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.
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.
|The Spectacles of Isaiah BerlinThe twentieth century's greatest liberal was anything but a pluralist|
|Palestinian ApocalypseParadise Now by Hany Abu-Assad|
|Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.|
|Israel's Electoral ComplexIsraeli politics needs a system overhaul.|
|An Attempt to Identify the Root Cause of AntisemitismA prominent Israeli author gets to the bottom of the world`s oldest hatred.|