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Zionism Derangement Syndrome Zionism Derangement Syndrome
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by Elliot Jager | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

A smoldering resentment, bordering on political paranoia, is palpable in sectors of Israel's Left these days. Everywhere, it seems, powerful enemies are conspiring to undermine the centers of cultural influence that leftists have long regarded as their own property, and as beyond criticism. Their response bears a resemblance to the left-wing American affliction that the columnist Charles Krauthammer memorably labeled "Bush Derangement Syndrome."
Mainline Protestants and Israel Mainline Protestants and Israel
Thursday, July 29, 2010 by Elliot Jager | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

So enamored are today's mainline Protestant churches with the Palestinian Arab "narrative" that they seem to have altogether forgotten, or denied, their own prior history of support for Israel and Zionism. Indeed, some of them appear to be trying to derail the Zionist enterprise altogether.
Libels and Politics Libels and Politics
Thursday, February 18, 2010 | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Here we go again. Baroness Jenny Tonge of Britian's Liberal Democratic party called recently for a serious investigation of charges that Israeli rescue teams were in Haiti to harvest organs. In the ensuing firestorm, she has been removed from her role as "health spokesman" for her party in the House of Lords. What is going on here? It is one thing for Hamas to fling about heinous lies. Among Western elites, "Israel-bashing" seems too thin an explanation for the mounting eruptions of lunatic forms of anti-Semitism, unhinged from even the most severe criticisms reasonable people might make of Israeli policies. Are we...
Some Things Never Go Away Some Things Never Go Away
Monday, January 4, 2010 | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Nine years ago, according to recent reports in the Israeli media, the head of the country's leading forensic institute admitted to having transplanted tissues and organs—corneas, skin, heart valves, and bones—from deceased Jews, Palestinians, and foreign workers. It seems that the families of the decedents, while consenting to autopsies, had not consented to transplants. The practice was halted and the physician dismissed from his post. Old news, then. But the exact nature of the doctor's past actions, limited if clearly unethical, was lost in the furor aroused by the surfacing of this old news in late December. In Britain, the Guardian...
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New Ottoman Empire? Emanuele Ottolenghi, Standpoint. In the uncertain wake of the Arab Spring, Turkey is trying to reassert itself as the leader of the surrounding Arab countries. How? By escalating tensions with Israel.
My Summer in Jordan Eric T. Justin, Harvard Crimson. Traveling in the Middle East, an American student expected to encounter anti-Semitism. But he was unprepared to discover how retrograde and pervasive it was.
Abbas Strikes Out Elliott Abrams, National Review. His UN speech made waves and drew cheers but will ultimately hurt his cause.
Unholy Alliance S. Rob Sobhani, Washington Times. The alliance between Iran and the Palestinians has its roots in a 1979 kiss between Yasir Arafat and the Ayatollah: a kiss of death for Iranian Jews, Israelis, and Palestinians alike.
The Real Crisis in the Middle East Walter Russell Mead, American Interest. It's not Palestinian statehood.
A Century of Rejectionism Fred Siegel, RealClearPolitics. What has inspired the Palestinian Arabs' obsession with the Jews and rejection of all political compromise?
Showdown, Moses Alon Ben-Meir, Huffington Post. An Egyptian mob ransacking Israel's embassy in Cairo, threatening the lives of the Israeli personnel inside: Is this what the revolutionaries wanted?
Jerusalem Syndrome Michael J. Totten, City Journal. The world's diplomats have convinced themselves that dividing the city of Jerusalem is the key to peace in the Middle East; they are deluded.
Cairo's Peace Dividend Amir Taheri, New York Post. An honest public debate would show that the peace with Israel has been beneficial to Egypt, and in fact an essential first step toward freedom from despotic rule.  
Egypt's Israel Obsession Eric Trager, New Republic. Egyptians hate Israel for their own reasons, which have nothing to do with the Palestinian cause.