Folks, the Shalem Center promotes the research and writing of original books capable of reshaping the public agenda in a significant field of inquiry. Possible topics of research include: Zionist theory and history, Jewish social thought and religion, Jewish and Israeli literature and culture, legal and constitutional issues, political philosophy, educational policy, economics, foreign policy, and other issues relevant to the public life of the Jewish nation.
The Shalem Center thought Smooth Stone’s readers might be interested in the linked op-ed by journalist Arlene Kushner from today’s Jerusalem Post which looks at the UN’s failure to solve the Palestinian refugee crisis and shows how, thanks to putting politics above humanitarian concers, its efforts have prolonged and worsened the problem—and even abetted terrorism. The piece is an adapted version of Kushner’s essay from the current issue of Azure, the journal of the Shalem Center, which can be found here (free registration required).
The article can be found online at Azure/Kushner in Jerusalem Post.