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Christianity: Good for the Jews? Christianity: Good for the Jews?
Friday, May 24, 2013 by Elliot Jager | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Examining the state of contemporary Christendom in an article first published January 5, 2012, Elliot Jager asks whether Jews have an interest in seeing Christianity thrive—and answers yes.
Justice in a Gray World Justice in a Gray World
Monday, December 31, 2012 by Robert Nicholson | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

The Law In These Parts, a new documentary that places the blame for Palestinian woes on Israel's military lawyers, exhibits scant awareness of history—and limited knowledge of law.
Partition, Then and Now Partition, Then and Now
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Allan Arkush | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Since the beginning of the Zionist project, the partition of the land into two states has never found enthusiastic support among either Jews or Arabs.
Editors' Picks
Iran and the Brotherhood Eric Trager, Washington Institute. Iran is becoming increasingly unpopular in the Arab world—except among Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
Hawking of Arabia Giulio Meotti, Arutz Sheva. "Would Professor Hawking ever survive in any Arab country or under the Palestinian autocracy he shamefully defends?"
Is Israel Isolated? Efraim Inbar, Middle East Quarterly. "A closer look at Israel's relations with countries near and far, as well as with international institutions, belies the claim that it is isolated. In fact, Israel is increasingly acknowledged as a world player."
Defying the Demographers Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom. Demographers have long projected an Arab majority west of the Jordan River.  But, today, Jewish fertility is surging as Arab birth rates collapse.
The Sheikh and I Michael Janofsky, Los Angeles Review of Books. "For the better part of a year, I was the Sheikh’s blogger; or the Sheikh was my avatar. . .  I suppose this is the point where I should say I’m Jewish."
The Arab Netanyahu Alex Joffe, Project Syndicate. Netanyahu "defends his country’s interests, and hints at conciliation but gives up little—much like a traditional Arab leader."
Anti-Jewish Music David Nirenberg, New Republic. In The Music Libel Against the Jews, Ruth HaCohen argues that contempt for "Jewish" musical forms has defined Western music.  That same sentiment pervades the Arab world today.
Caught in the Crossfire Matthias Schulz, Spiegel. Was pre-Islamic Yemen a multicultural paradise, where Jews, Christians, and pagans lived in perfect harmony until the Byzantines ruined everything?
How Algeria Lost Its Jews Lyn Julius, Times of Israel. A new exhibit in Paris honors the Jews of Algeria—who, after 2,700 years in the country, were driven out by Arab attacks on Jewish property 50 years ago.
The Forgotten Refugees Michael Curtis, Gatestone Institute. Forty years ago, the United Nations admitted that Jews who fled from Arab countries are refugees. Since then, UN refugee agencies have done nothing for them.