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Autumn 5770 / 2009, no. 38


From the Editors:

Switzerland’s Choice of Friends
By Assaf Sagiv

Coming to Terms with Christianity
By Assaf Sagiv


Essays:

The Radical Meaning of Forgiveness
By Robert Enright
Anyone may forgive, and anyone may be forgiven—even the worst among us.

Lawrence of Judea
By Martin Gilbert
The champion of the Arab cause and his little-known romance with Zionism.

Perhaps by the Power of Memory
By Gershon Shaked
What will keep the Jews in Israel, despite all the reasons to leave?

Chabad’s Lost Messiah
By Tomer Persico
Why the Lubavitcher Rebbe believed he was the Chosen One.


Reviews:

Terrorism’s Mask of Sanity
Reviewed by Michael J. Totten
Hezbollah: A Short History by Augustus Richard Norton

The Inconvenient Truth About Race
Reviewed by Marshall Poe
The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending

A Conflict in Space
Reviewed by Yagil Henkin
Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation by Eyal Weizman


Correspondence:

Uri Avnery and Asa Kasher on Operation Cast Lead, and others.


From the
ARCHIVES

Civilians FirstOnly in Israel does concern for the safety of soldiers override the state’s obligation to defend its civilians.
Orde Wingate: Friend Under FireThe new historians take aim at the father of the IDF.
The Jews’ Right To Statehood: A DefenseA new look at Zionism from the perspective of universal rights.
The UN’s Palestinian Refugee ProblemHow to solve their plight and end the half-century-long crisis.
Operation Cast Lead and the Ethics of Just WarWas Israel's conduct in its campaign against Hamas morally justified?

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