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What Is It About the State of Israel?

“The greatest mistake that Israel could make,” Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote not long ago, “is to forget that Israel itself is a mistake.”

What does Daniel Pipes think of that?

On the contrary, Israel is a tremendous success.  If you look at Israel—whether from the point of view of per capita income, scientific achievement, cultural attainments, or liberal political culture—you see a successful modern state.  The trouble with Israel is that its neighbors don’t accept it.

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, the sixtieth anniversary of the state of Israel–and one of the most penetrating observers of the Israeli dilemma.

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