Autumn 5767 / 2006, no. 26
From the Editors:The War of Fog
By David Hazony
Essays:The Road to Democracy in the Arab World
By Uriya Shavit
Liberalism has deep roots in the Middle East, if we know where to look.
The Huguenots, the Jews, and Me
By Armand Laferrere
A tale of French philo-Semitism.
Why Judaism Has Laws
By David Hazony
A unique approach to the moral life.
The American Interest
By Martin Kramer
Why realists should applaud an alliance with Israel.
Classics:Airstop in Israel
By Stephan Theodore Norman
What Herzl's grandson found when he visited Palestine in 1945.
Reviewed by Dan Gordon
Standing With Israel: Why Christians Support the Jewish State by David Brog
The Heart of Hamas
Reviewed by Yechiel M. Leiter
Hamas: Politics, Charity, and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad by Matthew Levitt
Return from Oz
Reviewed by Assaf Sagiv
The Slopes fo the Volcano by Amos Oz
The Western Abyss
Reviewed by Benjamin Kerstein
The Possibility of an Island by Michael Houellebecq
Correspondence:Joel Worthman, Lippman Bodoff, and Others.
|Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.|
|God's Alliance with ManBy adopting the features of ancient treaties, the Bible effected a revolution in the way we relate to God and to each other.|
|Zohan and the Quest for Jewish UtopiaAdam Sandler's hit comedy reflects a deep divide between Israeli and American Jews.|
|Ziegler's FolliesThe strange story of one UN official`s dubious affair with radicalism.|
|The Spectacles of Isaiah BerlinThe twentieth century's greatest liberal was anything but a pluralist|