Jewish Political Studies Review

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3/4, Fall

A Danish Critique of Islamic Radicalism
A Danish Critique of Islamic Radicalism Islamistes et naïvetés: Un acte d'accusation [Islamists and Naivists an indictment] by Karen Jespersen and Ralf Pittelkow, translated from Danish by Nils AhI, Panama Editions, Paris 2007, 234 pp. [French]Reviewed...
Alice in Ethnic Cleansing Land
Alice in Ethnic Cleansing Land The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe, One World, Oxford, 2006, 261 pp + endnotes, chronology, maps and index.Reviewed by Raphael IsraeliThere is an Arabic saying that mbayyin al-kitab min 'unwano (the book is...
A Long-Dormant Truth Finally Revealed
A Long-Dormant Truth Finally Revealed Al Ill-lea Reich si Holocaustul din Romania 1940-1944. Documentele din arhivele germane [The Third Reich and the Rumanian Holocaust 1940-1944. Documents from the German Archives] by Ottmar Trasca and Dennis Deletant,...
Anatomy and Physiology of Anti-Semitism
Anatomy and Physiology of Anti-Semitism The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism: Jews, Israel and Liberal Opinion, by Bernard Harrison, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006, xv+219.Reviewed by Malcolm F LoweFor some years, it has been customary to refer to...
An Ugly Truth?
An Ugly Truth? Le village de l'Allemand ou le journal des Frères Schiller [The German Man's Village or the Diary of the Schiller Brothers] by Boualem Sansal, Gallimard, 2008, 264 pp.* [French]Reviewed by Michelle Mazel"When I see what the Islamists are...
A Tragic Tale
A Tragic Tale Menachem Begin: The Absent Leader, by Ofer Grosbard, Strategic Research and Policy Center, National Defense College, IDF, 2007, 384 pp.Reviewed by Sarah SchmidtDr. Ofer Grosbard, an Israeli-born and trained clinical psychologist who also...
Collaboration in the Crosshairs of History
Collaboration in the Crosshairs of History Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism 1917-1948, by Hillel Cohen, UC Press, 2008, 268 pp + notes, bibliography and index.Reviewed by Raphael IsraeliThis timely study helps to fill in the substantial...
Doctor Strangelove?
Doctor Strangelove? La bombe et le Coran, une biographie du president iranien Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [The Bomb and the Koran, a Biography of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad] by Michel Taubman, Editions du Moment, 2008, 255 pp. [French]Reviewed by...
Forgotten Paths to Knowledge
Forgotten Paths to Knowledge Aristote au Mont Saint Michel by Sylvain Gougenheim [Aristotle on Mount Saint Michael], Seuil, 2008, 278 pp. [French]Reviewed by Michelle MazelRarely has an apparently innocent scholarly work stirred such a storm in the groves...
From the Editors
Sylvia Barack-Fishman and Daniel Parmer draw attention to the "feminization" of almost every aspect of non-Orthodox American Jewish life. This implies first that girls and women outnumber their male counterparts and second, that Jewish activities have...
"Jerusalem: Capital of the Jews":1 the Jewish Identity of Jerusalem in Greek and Roman Sources*
For ancient Greek and Roman pagan authors, Jerusalem definitely was a Jewish city. This article draws on references to Jerusalem from nearly twenty different sources, dating from the third century BCE to the third century CE, which are included in the...
Letter to the Editor
REBUTTAL ISABELLA GINOR AND GIDEON REMEZ respond to Rolf Behrens' Review of Foxbats over Dimona: The Soviets 'Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War (Yale University Press, 2007)Rolf Behrens' review of our book Foxbats over Dimona in the Spring 2008 issue...
Policy Implications of the Gender Imbalance among America's Jews
Within the liberal wings of American Judaism, women are increasingly prominent both as leaders and participants, and men are increasingly marginal. This gender imbalance differs from most Jewish communities historically and from many other Jewish communities...
Scientists for the Regime
Scientists for the Regime Deutsche Orientalistik zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus 1933-1945 [German Oriental Studies during the Time of National Socialism 19331945], by Ekkehard Ellinger, Deux Mondes, 2006, 595 pp. [German]Reviewed by Rolf BehrensTo...
Secondary Anti-Semitism: From Hard-Core to Soft-Core Denial of the Shoah
The core principle of secondary anti-Semitism is the refusal or rejection of remembrance of the unprecedented crime which Germans committed during the Second World War, namely the Shoah. This has a specific dimension in Germany which basically reflects...
Supporters of Islamic Terrorism among the Israeli Arabs
Supporters of Islamic Terrorism among the Israeli Arabs Islamic Radicalism and Political Violence. The Templers of Islam and Sheikh Ra'id Salah, by Raphael Israeli, Vallentine Mitchell, 2008, 175 pp.Reviewed by Moshe Yegar, Translated from Hebrew by...
Swords and Sociology
Swords and Sociology Männer - Bunde - Rituale: Studentenverbindungen seit 1800, by Alexandra Kuerth, Campus Verlag, 2004, 213 pp. [German]Reviewed by Malcolm F LoweThe official translation of this title is "Men - Associations - Rituals: Student Fraternities...
Symbolic and Other Roles of Jews in Dutch Society
Out of the total Dutch population of 16 million, Jews represent about two in every thousand. Jews often play a symbolic role in Dutch society which exceeds their actual importance. One facet of this is their image as absolute victims. Second, the Jewish...
The Enlargement of the Circle of Perpetrators of the Holocaust*
When looking back on sixty years of Holocaust research, it is evident that the research community has broadened. The most striking result of the focus on the practical implementation of the Holocaust, as the new brilliant synthesis by Saul Friedländer...
The Hebraic Roots of John Locke's Doctrine of Charity
In her path-breaking essays on political Hebraism, Professor Fania Oz-Salzberger identifies John Locke as belonging to the class of "moral economists" whose reading of the Hebrew Bible as a historical and political text caused him to argue for the hungry...
The Holocaust in Arab Public Discourse: Historicized Politics and Politicized History
The Holocaust has become increasingly important in international historical culture, and the murder of six million Jews during the Second World War is arguably the ultimate symbol of evil in Western politics, culture and academia. This fact has had its...
The Potential for a Democratic Islam
The Potential for a Democratic Islam Political Islam, World Politics and Europe, by Bassam Tibi, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Books, 2008, 311 pp.Reviewed by Daphne BurdmanBassam Tibi examines Islamist expansionism both in Muslim and Western societies,...
The University of Toronto - the Institution Where Israel Apartheid Week Was Born
The University of Toronto is one of the most highly regarded academic institutions in Canada. A coalition of anti-Israel groups initially used the university campus as a launching pad for what has become an annual series of events that take place in...

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