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Summer 5771 / 2011, no. 45


From the Editors:

The Secret Passion of the New Antisemitism
By Assaf Sagiv




Essays:

Staring Down the Barrel: Israel's Oil Problem
By Eugene Kandel, Netanel Oded
Why the search for alternatives should be a national priority.

A Tragedy Shrouded in Silence: The Destruction of the Arab World's Jewry
By Adi Schwartz
A vast diaspora was utterly annihilated, but Israelis rarely talk about it.

The Shape and Meaning of Biblical History
By Daniel Gordis
The story of the rise and fall of the Hebrew commonwealth is well known—but have we paid attention to the bigger picture?


Reviews:

Praise Canada
Reviewed by Marla Braverman
Rekindling the Torch: The Story of Canadian Zionism
by David J. Azrieli

It's Human Nature, Stupid
Reviewed by Marshall Poe
The Origins of Human Nature: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama

A Case of Mistaken Identities
Reviewed by Yair Lipshitz
Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?
by James Shapiro


Correspondence:

Evelyn Gordon and Hadassah Levy respond to critics.




From the
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The Political Legacy of Theodor HerzlBefore the melting pot, a different vision of the Jewish state.
Lawrence of JudeaThe champion of the Arab cause and his little-known romance with Zionism.
The Spectacles of Isaiah BerlinThe twentieth century's greatest liberal was anything but a pluralist
Palestinian ApocalypseParadise Now by Hany Abu-Assad
Cruel BritanniaAnti-Semitism in Britain has gone mainstream.

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