A Fascinating Study of Jerusalem’s Libraries Loses Sight of the City’s Jewish History

Feb. 28 2020

In Jerusalem: City of the Book, Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint focus on the holy city’s libraries and repositories of books and manuscripts, many unknown or closed to the public. The work spans some 2,000 years of history, as Lewis Glinert writes in his review:

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Hamas Returns to Its Cycle of Extortion

Aug. 13 2020

Last week, Hamas resumed launching explosives attached to balloons and kites into Israel, one of which landed in the southern town of Arad. The IDF responded with airstrikes, and the terrorist group first test-fired a barrage of missile into the Mediterranean and then fired a missile at an Israeli town—provoking further counterstrikes. Why disturb the peace now? Because, writes Yoav Limor, the monthly aid Hamas receives from Qatar is set to expire next month:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Qatar