his re-election in the hope of avoiding war.
"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."