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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. 
2012: A Year in Books 2012: A Year in Books
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by D. G. Myers | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Books are dying—everyone says so—but you couldn’t prove it by the Jews. 2012 was a very good year for Jewish books: here are the best 40. 
Crisis in the Curriculum Crisis in the Curriculum
Monday, October 22, 2012 by Yoel Finkelman | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In 1953, in a bold move, Israel passed a State Education Law.  Before then, Israeli education was run by political movements and parties which used their schools not just to teach the three R's but to indoctrinate as many unsuspecting youngsters as possible.
Editors' Picks
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.
"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."
Israel's Arabs: Deprived or Radicalized? Efraim Karsh, Israel Affairs. In 2003, the Orr Commission blamed economic deprivation for riots by Israeli Arabs in support of the Second Intifada.  But that narrative does not stack up.
Israel’s Electoral System: Accidental Wisdom Shany Mor, Fathom. Proportional representation is endlessly criticized.  But do we really want an Arab bloc united by Islamism?  An ultra-Orthodox list bound solely by draft avoidance and welfare?
Hope and Change—for Israeli Arabs Philippe Assouline, Times of Israel. Aatef Karinaoui is running for the Knesset—as a pro-Israel Arab.  “Our leaders have defrauded us,” he says.  “We will do more for the people in five years than they have done in 60.”
Telling Israel Like It Is—In Arabic Philippe Assouline, Times of Israel. Boshra Khalaila, an Israeli Arab, has suffered for defending Israel internationally.  “But to be accused of treason,” she says, “is the price you have to pay to make a difference.”
Closing the Gaps Ron Gerlitz, Batya Kallus, +972. Over the last ten years, the Israeli government has initiated significant and innovative processes to close the gaps of inequality, advance economic development, and promote employment for its Arab population.
Nu Students Dudi Goldman, Al-Monitor. “Yiddish intrigues me with its majesty,” says an Israeli Arab studying at Bar Ilan University—where Arabs make up a quarter of the students in the Yiddish program.
The Arab Minority in the Jewish State Anita Shapira, Israel Democracy Institute. How can Israel reconcile the needs of a majority that isn’t used to being a majority with the needs of a minority that isn’t used to being a minority? (Video)
No Daughter of Mine . . . . Elhanan Miller, Times of Israel. There are Palestinians and Palestinians.  Why do 60 percent of Israeli Arabs say they would not let their daughters marry a West Bank Palestinian?