The late political scientist James Q. Wilson posed this question in a 2008 essay exploring, first, the positive attitude of many evangelical Christians not only toward Judaism and the Jewish state but toward actual Jews and, second, most Jews’ continual suspicion of any political alliance with these Christians. In a conversation with Jonathan Silver, Mitchell Rocklin revisits Wilson’s arguments and raises the possibility that Israeli Jews, American Orthodox Jews, and evangelical Christians may soon share more common ground politically with each other than with the majority of American Jewry. (Audio, 34 minutes.)
Why Don’t Jews Like Christians Who Like Them?
Qatar’s Unreported Donations to American Universities May Feed Campus Anti-Zionism
On February 12, the Department of Education announced that it suspects Harvard and Yale of failing to report millions of dollars received from China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and elsewhere. The department has also accused several other schools of similar violations, and one professor has been arrested in the course of the investigation. Meanwhile, the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy has for years been researching Middle Eastern countries’ donations to American institutions of higher education, and believes there is a connection between these donations, especially those from Qatar, and campus anti-Semitism: