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Summer 5768 / 2008, no. 33


From the Editors:

The Sabra's Lawless Legacy
By Assaf Sagiv


Essays:

Kissinger: The Inside-Outsider
By Jeremi Suri
The immigrant's memories shaped the diplomat's career.

A Culture of Endless Mourning
By Hamutal Bar-Yosef
Israel's preoccupation with grief is in stark contrast to Jewish tradition.

A Right Above All Others
By Amitai Etzioni
Why the protection of life should take precedence.


Readings:

A Tale of Two Sinners
By Ido Hevroni
How repentance turns one's vices into virtues.


Reviews:

Occidental Truth
Reviewed by Daniel Mandel
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's 'Orientalism' by Ibn Warraq

Maimonides at the Margins
Reviewed by Orly Roth
Converts, Heretics, and Lepers: Maimonides and The Outsider by James A. Diamond

Sexing the Catastrophe
Reviewed by Marla Braverman
Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America by Susan Faludi


Correspondence:

A.B. Yehoshua responds to critics; Richard Pipes, etc.


From the
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Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.
No Friends But the MountainsA visit to Kurdistan reveals an autonomous people ready for an alliance with America and Israel.
Palestinian ApocalypseParadise Now by Hany Abu-Assad
An Attempt to Identify the Root Cause of AntisemitismA prominent Israeli author gets to the bottom of the world`s oldest hatred.
The Political Legacy of Theodor HerzlBefore the melting pot, a different vision of the Jewish state.

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