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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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Israel and the Palestinians: A New StrategyThe former IDF chief of staff proposes a different approach to dealing with an old conflict.
Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.
The Magician of LjubljanaThe totalitarian dreams of Slavoj Žižek.
The Haredim: A DefenseHow scholars have misunderstood the ultra-Orthodox.
Secret of the SabbathIt isn’t about R&R. It’s about how to be a creative human being.

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