Jewish Ideas Daily has been succeeded and re-launched as Mosaic. Read more...


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.
Who’s Against a Two-State Solution? Who’s Against a Two-State Solution?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by Efraim Karsh | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

"Two states, living side by side in peace and security." This, in the words of President Barack Obama, is the solution to the century-long conflict between Jews and Palestinian Arabs in the Middle East. Washington is fully and determinedly on board. So are the Europeans. The UN and the "international community" vociferously agree. Successive governments of the state of Israel have shown their support for the idea. So far, there is—just as there has always been—only one holdout.
Editors' Picks
Jerusalem Unified , Jewish Ideas Daily. Today, on Yom Yerushalayim, Israel commemorates the unification of Jerusalem, when the IDF wrested East Jerusalem and the Old City from Jordanian control.  Here's how it happened. 
Is Israel the New Saudi Arabia? Karl Vick, Time. High-quality oil shale under exploration south of Jerusalem, coupled with offshore gas reserves already under development, could turn Israel into an energy giant.
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.
Hitting the Gas David Wurmser, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. In addition to giving Israel energy independence for the first time in its history, Israel's maritime natural gas reserves may make it a major gas exporter to Asia over the coming decades.
Searching for Sodom , Bible History Daily. Using biblical clues to search for ancient Sodom, archeologists excavated Tall el-Hammam in Jordan—and found evidence of a sudden and extreme conflagration over 3,000 years ago.
Something In the Water David Newman, Jerusalem Post. This winter's heavy rains gave Israel a brief respite from water scarcity, but the country's water conservation policy is overdue for reform. 
No End to Elections , BBC. Hours after polls closed in Israel, Jordan is holding its first parliamentary elections under a reformed electoral system—in the hope of preventing another Islamist revolution. 
Amaziah's Revenge Glenn J. Corbett, Bible History Daily. In the Book of Chronicles, 10,000 Edomite captives were “dashed to pieces” when King Amaziah threw them from a mountaintop.  Is es-Sela in Jordan the site of the slaughter?
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.
Tell Me How to Get to the Sesame Synchrotron David Shukman, BBC. In Jordan, a particle accelerator named Sesame is being funded by Pakistan, Turkey, Iran—and Israel.