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Gun Control and the Limits of Halakhah Gun Control and the Limits of Halakhah
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by Shlomo M. Brody | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Rabbinic disputes on the proper regulation of dangerous dogs illustrate that reasonable people, who share Jewish values regarding violence and self-defense, can disagree about gun control.
The ISI and the Jews The ISI and the Jews
Thursday, January 3, 2013 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Pakistan's intelligence agency has supported Al Qaeda, Iran, and Lashkar-e-Taiba—the terrorists who attacked Mumbai in 2008, killing six at Chabad.  But the U.S. still treats it as an ally.
Munich Misremembered Munich Misremembered
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Daniel Gelernter | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Forty years ago, on September 5, 1972, eight Arab terrorists broke into the Israeli apartments at the Munich Olympic village, murdered two athletes, and took nine hostage.  After a day of failed negotiations, aborted rescue attempts, and a shootout, not a single hostage survived.
A Tale of Two Lobbies A Tale of Two Lobbies
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Ruth R. Wisse | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

The problem of the Arab-Israel conflict begins with the term itself, which misrepresents the unilateral Arab war against Israel as a bilateral dispute. Unilateral aggression is not unheard of—when did Poland ever aggress against Germany or Russia?—but nothing in United Nations history compares in intensity or fixity with Arab belligerence toward Israel, a UN member state. 
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Anarchy in Sinai Zvi Mazel, Jerusalem Post. Despite the Egyptian army’s campaign to impose order in the Sinai peninsula, last week's missile attacks on Eilat demonstrate that the area remains "for all intents and purposes a war zone."
Lessons in Counterterrorism Greg Myre, NPR. "Israelis have figured out how to live with this contradiction: Something terrible could happen at any moment and there's no reason to let fear dictate how you live."
How Not to Deal with Hizballah Matthew Levitt, Atlantic. Argentina's failure to respond to Hizballah's 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires emboldened the group to attack Argentine Jews 2 years later.  The E.U. should take note.
J'Accuse! Lee Smith, Weekly Standard. Despite pressure from France and Germany, Bulgaria has blamed Hizballah for the July 2012 bombing that killed 5 Israelis—and made the E.U.'s refusal to blacklist Hizballah untenable.
Is Hizballah History? Samuel Helfont, New Republic. A new history of Hizballah lays bare how the self-styled liberation movement has increasingly subjected Lebanon to Syrian and Iranian domination—and alienated its Sunni former allies.
Immunity for Terrorists? Anirban Bhaumik, Deccan Herald. The 2008 Mumbai terrorists killed over 150, including Chabad hostages.  Victims’ families have sued Pakistan’s secret service for its role.  The State Department wants to grant it immunity.
An Arab View Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute. "Anyone who talks about peace with Israel is a traitor and a collaborator; but anyone who calls for the destruction of Israel and fires rockets at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem is a hero."
Looking for Apartheid in All the Wrong Places Benjamin Pogrund, Guardian. Israel’s move to the right leads some people to charge that it is nearing South African-style apartheid.  These people have no idea of what real apartheid was like. 
Earthquake Exercises Meir Elran, Alex Altshuler, Institute for National Security Studies. Israel just held its sixth annual “home front” exercises.  Past exercises have prepared for terrorist attacks and war.  This one was the first to contemplate a natural disaster.
Samson the Suicide Bomber? Neil Forsyth, Times Literary Supplement. Milton's Samson Agonistes turns the strongman’s revenge against the Philistines into a holy crusade.  Does that make it an act of terror?