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Summer 5763 / 2003, no. 15


From the Editors:

Death by Taxes
By Daniel Polisar


Essays:

Urban Warfare and the Lessons of Jenin
By Yagil Henkin
How Israel's record in preventing civilian casualties stacks up against operations in Grozny, Kosovo, and Mogadishu.

The Jews’ Right To Statehood: A Defense
By Ruth Gavison
A new look at Zionism from the perspective of universal rights.

Genesis and Morality
By David Novak
Jacob and his sons offer a paradigm for justice, then and now.

George Steiner’s Jewish Problem
By Assaf Sagiv
Should the Jews survive? A prominent intellectual wonders.


Classics:

The Crisis of Israeli Culture
By Yigal Alon
In a 1972 speech, the minister of education called for the rediscovery of Israel's spirit.


Reviews:

Can Patriotism Survive Democracy?
Reviewed by Jeremy Rabkin
Making Patriots by Walter Berns

The Arabist Predicament
Reviewed by Marla Braverman
Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America by Martin Kramer


Correspondence:

Yoram Hazony and critics on the Kineret Declaration


From the
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An Attempt to Identify the Root Cause of AntisemitismA prominent Israeli author gets to the bottom of the world`s oldest hatred.
The 'USS Liberty': Case ClosedJune 8, 1967: Why did the IDF open fire on an American spy ship?
The DissidentVixi: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger and Russian Conservatism and Its Critics: A Study in Political Culture by Richard Pipes
The Road to Democracy in the Arab WorldLiberalism has deep roots in the Middle East, if we know where to look.
Unsettling

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