Deepak Malhotra (Harvard) and Jeremy Ginges (New School): Preferring Balanced vs. Advantageous Peace Agreements: A Study of Israeli Attitudes Towards a Two State Solution. Rabin's son Yuval proposes a response to the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative: A Palestinian state based on 1967 borders, with Jerusalem "the home of two capitals". From Dissent, Alexander Yakobson on how the true alternative to a two-state solution is not some binational fantasy but a single state that is Arab and Muslim: one state for one people. In many ways, the United States feels a greater urgency and drive for peace talks than do the Palestinians and Israelis themselves. Can a domestically weakened Obama help achieve peace in the Middle East? Despite the appearance of wild generosity, Obama and Clinton could have Netanyahu in a very tight spot. A review of books on Israel and the Middle East. David Grossman, Amos Oz, and A.B. Yehoshua have won international acclaim for being the intellectual leaders of Israel’s peace camp — it’s undeserved. From Just Journalism, a special report on ten years of anti-Israel prejudice at the London Review of Books. The anti-Semite’s pointed finger: How Jews have been tricked into believing they can cure the hatred of them when the hatred has always existed because it is politically useful for the haters. Are religious troops changing Israel's military? The introduction to Not in the Heavens: The Tradition of Jewish Secular Thought by David Biale. More and more and more on Capitalism and the Jews by Jerry Z. Muller. From City Journal, Sol Stern on Tel Aviv, a modern, capitalist-built oasis in the Middle East. The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment. Was the Kingdom of David and Solomon a glorious empire, or just a little cow town? It depends on which archaeologist you ask.

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