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#2 Contemporary Readings and Analyses February-March 2013

  Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education,   Doron Almog, “What Israel has Learned about Security: Nine IDF Officers Discuss Israel’s Security Challenges,” January 2013, –eBook, ***Alterman, Owen and Brown, Cameron S. “Support for Israel in a Changing America,” INSS, Strategic […]

#1 Contemporary Readings and Analyses January 2013

  Assembled by Ken Stein, Emory University and Center for Israel Education Today in Israeli History, Center for Israel Education,   Shmuel Bar, “Syria-What Next?” Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2012), pp. 9-14. Soner Cagaptay, Hale Arifagaoglu, Eva Outzen, and Bilge Menekse, “Turkey’s New Political Landscape: Implications of the 2011 […]

What Works in Zionist Education

In teaching history, the most difficult task remains creating context:catapulting students back into a different time frame and having them disregard their contemporary historical perspective. The goal is to witness history as it unfolded, not as it concluded.

Annapolis: Precedents and Transactions, But Not Transformations

Since the June 1967 war, more than two dozen mediators have engaged in Arab‐ Israeli diplomacy seeking to clarify one underlying question: under what conditions and over what period of time would Israel relinquish land attained in the June 1967 War, and what kind of understanding or agreement from an Arab partner would Israel receive in return? The Annapolis Conference in 2007, was again a Transaction but not a Transformation of Outcomes.

The Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace

“The Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace: Israel’s Disengagement from the Gaza Strip: Precedents, Motivations and Outcomes” Zionism Fulfilled.- Israel’s preemptive physical disengagement from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 was the result of a national consensus; its goal was to protect the State of Israel and her citizens. In the absence of a viable Palestinian negotiating […]

Israel Education and the College Campus

Published by JESNA, Jewish Education Service of North America ISSUE #18 WINTER 2004 Israel Education and the College Campus, “Awake ye from ye slumber, the call that is heard, oh my people.” Agenda: Jewish Education, JESNA, Winter 2004 Introduction Thirty years ago, major American university campuses did not suffer from political apathy. When I was […]

Ken Stein: Consequences of Mass Arab Immigration to Europe

Current demographic characteristics and future trends and suggest that Europe faces a potential Arab immigrant onslaught perhaps as great as that America endured during the European immigration of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

A Zionist State in 1939

“A Zionist State in 1939,” CHAI (Atlanta), Winter 2002 “Had not the Nazi crimes been committed against Jews during World War II, the Jewish State would have never come true.” So said Usamah al-Baz last May. This leading Arab political analyst and the highest- ranking adviser to Egypt’s President Mubarak is not alone. The Danish […]

Camp David And the Pursuit of Peace: Comparing the Camp David Summits

Perspective provides valuable insights in evaluating contemporary diplomacy. Though neither the Palestinian-Israeli-U.S. summit of July 2000 nor the Egyptian-Israeli-U.S. summit of September 1978 ended discussions between Israel and its Arab adversaries, there were more differences than similarities between the two intense and highly charged meetings.