Jewish Political Studies Review

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1/2, Spring

Another Warning Gone Unheeded?
Another Warning Gone Unheeded? LEurope et le spectre du Califat (Europe and the Specter of the Caliphate), by Bat Ye'Or, Les Provinciales, 2010, 216 pp. [French]Some books receive many reviews, critical or otherwise; others are met by a deafening silence....
A Retooled Libel
A Retooled Libel Un enfant est mort [A Child Is Dead]: Netzarim, 30 septembre 2000, by Charles Enderlin, Don Quichotte editions, 2010, 200 pp. [French]30 September 2000, Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip. State-owned France 2 TV airs footage of the...
At Issue Reversing the Poles: How the Pro-Israeli Policy of Canada's Conservative Government May Be Moving Jewish Voters from Left to Right
Until recently, Jews living in the Western democracies have favored the politics of the center-left. Today, however, as the campaign of delegitimization of Israel gains ground, the duty of loyalty to Israel bulks larger in the imaginations of Jews everywhere,...
A Worrisome Portrayal
A Worrisome Portrayal The Arab Lobby, by Mitchell Bard, HarperCollins, 2010, 412 pp.In January 2011, a group of distinguished ex-legislators and diplomats sent a letter to President Obama1 advocating a new American policy in the Middle East. In effect,...
Biography as History: Leon Uris's Exodus
Biography as History: Leon Uris's Exodus Our Exodus: Leon Uris and the Americanization of Israel 's Founding Story, by M. M. Silver, Wayne State University Press, 2010, 266 pp.M. M. Silver, an American Israeli who heads the General Studies Department...
Echoes of a Lost Generation
Echoes of a Lost Generation Crossroads: Jewish Artists during the Holocaust, a catalog of the exhibition held at the National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, October 2010, National Museum of Art of Romania, 158 pp. [English and Romanian]The exhibition...
Friend of Israel
Friend of Israel Joop den UyI 1919-1987: Dromer en doordouwer (Joop den UyI 1919-1987: Dreamer and Pusher), by Anet Bleich, Balans, 2008, 544 pp. [Dutch]As amie book reviews deal with the author's basic message. Nonetheless, a book may contain information...
From the Editors
This issue begins with an essay by Dexter Van ZiIe in which he analyzes one of the major sources of anti -Zionist aggression in mainstream Protestant churches - the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center headquartered in Jerusalem. This center's...
Power, Deception, and Comedy: The Politics of Exile in the Book of Esther1
The Book of Esther can be interpreted as a political work with its own inherent logic and integrity. While the existence of the divine is not denied in the narrative, it appears to be beyond the reach and understanding of a people struggling for survival....
Protecting Jewish Rights on Campus
Protecting Jewish Rights on Campus Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America, by Kenneth L. Marcus, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 225 pp.Why has the position of Jews at American universities deteriorated in the past decade and what can be done...
The Middle East without Illusions
The Middle East without Illusions The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, by Lee Smith, Doubleday, 2010, 239 pp.What is the key to understanding the Middle East?Sometimes a perceptive outsider can grasp the political culture...
The Missing Link: Uri Avnery, Israel, and Yasir Arafat
The Missing Link: Uri Avnery, Israel, and Yasir Arafat A Murder among Friends: Uri Avnery - A Story of Political Warfare. by Amnon Lord, Danny Books, 2010, 290 pp. [Hebrew]Who Is Uri Avnery?Uri Avnery, octogenarian icon of Israel's cultural and political...
The Spiritual and Professional Development of Two Christian Founders of an English Holocaust Institute
The Spiritual and Professional Development of Two Christian Founders of an English Holocaust Institute Never Again, Yet Again, by Stephen D. Smith, Gefen, 2009, 206 pp.Stephen D. Smith is a Christian theologian in his early forties. Together with his...
Updating the Ancient Infrastructure of Christian Contempt: Sabeel1
Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, headquartered in Jerusalem, has been a persistent source of anti-Zionist agitation in mainline Protestant churches in the United States since its founding in 1994. The organization subjects Israel, Jews,...
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