Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything he can to blame the wave of Palestinian violence on pure anti-Semitism. J.J. Goldberg says Israel’s top generals know otherwise — and early Zionists like Vladimir Jabotinsky would be shocked at the premier’s claims.
Vladimir Jabotinsky was an essayist, a leader, a writer, a Zionist. Above all, he was a polymath. Jerome Chanes tries to simplify his complicated legacy and history.
If Benjamin Netanyahu decides to forge a peace deal, he will have the support of Israel’s Knesset but not his party. Going ahead may depend on his upbringing as much as anything.
The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Philadelphia offers an annual list of The Ten Most Absurd Statements About Allies’ Responses to the Holocaust. The list is a high point in the institute’s unceasing mission to keep the heat on President Franklin D. Roosevelt for having done nothing to stop the Nazi genocide (other than winning World War II and defeating Hitler, for whatever that’s worth).