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Foxbats over Dimona wins Washington Institute’s Silver Prize

Though talk of the Middle East may have slipped from the front page in the midst of an economic crisis, the scholars at the Washington Institute have remained firmly focused on their goal of “promoting security, peace, prosperity, and democracy” for the people of the Middle East. In their inaugural

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Innovation and Accolades

Do the most innovative economic solutions come from the private sector or from the state? In the midst of an economic slowdown and an election year, the question is unavoidable. Concerned readers might find insights in Dan Breznitz’s Innovation and the State, which was announced the winner of the 2008

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Yale Press Podcast, Episode 16

Episode 16 of the Yale Press Podcast is now available. Download Episode 16. In Episode 16, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Jonathan Zittrain about The Future of the Internet–And How to Stop It, and with (2) Benny Morris about the founding of Israel and the first Arab-Israeli War. Download it

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Israel’s Independence and Churchill’s Zionism

As Israel, and its millions of supporters world-wide, celebrate its 60th birthday, few realize the important role that Winston Churchill played in the establishment of the State of Israel and the shaping of the modern Middle East. Michael Makovsky’s groundbreaking Churchill’s Promised Land, brings this and much more to light

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Parsi on Huffington Post: Breaking the US-Iran Stalemate

Writing on The Huffington Post, Trita Parsi, author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States and president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), discusses the upcoming NIAC conference, “Breaking the US-Iran Stalemate: Reassessing the Nuclear Strategy in the Wake of the Majles Elections.”

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“Resurrection is often misunderstood”, says New York Times

Just in time for Easter, the New York Times reviewed a selection of books about the Resurrection. These books correct some common myths among Jews and Christians. The New York Times reports, “The very idea of resurrection is widely and badly misunderstood.” To correct these errors, the New York Times

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Leading specialist lauds Foxbats over Dimona

Writing for the Middle East Journal, Mark N. Katz favorably reviewed Foxbats over Dimona: The Soviets’ Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War by Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez. Professor Katz, an expert on Moscow’s foreign policy toward the Middle East, was blown away by the book’s compelling argument and unique

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Yale Press books about unlikely neighbors and allies

In light of continued media coverage about the U.S.’s relationship with Iran, Trita Parsi’s attention-grabbing Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States was reviewed by both Salon and Bloomberg News. Gary Kamiya of Salon calls it “an important new book,” addressing a “fundamental misunderstanding of

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Michael Makovsky named Sami Rohr Prize Finalist

Michael Makovsky, author of Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft, has been named one of five finalists for this year’s Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The Jewish Book Council, who administers the award, considers Churchill’s Promised Land to be “a book of exceptional literary merit that stimulates an interest

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Trita Parsi’s interview with Harry Kreisler of “Conversations with History”

Many thanks to Harry Kreisler, executive producer and moderator of “Conversations with History.” Produced at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, these interviews were conceived by Kreisler as a way to “…capture and preserve through conversation and technology the intellectual ferment of our times…”

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