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Summer 5762 / 2002, no. 13


From the Editors:

Miracle on the Sea of Galilee
By David Hazony


Essays:

Yasser Arafat and the Myth of Legitimacy
By Daniel Polisar
How the Palestinian leader built a police state and crushed all hope for democracy in the West Bank and Gaza.

The Jewish Roots of Western Freedom
By Fania Oz-Salzberger
What modern republican thought learned from the Bible, the Talmud, and Maimonides.

On the National State, Part 2: The Guardian of the Jews
By Yoram Hazony
A national home is more than a place of refuge.


Classics:

Ingathering and the Destiny of Israel
By Eliezer Schweid
Why the Jewish state will always need Zionism.


Reviews:

Center Court
Reviewed by Evelyn Gordon
Judicial Activism, For and Against: The Role of the High Court of Justice in Israeli Society by Ruth Gavison, Mordechai Kremnitzer, Yoav Dotan

War and Remembrance
Reviewed by Yehoshua Porath
The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 by Eugene L. Rogan, Avi Shlaim,


Correspondence:

Ariel Hirsch on Ruth Gavison's "A Constitution for Israel"; Stuart Schnee and Edward Alexander on Jeff Jacoby's "Assimilation's Retreat"; and others.


From the
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The Haredim: A DefenseHow scholars have misunderstood the ultra-Orthodox.
Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of KashrutThe most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.
The Political Legacy of Theodor HerzlBefore the melting pot, a different vision of the Jewish state.
I.B. Singer's Cruel ChoiceFate and freedom for his characters, for himself.
The Gaza Flotilla and the New World DisorderINGOs are trying to reshape world politics at the expense of the nation-state.

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