Important from Mosaic Magazine: Gaza, Hasbara, Hungary

Lessons of Gaza
David Horovitz, Times of Israel. Britain and the world media performed shamefully. The U.S. government, and Finnish and Indian journalists, did the right thing (mostly).

Around the world, notably in Europe, the conflict was seized upon by anti-Semites.

It was exploited by haters in a wave of hostility without recent parallel — at demonstrations, through vandalism and physical attack, via economic pressure, and by an outpouring of bile on social media
Read more: When the history of this war is written | The Times of Israel
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Hearts and Minds
Avi Woolf, Mida. Israel’s public diplomacy (hasbara) will not win over its enemies. But it still serves an essential purpose.

The Failure of Muslim “Integration”
Douglas Murray, Gatestone Institute. An evil supposedly disgraced for all time is back on European streets—in a new guise. The problem goes beyond a radical Islamist fringe, and is worse than anyone thought. 

The Little Putin
Charles Gati, American Interest. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has repudiated democracy, cracked down on dissidents, and cozied up to anti-Semites. What next?

Whether the Hungarian Initiatives Foundation will be able to continue its activities after Orbán’s July speech is uncertain. Some of its trustees—among them George Pataki, the former Governor of New York and Kurt Volker, the Hungarian-speaking head of the McCain Institute—ought to have a difficult time reconciling their support for Orbán’s Hungary with the prime minister’s anti-American harangue. So should Katrina Lantos—another trustee, head of the Lantos Foundation and daughter of the late Congressman Tom Lantos—who has so far shied away from speaking out in support of her father’s deeply-held democratic values.

City of David
Daniel Pioske, ASOR. Much about life in 10th-century BCE Jerusalem remains unclear; but it had long been an important and flourishing settlement, and was well suited to serve as a royal center.