Thursday, January 06, 2011

Hornik on Spyer

A review of what sounds like a very interesting book:
The “new Israeliness,” Spyer suggests, “is steeped in a comfortable [though] not particularly rigorous attachment to the symbols of Jewish tradition,” including “the Temple Mount, the Hebrew language,” and “the Jewish festivals[.]” This “immensely powerful complex of images and ideas” forms a “bedrock” of strength, ultimately more solid than the latest wave of humiliated rage, known as Islamism, coming from the other side.

from David Hornik: Israel’s Stand Against Islamism Holds, a review of Jonathan Spyer: Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict



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