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The Institute for Zionist Strategies, rooted in a National Liberal orientation, seeks to strengthen Israel as the nation state of the Jewish People by contributing to its historic development as a Jewish and democratic state.

'The Zman' series  

'shmitta'

We are pleased to announce the first volume in the Zman series, booklets of Zionist thought centered on the Jewish calendar. The booklets are the fruit of cooperation between members of HaMeorer (graduates of the Shiloach program of the Zionist Beit Midrash), the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and the Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute.  

We chose to dedicate the first volume to the topic of shmitta. In its pages you will meet Rav Kook, Jabotinsky, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, Begin, Heschel, Levinas, Rav Uziel, Meir Ariel, Maimonides, Bialik, Herzl, A.D. Gordon, Martin Luther King, and many others.


Editing: Techiya Atzar

 

For the full volume (In Hebrew) 

The New Middle East 

Summary by Yakov Faitelson

The inter-denominational and inter-religious conflicts in the Middle East which we are currently witnessing are based on objective factors. This lesson was already understood by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1920 when he proposed slicing up the Ottoman Empire in accordance with the real religious-ethnic segmentation of the local population. Seventy years later the same suggestion was made by Bernard Lewis, and Colonel Ralph Peters of the U.S. Army General Staff, each of them in his own time.

Having consideration for the successful example of the peace agreement between Turkey and Greek that has proven itself over the last 100 years, it may be assumed with a high degree of probability that had the proposals of President Wilson been adopted in his time it would have been possible to prevent most of the current blood disputes.


 

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Summary of 19th Knesset Activities

Concerning State and Religion 

 

Though the 19th Knesset served for one of the shortest periods in our history (less than two years), it was very active concerning matters of state and religion. The governing coalition did not include any of the Ultra-Orthodox parties, and, although there were those who criticized this fact, others saw this as a chance to enact reforms on issues of state and religion.

 

 


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