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Azure: Ideas for the Jewish Nation was a quarterly journal published by Shalem Press from 1996 to 2012. It provided readers with a forum for serious, in-depth discussion on such subjects such as philosophy, culture, history, economics, politics, and law. Published in both English and Hebrew editions, Azure enabled thinkers from around the world and across the ideological spectrum to exchange ideas and information, and to shape a common—Jewish and Zionist—agenda.

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The Jews' Oldest Enemies

Assaf Sagiv

The seemingly bottomless wellsprings of mutual hate revealed by the recent furor over Israel’s Boycott Bill surprised no one. They are, unfortunately, a well-know Jewish pathology—one that, as even a cursory look at Jewish history shows, has repeatedly exacted a bloody toll. Unless we act to change it, the Israeli culture of public schismogenesis will surely hinder our efforts to establish a healthy and functioning democracy in the present, and erode our ability to survive existential crises in the future.

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