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This is what's in the September-October 2004 issue:
The first group of essays explores Arab strategy - the unwavering promotion of jihad and terror tactics and how "friendly" Arab countries are contributing to the campaign to eradicate Israel.
"JIHAD, APOCALYPSE, AND ANTI-SEMITISM: An Interview with Richard Landes" by Manfred Gerstenfeld "ROCKET SCIENCE 101" by Dr. Mitchell Finkel "THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM" by Clifford D. May "A GIANT PALESTINIAN STEP BACKWARD" by Barry Rubin "TERROR HELPED US ACHIEVE GOALS" by Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff "HAMAS - THE ISLAMIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENT" by Reuven Erlich "A CLOSER LOOK AT EGYPT" by Rachel Neuwirth "SAUDI ARABIA'S RELIGIOUS HATRED" by Jeff Jacoby
Compared to the attacks on Israel itself, the infiltration of Muslims into Europe and their impact on European society is muted. But Muslims in Europe are a large enough group to impact the host countries. Moreover, they have revitalized Jew-hatred and affected European policy.
"THE NEW NEO-COLONIALISM: The Arab-Moslem Invasion Of France" by Lewis Lipkin
"EUROPE WILL BE ISLAMIC BY THE END OF THE CENTURY" by Robert Spencer
"AN AMERICAN IN LONDON" by Carol Gould
"UNITED NATIONS VOTE PRESAGES STATE SPONSORED GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM" by David Singer
"EUROPE'S FAILED MIDDLE EAST POLICIES" by Gerald M. Steinberg
The League of Nations mandate that was transferred intact to the United Nations is the legal foundation of Israel's claim to its land - and that includes Samaria, Judea and Gaza. This is the subject of the next essays.
"IS ISRAEL'S LEGAL SYSTEM ACTING ILLEGALLY?" by Yoram Shifftan
"WHO IS ENTITLED TO GIFT AWAY JEWISH NATIONAL RIGHTS?" by Yoram Shifftan
These next essays analyze some of the problems plaguing Israel and propose remedies.
"AT JEOPARDY - Part I" by Patricia Berlyn
"LAND FOR PEACE (L-F-P) IGNORES REALITY: A Politically Incorrect Examination" by Yoram Ettinger
"GETTING GAZA WRONG" by Evelyn Gordon
"ARAB TIME BOMB" by Moshe Dann
"THE PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE'S ARMY, THE STATE AND THE REGIME" by Yossi Blum Halevi
"ON CONCEPTUALIZATION, LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICTS AND OTHER BASIC CONCEPTS FOR UNDERSTANDING THE IDF'S SENIOR COMMAND by Yossi Blum Halevi
"JEWISH ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE RISE OF THE LEFTIST ASCENDANCY IN ISRAEL" by Steven Plaut
"A HOLY PEOPLE" by Moshe Saperstein
"HOW TO PREVENT ISRAEL'S DEMISE" by Professor Paul Eidelberg
These essays examine some basic facts about Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. And some little-known facts about religion in Saudi Arabia.
"IS SAUDI ARABIA HOLY SOIL?" by Stephen Schwartz
"HOW STRONG IS THE ARAB CLAIM TO PALESTINE?" by Lawrence Auster
These essays look at the media both in the United States and Israel, specifically at examples of unprofessionalism and bias.
"THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE'S ISLAMIC SPIN"
"THE LA TIMES' SPYTFUL TALE"
"FROM RATHER TO BARNEA"
And, finally, the Readers' Blog-Ed page. This page is updated every few days and accessed by month. You can now click on a List of the blog-eds and go directly to any of them from the List.
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Bernice Lipkin Editor, Think-Israel