Vote for the biggest Jewish World news event of 2010

A year in review: Hecklers disrupt PM, de-legitimization of Israel, conversion bill controversy, slurs against Jews, Clinton marries a Jew.

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
December 22, 2010 13:44
4 minute read.
Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton 311. (photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The year 2010 brought many major news events in Israel and the Middle East, and across the globe. This year, we're asking Jpost readers to vote for the biggest news events of 2010, for our special end-of-year summary.

Last year Peter Beinart wrote a controversial article which appeared in the New York Review of Books that Liberalism and Zionism were drifting apart. Whether the thesis is true or not is up for debate. His argument would seem to be supported by the scene at the recent General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, where a group of Jewish protesters

The question of who is a Jew, a question almost as old as the religion itself, was raised anew this year. This time the controversy was who should

There was a time when arguing Israel has no right to exist was considered an extremist opinion. But, increasingly, the position is being adopted around the world, not only by Arabs and Muslims but also by Western intellectuals and activists. Even in the US, once a solid bastion of Israeli support, there are signs it is being increasingly accepted. Divestment and cultural boycotts are being pushed heavily on college campuses around the nation. Singers Elvis Costello and Devendra Banhardt were


One of the fastest ways of losing your job nowadays seems to be making a


Jews’ gain is Judaism’s loss? In 2010 Chelsea Clinton, the scion of a US president and secretary of state mother,
married a Jew. Some took this as an encouraging sign that Jews had officially joined the elite, others as disconcerting sign of assimilation.



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