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  • Originally published 12/04/2014

    How Netanyahu Committed Political Suicide

    Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

    Prime Minster Netanyahu’s insistence on passing a bill that will define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people is as disgraceful as his denial that Israel is not an occupying power.

  • Originally published 11/19/2014

    3rd Possibility: Coming Civil War in West Bank/ Jerusalem?

    Juan Cole

    Observers of the evolution of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians have long argued that there are only two likely outcomes of the alternating violence and diplomacy between the two sides that has gone on nearly 70 years now.

  • Originally published 08/30/2014

    The Jews and the importance of history

    Michael Gerson

    "History matters, or at least it should. Detached from its story, Israel is a quarrelsome, flawed democracy on the edge of the Mediterranean. But Israel is its story."

  • Originally published 08/25/2014

    The "Historians" Confront Israel

    Robert "KC" Johnson

    Historians have signed a petition blasting Israel.  The scholars’ letter went out of its way to affirm that the signatories were speaking as historians, not simply as citizens. This is infuriating.

  • Originally published 08/25/2014

    It's hard to be an optimist today, but Juan Cole is

    Irshad Manji

    "For all of the 'liking' and 'sharing,' [Juan] Cole shows [in his new book] that the revolution’s most important triumphs took place in the sphere of physical effort — the “meatspace.”

  • Originally published 08/13/2014

    Historians Urge President to Change Policy on Israel-Palestine

    “We deplore the ongoing attacks against civilians in Gaza and in Israel. We also recognize the disproportionate harm that the Israeli military, which the United States has armed and supported for decades, is inflicting on the population of Gaza.”

  • Originally published 08/10/2014

    Lessons of the War in Gaza

    Daniel Pipes

    As Israeli operations against Hamas wind down, here are seven insights into the month-long conflict.

  • Originally published 08/01/2014

    Why Benny Morris is both right and wrong

    Max Boot

    Morris is surely right. Hamas remains dedicated to Israel’s destruction and it remains intent on keeping its grip on Gaza. What can or should Israel do about it?