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Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem—or a Piece of Jerusalem? Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem—or a Piece of Jerusalem?
Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Moshe Sokolow | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Archeology has become a full-fledged battlefield in the dispute over who has the superior claim to Jerusalem: Jews or Muslims.
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.
Chemical Warfare in the Middle East: A Brief History Chemical Warfare in the Middle East: A Brief History
Thursday, December 13, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

At this time of Hanukkah’s memories of Syrian tyrants past, the Syrian tyrant present, Bashar al-Assad, has reportedly assembled chemical weapons for use against the rebellion.
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The Graveyard of Arabian Judaism Nimrod Raphaeli, Jewish Press. 19th-century Ottoman authorities brought a number of Iraqi Jews to Saudi Arabia to administer its oil-rich al-Ihsaa region.  They are gone now, but their cemetery remains.
Modernity’s Price in the Middle East Bernard Lewis, Norman Podhoretz, Peter Robinson, National Review. "In the pre-modern Middle East,” says Lewis,” there were many institutions in which power arose not from above but from within.  All that was destroyed by modernization." (Video)
Jerusalem Rebuilt Nadav Shragai, Israel Hayom. With the Hurva Synagogue in the Old City restored, Israel plans to rebuild the neighboring Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, reclaiming another piece of Jerusalem’s Ottoman-Era glory.
Akko's Shipwrecks , The sea around the city of Akko is full of preserved shipwrecks, from the Hellenistic period through the Egyptian-Ottoman War.  And excavations have just begun.
Erdoğan's Ottoman Ambitions Emanuele Ottolenghi, Standpoint. Turkey's Islamist prime minister seems bent on resurrecting the Ottoman Empire. First, though, he will have to eradicate secularism and nationalism at home.
The Great War's Jewish Soldiers Naomi Sandweiss, Tablet. Military service in the First World War marked the entry of many Jewish immigrants into wider society; but for those in the Jewish Legion, it also represented Zionism's first military victory.
Melville in Jerusalem David Sugarman, Tablet. Hoping to find spiritual uplift, the author of Moby-Dick made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land only to find Jerusalem “half melancholy, half farcical, like all the rest of the world.”