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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).
The Riddle of the Satmar The Riddle of the Satmar
Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Allan Nadler | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In this review of an adulatory biography of the Satmar rebbe, first published February 17, 2011, Allan Nadler considers Judaism's most traditional—and most alienated—community. 
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. 
The New Rosh Hashanah The New Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Elli Fischer | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

The Jewish New Year is characterized by an uneasy combination of stock-taking and solemn celebration.  Yom Ha’atzma’ut, as the birthday of the Jewish state, is beginning to acquire a similar character.
When Liberal Protestants Were Zionists When Liberal Protestants Were Zionists
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Judah Bellin | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

It is hard to imagine a liberal Christian theologian passionately defending Zionism today.  But Reinhold Niebuhr praised Zionism as a means to the establishment of "highest civilization." 
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. 
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.
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Delegitimizing the Delegitimizers Anne Bayefsky, Jerusalem Post. "The poisonous role of the UN human rights world in demonizing and isolating Israel cannot be overestimated"; but it can be combated.
Fear in France Clémence Boulouque, Tablet. Anti-Semitic attacks in France are becoming deadlier and more frequent, but the French public remains indifferent.
Listening to Israel's Arabs Alexander Yakobson, Fathom. The claim that the Arab citizens of Israel are essentially and fundamentally alienated from the state is plain wrong.
Boycotting the Boycott Charlie Laderman, Standpoint. Instead of "respecting” the boycott, Spanish novelist Antonio Munoz Molina accepted the Jerusalem prize  saying, "there is in Israel a society that is alive, democratic, pluralistic and open, in which I can recognize myself as a citizen."
Interfaith Monologue Patrick Morrow, Jewish Chronicle. The Church of Scotland's report questioning Israel's right to exist read "as if there had been no Jewish-Christian dialogue since the Second World War."
The Pleasures of Anti-Semitism Eve Garrard, Fathom. "You can’t miss the relish with which some people compare Jews to the Nazis, or the fake sorrow with which they bemoan the supposed fact that Jews have brought hatred on themselves."
Herzl's New Judaism Daphne Netanyahu, Jerusalem Post. "Zionism is our return to Judaism," wrote Theodor Herzl, "which must occur before we can return to the Land of the Jews."
Scotland's New Gospel Archbishop Cranmer, Cranmer. "If God makes a promise to Jews, it's a metaphor.  If He makes a promise to Christians, it's literal except where it refers to the Jews and Israel."
Unmasking Anti-Semitism Nathan Lopes Cardozo, Jerusalem Post. "It is not because they are 'good Christians' that the Europeans are instinctively anti-Semites," wrote Zionist leader Harry Sacher. "It is because they are bad Christians, in reality repressed pagans."
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."