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- 2008's Must Read Books on Israel & Zionism, by Moshe Phillips.
Here is a brief survey of some of the best books on Israel, Zionism and Islamic terrorism you may have missed in 2008.
- 2011: Israel & Hamas Will Go To War, by Moshe Phillips.
All one has to do is scan late December's headlines to know that the battle lines have already been drawn for 2011. Hamas and Israel will either go to war (again) in the next twelve months or there will be a sharp escalation in Hamas attacks on Israel...
- The Anatomy of Israel's Survival, by Hirsh Goodman.
The question is, "Can Israel survive?" Hirsh Goodman sets out to answer this question by showing what impediments there are to Israel's survival, and how they can be surmounted.
- Between Thriving and Decline, Edited by Rami Tal.
The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute's
Annual Assessment (2004-2005) that provides an overview of the current demographics of Jewish populations around the world, and it provides a region-by region analysis of the current status of the various Jewish communities in each region.
- Does Israel Need Another New Political Party?, by Moshe Phillips.
What is the HaBayit HaYehudi ("The Jewish Home") Party? What do they stand for and is there really a need for a new political party in Israel? These questions and more, are addressed in this timely article.
- Does J Street Stand For Jordan Street?, by Moshe Phillips.
J Street, the controversial Jewish pressure group that was created to lobby for a Palestinian state, is back in the news. J Street is now in the news in, of all places, Amman, Jordan because of their unauthorized, freelance diplomacy mission there. The question is why would the Jordanian monarchy be interested in meeting with J Street in the first place? (Article)
- The E.U.'s "East Jerusalem" Christmas Gift, by Moshe Phillips.
Christmas came early for Israel's enemies this holiday season. On December 1 a "draft statement" from the European Union calling for the immediate restart of negotiations leading to a "viable state of Palestine...with East Jerusalem as its capital" made worldwide news... (Article)
- The Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, edited by Spencer C. Tucker.
This four-volume encyclopedia contains more than 750 entries that explore the key personalities involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as the events, history, military actions, and places related to the conflict. Social, cultural, and political topics are also covered. In addition, this encyclopedia includes the text of more than 160 primary source documents.
- Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora, edited by M. Avrum Ehrlich.
This three-volume encyclopedia examines the origins, experiences, and culture of the Jewish Diaspora from its earliest manifestation through to the modern day. A region by region analysis of Jewish communities throughout the world, both historic and contemporary, are covered in detail.
- Energy Victory, by Robert Zubrin.
Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil. In this book, Zubrin offers a realistic and cogent plan to rapidly wean America off Mideast oil. Most important, his plan is both technologically and economically feasible.
- Esau and the Dialectic of Terror, by Dr. Eugene Narrett.
The dialectic of managed terror, attrition and threats of major conflict is growing in the Middle East. The client states ... in the region now are grouped into two clearly identifiable blocks... The choices are to lose oneself in everyday concerns and their imperatives and/ or to feel, at least at the edges of consciousness a heightening of terror...
- For the Record, by Alan B. Katz.
Israel and the Palestinians: What the Media Aren't Telling You. A collection of essays and letters that delimitate the anti-Israeli bias inherent in many media reports on the Arab/Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the steps you can take to help combat the media's bias.
- Has There Been a 'Solution' for Every Gush Katif Resident?, by Helen Freedman.
An update on the plight of the Gush Katif residents, who, three and a half years after their expulsion from their thriving communities in Gush Katif/Gaza, are still waiting for the government to fulfill its promises of permanent housing, jobs, and the like. This article also looks at the ongoing efforts of the Gush Katif Committee to make-up for the failures of the government. (Article)
- Hillary Clinton's Rabbi, by Moshe Phillips.
An essay on the negative influence that Michael Lerner, a radical activist and self-proclaimed Rabbi (he never completed his Rabbinical training), has had on Hillary Clinton and how his 'ideas' have helped to shape her views about Israel and Jews in general - and how her attitudes and the Obama/Clinton policy for Israel, may well threaten Israel's survival. (Article)
- How Will Netanyahu Change Israel Forever?, by Moshe Phillips.
While keen observers of Israel's political scene clearly understand that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel's most Americanized prime minister in its history, little is ever discussed as to what this means for the future of Israel's political system... (Article)
- Israel, Taiwan and Nixon in the Obama Era, by Moshe Phillips.
Both Israel and Taiwan have faced abuses at the hands of the United Nations, this essay details these abuses and the lessons to be learned by American foreign policy machinations from Presidents Eisenhower to Obama, in regard to Taiwan, and how they might impact Israel today.(Article)
- The Land of Israel: Is There an Alternative, by Moshe Phillips.
Is there an alternative to Israel? The answer is a simple no, and in this article Phillips makes the very solid case for why Israel always has been, and always will be, the Jewish homeland. (Article)
- Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad, by Caroline B. Glick.
A collection of columns from the Jerusalem Post, written by one of Israel's foremost political commentators. These columns tackle some of the most controversial issues facing Israel, from how to deal with terrorist to Holocaust deniers.
- Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy, by Samuel C. Heilman.
In this timely and compelling book, Heilman looks at the causes and consequences of the shift of Orthodox Jewry toward the right, and what the future might hold in store for the American orthodox Jewish community.
- Standing with Israel, by David Brog.
Many people do not understand or know how to explain Christian Zionism. Some question why evangelicals should support Israel. Based on theological and historical research, David Brog explains the phenomena of Christian Zionists.
- The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution, by Dan Smith.
This atlas explores not only the geography but also the history and politics of the region.
- Texas Congressmen & "A Night to Honor Israel", by Moshe Phillips.
In June several Congressmen from Texas loudly declared their support for Israel at a time when few other politicians anywhere else on the planet are ready to stand with the Jewish State. It is time to take notice of their words... (Article)
- Thursday the Rabbi Got Fooled, by Moshe Phillips.
An op-ed piece about Rabbi Brad Hirschfield and his absurd foray into the world of American Islamic TV, and who has attempted to rewrite Jewish thought by proclaiming that "that there is no absolute truth." (Article)
- Water in the Middle East: Cooperation and Technological Solutions in the Jordan Valley, edited by K. David Hambright, F. Jamil Ragep, and Joseph Ginat.
Eighteen essays that deal with the political and social significance of water in the Middle East and its role in Middle East conflicts.
- What Every American Should Know About the UN, by Moshe Phillips.
Important facts that most Americans probably don't know about the UN – but should. (Article)
- What U.S. Newspaper is the Most Fair to Israel?, by Moshe Phillips.
In these tough times for newspapers the question comes to mind: What U.S. newspaper is the most fair to Israel? (Article)
- Who is Israel's Sarah Palin?, by Moshe Phillips.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni have often been compared to each other, however there is another women on the political stage that has been compared to Palin, and who may outshine them both: Knesset Member Tzipi Hotovely... (Article)
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