A Recent Academic Study of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict Ignores History to Blame the Jewish State

A professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, Ian Lustick is recently the author of Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality, a book that bemoans Israel’s supposed failure to create a Palestinian state in the territory now under its control. To Lustick, this failure can be attributed to an Israeli inclination toward “distrust and territorial maximalism rather than inclinations to compromise,” compounded by a culture of “Holocaustia” that “tells Israeli Jews what it means to be a Jew,” and facilitated by the power of the “Israel lobby.” Yisrael Medad writes in his review:

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More about: Academia, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Two-State Solution

How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey

Sept. 25 2020

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has become increasingly authoritarian, Islamist, and hostile toward Israel and the West more generally. The Turkish government has also indicated that it aspires to alter its maritime border with Greece, and even its border with Syria. Analyzing these changes, and what they term the country’s “bellicose foreign policy,” Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman, and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the implications for Israel, and how the Jewish state might best respond:

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More about: Israeli Security, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy