‘Trouble in the Tribe’: a review

‘Trouble in the Tribe’: a review

Is the American Jewish pro-Israel consensus dying? – Raphael Magarik – Haaretz 12.04.16 In his new book, ‘Trouble in the Tribe’, Prof. Dov Waxman argues that American Jewish disagreement about Israel ‘reflects broader shifts in the American Jewish community’. When we...
Red Sea agreement a model for more MidEast land deals?

Red Sea agreement a model for more MidEast land deals?

Red Sea islands deal boosts chances for deals between Israel, Palestinians and Arab States – Amir Horen – Haaretz 12.04.16 The name of the game is regional cooperation for mutual benefit. The islands deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia is a good example of a creative...
Israel’s unsung protector: but will US veto again?

Israel’s unsung protector: but will US veto again?

Israel’s unsung protector: Obama – Lara Friedman – The New York Times 10.04.16 Over seven years, Obama has not permitted passage of any Security Council resolution specifically critical of Israel. But the record shows that, since 1967, every other American president...
Who’s a ‘terrorist’, who a ‘freedom fighter’?

Who’s a ‘terrorist’, who a ‘freedom fighter’?

When is a terrorist a terrorist? – Shlomi Eldar – Al-Monitor 13.04.16 In his 1987 book ‘Terrorism: How the West Can Win’, Netanyahu distinguishes between terrorists, who attack civilians, and guerrillas, who attack military targets to achieve political aims. Read...
Was Last Supper a Passover Seder?

Was Last Supper a Passover Seder?

Was Jesus’s Last Supper a Passover Seder? – Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman – Jewish Business News 14.04.16 Rabbi Raymond Apple and others discuss a perennial question. [Note: the first Temple was destroyed by the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar II in 586 BCE] Read article...