On Monday, six terrorists escaped from an Israeli prison, triggering riots in other prisons and unrest in parts of Jerusalem and the West Bank. All this comes on the heels of the return of regular violent protests on the Hamas-controlled side of the Gaza border fence, which began in 2018 and subsided during the coronavirus pandemic. Joe Truzman explains the latter situation:
In Gaza, Hamas Is Waging Terror Under the Guise of Protests
Is American Jewish Liberalism Dying?
In the 1930s, a Republic Jewish judge, observing his coreligionists’ commitment to the Democratic party, quipped, in Yiddish, that Jews have three velt (worlds): di velt (this world), yene velt (the next world), and Roosevelt. Since then, Jewish devotion has attenuated somewhat, although Jews still overwhelmingly lean Democratic. Most American Jews, however, are unfamiliar with the terms “this world” or “the next world” in any language. Carefully examining a wealth of statistical data, Samuel J. Abrams and Jack Wertheimer argue that the sort of robust Jewish liberalism that characterized U.S. Jewry a few decades ago is in steep decline. Jews, they explain, are undergoing their own version of what political scientists call the “great sort,” whereby politics, religion, and place of residence increasingly align: