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?
The American Peace Plan May Be Pushing Jordan into the Arms of Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood
In connection with the yet-to-be-released White House peace proposal, both the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have been pressuring King Abdullah of Jordan to relinquish his custodianship of the al-Aqsa mosque, and other Islamic holy sites in Israel, to the House of Saud. They have in return offered to put billions of dollars toward solving the kingdom’s severe economic and fiscal problems. But Abdullah has publicly indicated his unwillingness to surrender his position, and Nadav Shragai argues that it would be to Israel’s detriment if he did:
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