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Entries by Brent E. Sasley from 12/2011

Israel's Ex-Pat Ad Campaign: A Canadian Jew Reacts

| Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

Perhaps Canadian Jews accept the importance of Israel to their identity more readily than American Jews. Still, Americans should not be surprised by the campaign. It reflects a decades-old tension within Zionism.

Talking to the Wall

| Posted 12.12.2011 | World

The nationalists and religious are not susceptible to arguments that Israel will become isolated in the world, losing even its closest allies. They remain tied to the biblical notion that Israel is a nation that "dwells alone."

Are Christian Zionists Replacing Mainstream US Jews?

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion

However, as a political force Christian Zionism's power is facilitated by Israel and by American Jewry itself; on its own, it cannot survive. It needs Jewish Zionism, because without it, Christian Zionism can't make a sufficiently strong political case.

Israel and the Arab Spring: But the Season Doesn't Matter

| Posted 12.28.2011 | World

The reality is that the Arab Spring hasn't changed Israel's regional position or strategic calculus to any great degree -- at most, it has augmented existing trends.