Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Contents of Major Books - 3

Tower of Babble

Introduction The Roots of Terror
Chapter 1 The Erosion of Standards
Chapter 2 Failure Foreshadowed: The First Tests for the UN in Israel and India
Chapter 3 The Cold War Freeze: From Korea to Cuba
Chapter 4 Igniting War, Undermining Peace: The Six-Day War and the Struggle Over Resolution 242
Chapter 5 The Return of the UN?: The 1991 Gulf War Victory and the Lead-up to Another War
Chapter 6 Impartial to Genocide: The UN in Rwanda
Chapter 7 "Scenes from Hell": The UN and the Srebrenica Massacre
Chapter 8 Institutionalized Moral Equivalence: The International Criminal Court
Chapter 9 The UN Backs Terrorism
Conclusion From Moral Equivalence to World Order
Appendix The Paper Trail

The Iraq War: Hidden Agendas and Babylonian Intrigue

1 Iraq under Saddam
2 Iraqi and Coalition War Strategies
3 Shi'ites in the South
4 Kurds in the North
5 Baghdad in the Center
6 The Hidden Agenda: Oil, Terror and WMD
7 Ruling from Horseback
8 Arab and Muslim Fears: Images, Loyalties, Wishes, Delusions
9 Iraq, America, and the New Middle East

Hatred's Kingdom

List of Maps
Introduction The Roots of Terror
Chapter 1 Violent Origins
Reviving Jihad and the War Against the Polytheists
Chapter 2 Countering the Wahhabi Menace
Chapter 3 "White Terror"
The Ikhwan and the Rise of the Modern Saudi Kingdom
Chapter 4 Building the Modern Saudi State
Oil, the Palestine Question, and the Americans
Chapter 5 Reactivating Wahhabism
Chapter 6 The Hothouse for Militant Islamic Radicalism
Chapter 7 Wahhabism Reasserts Itself
Chapter 8 Wahhabism's Global Reach
Chapter 9 Countdown to September 11
The Gulf War and Wahhabism's New Outburst in the 1990s
Chapter 10 The Hatred Continues
Conclusion Saudi Support for Terrorism: The Evidence
Appendix The Paper Trail

Jewish Polity and American Civil Society: Communal Agencies and Religious Movements in the American Public Square

Introduction - The Jewish Political Tradition and the English-Speaking World - Daniel J. Elazar
I. Communal Agencies
1 "Defenders": National Jewish Community Relations Agencies - Steven Windmueller
2 Local Community Relations Councils and Their National Body - Michael C. Kotzin
3 History of Israel Advocacy - Martin J. Raffel
4 The Jewish Social Welfare Lobby in the United States - Joel M. Carp
II. Religious Movements
5 The Conservative Movement and the Public Square - Gordon M. Freeman
6 Reform Judaism, Minority Rights, and the Separation of Church and State - Lance J. Sussman
7 Mainstream Orthodoxy and the American Public Square - Lawrence Grossman
8 Haredim and the Public Square: The Nature of the Social Contract - Samuel C. Heilman
9 Reconstructionism and the Public Square: A Multicultural Approach to Judaism in America - David A. Teutsch
10 Jewish Renewal - Allan Arkush
Afterword - Alan Mittleman
About the Contributors

Jews and the American Public Square: Debating Religion and Republic

Introduction - Alan Mittleman
I. Historical Dimensions
1 An Overview of American Jewish Defense - Naomi W. Cohen
2 Church-State Dilemmas of American Jews - Jonathan D. Sarna
II. Constitutional Dimensions
3 Believers and the Founders' Constitution - Ralph Lerner
4 The Rule of Law and the Establishment Clause - Martin J. Plax
5 Religion and Liberal Democracy - Marc D. Stern
III. Political Dimensions
6 Jewish Activism in the Washington "Square": An Analysis and Prognosis - Marshall J. Breger
7 Uncertain Steps: American Jews in the New Public Square - Harvey Sicherman
8 The Jewish Debate oer State Aid to Religious Schools - Jack Wertheimer
IV. Sociological Dimensions
9 Jewish Involvement in the American Public Square: The Organizational Disconnect - Sherry Israel
10 Public Jews and Private Acts: Family and Personal Choices in the Public Square and in the Private Realm - Sylvia Barack Fishman
V. Philosophical Dimensions
11 Jewish Critics of Strict Separationism - David G. Dalin
12 Under His Own Vine and Fig Tree: The Contemporary Jewish Approach to Religion in American Public Life and its Problems - Hillel Fradkin
13 Toward a Jewish Public Philosophy in America - David Novak

Religion as a Public Good: Jews and Other Americans on Religion and the Public Square
Introduction - Alan Mittleman
1 The Liberal Social Contract and the Privatization of Religion - Jean Bethke Elshtain
2 "A Proper Blessing?": The Jew and the American Public Square - Marc Dollinger
3 The Theological-Political Predicament of American Jewry - Alan Mittleman
4 The Probable Persistence of American Jewish Liberalism - Kenneth D. Wald
5 The Need for a Wall Separating Church and State: Why the Establishment Clause Is So Important for Jews and Why Jews Are So Important for the Establishment Clause - Erwin Chemerinsky
6 American Jewry, Pre- and Post-9/11 - Gertrude Himmelfarb
7 Traditional Judaism and American Citizenship - William A. Galston
8 A Jewish Policy on Church-State Relations - David Novak
9 Jewish Law and American Public Policy: A Principled Jewish Law View and Some Practical Jewish Observations - Michael J. Broyde
10 Religious Diversity and the Common Good - Alan Wolfe
11 Religion and the Public Good - Michael Gottsegen
12 Judaism Influencing American Public Philosophy - Elliot N. Dorff
13 9/11 and the Aftershocks: Rethinking American Secularism and Religious Pluralism - Carl A. Raschke
14 The Jew in the American Public Square - Mickey Edwards
15 From China to Jersey City: Religious Pluralism, Religious Liberty, and Human Rights - Kevin J. Hasson
Afterword: Looking Forward: From Jewish Interest to Judaic Principle - Jonathan Sacks
About the Contributors

Europe's Crumbling Myths: The Post-Holocaust Origins of Today's Anti-Semitism

  • Introduction and Acknowledgments
  • Foreword - Emil L. Fackenheim
  • From the Aftermath of the Holocaust to Today's Anti-Semitism - Manfred Gerstenfeld
  • Wartime Views on Jews in Post-War Europe: A Cool Reception at Best - David Bankier
  • Filling in for Governments: Chasing War Criminals - Ephraim Zuroff
  • From Propagating Myths to Holocaust Research: Preparing for an Education - Yehuda Bauer
  • Denial of the Holocaust and Immoral Equivalence - Deborah Lipstadt
  • Europe: From Guilt Feelings to Repackaging anti-Semitism - Nathan Durst
  • Jewish-Vatican Relations: The Possible Beatification of Pius XII and other Unresolved Issues - Aharon Lopez
  • The Israeli Government, Holocaust Issues and anti-Semitism - Michael Melchior
  • Israeli Media Attitudes toward the Shoah - Yair Sheleg
  • Restitution Issues Destroy National Myths - Avi Beker
  • Restitution: Why did it Take 50 years, or did it? - Ronald Zweig
  • The Dutch Government: Discriminating against the Survivors through a so-called Egalitarian Approach - Isaac Lipschits
  • Fighting for Crumbs: Financial Restitution in Eastern Europe - Naphtali Lavie
  • Poland: Changing Holocaust Perceptions - Laurence Weinbaum
  • France: Memory Versus Truth - Shmuel Trigano
  • Discrimination Against Israel in the International Arena: Undermining the Cause of Human Rights at the United Nations - Irwin Cotler

    Illegal Construction in Jerusalem

    Executive Summary
    I. Relevant Jerusalem History
    A.The Israeli Vision: A Reunited City as Israel's Eternal Capital
    B.The Arab Vision: A Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its Capital
    II. Impediments to Providing Quality Public Services in the Arab Neighborhoods of Jerusalem
    A.The Palestinian Boycott of the Municipal Political Process
    B.A Comparison with the Ultra-Orthdoox Impact on the Municipality
    C.The Impact of the Development Environment
    D.Differential Funding Patterns
    III. Israel Planning Law and Illegal Building
    A.Israeli Planning Law
    B.The Character of Illegal Building in Jerusalem's Jewish Neighborhoods
    C.Identified Causes of Illegal Building in Jerusalem's Arab Neighborhoods
     1. Poverty
     2. Cultural Factors
    D.Discrimination in Enforcement
    E.Arab Complaints to City Regarding Illegal Arab Building
    IV. Claims that Jerusalem is Being 'Judaized'
    A.Demographic History and Projections
    B.The 'Judaizing' Canard
    C.The Implausibility of the 'Judaization' Claim
    V. Planning and its Discontents
    A.Justification for Non-compliance with Urban Planning Law
    B.The City has Authorized Plans to Meet the Housing Needs of the Arab Population Until the Year 2020 that Excede the Demands of Faisal Husseini and Sari Nusseibeh
    C.Extensive Palestinian Authority Subsidies for Widespread Illegal Building
    D.Illicit Profit: The Role of Criminal Elements in Illegal Building
    VI. The Controversy over Building Permits
    A.Allegations that the Municipality does not Issue Building Permits to Arabs
    B.The Process of Obtaining a Building Permit
    C.Administrative Demolitions by the Jerusalem Municipality
     1. Media Coverage of the Demolitions
     2. Palestinian Objections to Demolishing Illegal Structures
     3. Analysis of the Criticism of Demolitions by NGOs
     4. Additional Objections to Demolitions by Amnesty international
     5. The Demolition Process
     6. The Role of the Courts
    D.Palestinian Attitudes Regarding 'Treaties' and the East Ring Road
    E.The 'Tipping Point' Theory as Applied to the Epidemic of Illegal Building
    VII. The Long Term Consequences of Illegal Building
    A.The Effects of Illegal Building Upon Brown, Red, and Green Areas
    B.The Hindrance to Capital development
    C.Retarded Regional Development
    VII. The Global Epidemic of Illegal Building and Demolitions
    A.The Global Threat Posed by Illegal Building
    B.Examples of Demolitions World-wide
     1. Examples from Western and Developing Countries
     2. U.S. Laws on Demolitions
     3. Demolitions by the Palestinian Authority
    Appendix 1 - Potential for Construction (Inside Front Cover)
    Appendix 2 - List of Approved Plans in the Arab Sector
    Appendix 3 - Examples in East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem
    Appendix 4 - Aerial Photographs of Arab Neighborhoods
    Appendix 5 - Aerial Photograph of Planned Jewish Neighborhoods
    Appendix 6 - Graphs
    Appendix 7 - Tables
    Appendix 8 - Documents

    The Application of Environmental Finance in the Israeli Setting: The Yarqon River as a Case Study

    In Hebrew:

    • Opening Remarks:
      • Chairman: Professor Ze'ev Levine, Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University
      • Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv
      • Ohad Marani, Director General, Finance Ministry
      • Prof. Niv Ahituv, Director General, Tel Aviv University
    • First Session: Israeli Experts
      • Chairman: Dr. Dorit Salinger, General Manager of Maalot, the Israeli Securities Rating Company Ltd.
      • The Plan to Restore the Yarqon and Financing Requirements, David Pargament, Director General, Yarqon River Authority
      • Economic development of the Yarqon River, Gadi Rosenthal, Director General, "Kivun" Consulting and Economic Consultant for the Yarqon River Authority
      • Authority of Local Government in Matters of Environment Quality, Obstacles and Attempts to Find Solutions, Shai Viner, Head of Local Authorities and Environment Quality Section, Budget Branch, Finance Ministry
      • Environment Minister Tzahi Hanegbi
    • Second Session: international Experts
      • Chairman: Prof. Glenn Yago, Director of Capital Studies, Milken Institute, California
      • Financing Techniques from the U.S. Experience, Robert P. Feyer, Partner, Public Finance, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP, San Francisco
      • Water and River Basin Resource Management: The Urgency of Innovation in Israel, Judge Abraham D. Sofer, George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
      • Challenges Facing the Yarqon River Authority, Daniel Benel, Lehman Brothers Investment Banking, Tel Aviv
    • Discussion:
      • Chairman: Prof. Reuven Laster, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Laster and Goldman, Attorneys: Legal Advisor to the Yarqon River Authority
      • Dr. Aryeh Nesher, Professional Director, Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University
    • Participants:
      • Shaul Arlozorov, Eng., Chairman, Water Engineers Association and Board Member of Mekorot Water Company
      • Yitzhak Goren, Director General, Ministry of the Environment
      • Dr. Yossi Inbar, Senior Deputy Director General for Infrastructure, Ministry of the Environment
      • David Yeruslavitch, Deputy Water Commissioner
      • Gadi Rosenthal, Director General, "Kivun" Consulting, and Economic Consultant for the Yarqon River Authority

    Methods and Models of Privatization

    In Hebrew:

  • Styles of Privatization of government companies in Israel: Past and Future - Yaron Yakovs, Esq.
  • Possible Ways to Privatize El Al Israel Airlines - David Hermesh
  • Privatization of Banks: How? - Yitzhak Klein
  • Methods of Privatization in Israel: A Critical Review - Prof. Ben Zion Zilberfarb

    Privatization and Workers' Rights

    In Hebrew:

    Opening Remarks - Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzippi Livni
    Workers Rights - The National Perspective
       Chairman's Remarks - Prof. Efraim Torgovnik
       The Government Perspective - Yuval Rachlevski
       The workers' Perspective - Efraim Ziloni
       Legal Aspects - Hadara Bar Mor
    Workers' Rights in Companies to be Privatized
       Chairman's Remarks - Prof. Yakir Plessner
       The Workers' Position (1) - MK Haim Katz
       The Workers' Position (2) - Zion Shema
       The Government Sector's Position - Nir Gilad

    Privatization in Local Government: Models and Lessons

    In Hebrew:

    • Overview of Privatization in Local Authorities - Arye Hecht
    • Processes in Privatization - Amihai Ben Dror
    • Advantages of Privatization - Yaakov Efrati
    • Models of Municipal Privatization: Opening Remarks - Benny Vaknin
    • Outsourcing: The Experience of the Katzrin Local Council - Shmuel Bar Lev
    • Privatization: Joint Projects - Avraham Ben David
    • Waste Treatment in Ashkelon: A Joint Project of the City of Ashkelon and Mekorot Water Company - Tzion Cohen
    • Joint initiatives with Other Companies - Yehoshua Hazenpertz
    • Models of Financing for Urban Development Projects: The American experience - Glenn Yago
    • Urban Corporations and Joint initiatives with Business Enterprises - Haim Turgeman
    • Panel Discussion on Privatization in Local Government:
      • Privatization in Local Government from the Perspective of an Urban economic Corporation - Hillel Granot
      • Privatization in Local Government from the Perspective of a Mayor - Ron Nachman
      • Privatization in Local Government from the Perspective of the Ministry of Interior - Anna Hazan
      • The Relationship between the Business Sector and the Municipal Authority - Hagai Shefer
      • Privatization in Local Government: Legal Aspects - Noa Ben Arye
      • Appendix: Business Improvement Districts (BID): A Public/Private Tool for Urban Development

    American Jewry's Challenge: Conversations Confronting The Twenty-first Century

    • Manfred Gerstenfeld: Acknowledgements
    • Jonathan Sarna: Foreword
    • Manfred Gerstenfeld: American Jewry after Recent Mega-Events
    • Interviews:
      • Norman Podhoretz: Countervailing Trends in American Jewry
      • Alan Dershowitz: Unprepared Jewish Leadership and Radical Change
      • Gary Rosenblatt: Change and Perplexity
      • David Harris: Confronting Existential Questions
      • Malcolm Hoenlein: A Community Seeking Unity through Consensus
      • Stuart Eizenstat: The Activism of American Jews and Restitution
      • Abraham Foxman: The Resuscitation of Anti-Semitism
      • Marvin Hier: Building a Major Organization from Scratch
      • Daniel Pipes: The End of American Jewry's Golden Era
      • Shoshana Cardin: Community versus Individualism
      • Rela Mintz Geffen: Sociological Changes in the Community
      • David Ellenson: New Concepts for Teaching Reform Rabbis
      • Ismar Schorsch: Indicators of Spiritual Renaissance
      • Norman Lamm: Changes in Modern Orthodoxy
      • Richard Joel: Revitalizing Hillel
      • Carole Solomon: National and International Responsibilities
      • Mark Charendoff: At the Core of the Funding Revolution
    • Alan Mittleman: Afterword
    • Index
    • About the Contributors and Interviewees
    • About the Author