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Daniel Polisar

Daniel Polisar is executive vice-president and a member of the faculty at Shalem College in Jerusalem.

The Most Politically Significant Meeting of Any Group of Jews in the Last 1,800 Years

The story of Theodor Herzl and the First Zionist Congress, convened 120 years ago on this date.

Aug. 23 2017 12:01AM

Why Making Peace with the Palestinians Isn't Like Making Peace with Egypt and Jordan

Egypt and Jordan had strong leaders committed to peace; the Palestinians don’t. That makes the views of ordinary Palestinians all the more significant, and worrisome.

May 3 2017 12:01AM

Do Palestinians Want a Two-State Solution?

Western statesmen and politicians have long asserted that the two-state solution commands majority support on the ground. Most Palestinians say otherwise.

April 3 2017 12:01AM

What Palestinians Think about the Knife Intifada

Six months after the current wave of violence began, some observers think it might be running out of steam. But what next?

March 31 2016 12:01AM

Why Do Palestinians Believe What They Believe?

The “occupation” isn’t enough to explain the views they hold on Israel, Jews, and the desirability of violence.

Nov. 23 2015 12:01AM

What Do Palestinians Want?

It’s time to take a close look at an often ignored subject: what ordinary Palestinians think about Israel, Jews, and terrorist attacks on civilians.

Nov. 2 2015 12:01AM