Articles to Read
Take a look at Walter Russel Mead’s article in Foreign Affairs about why Americans support Israel. For example:
Since the end of the Cold War, an additional force has further strengthened the links between the state of Israel and many conservative American Christians. As the religious revival gave new power and energy to evangelical and fundamentalist churches, their attention turned increasingly outward. Past such revivals led to waves of intense missionary interest and activity; the current revival is no different. And as American Christians have taken a greater interest in the well-being of Christians around the world, they have encountered Christianity’s most important rival worldwide, Islam, and have begun to learn that the conditions facing Christians in a number of Muslim-majority countries are not good.
The Z-Word blog has posted a debate between Ben Cohen and Antony Lerman on the age-old controversial question of whether anti-Zionism is equal to anti-Semitism.