In light of the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7, we are publishing a list of ARI’s resources on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Islamic terrorism, and the Middle East. We will be updating this post with new material.
Podcasts, interviews and lectures:
Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo show how an Objectivist analysis explains the deeper root of antisemitism.
Onkar Ghate and Ziemowit Gowin discuss international laws of war.
Ben Bayer and Ziemowit Gowin discuss the right to self-defense, deaths of innocents in war, and just war theory in the context of Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza.
Onkar Ghate, Elan Journo and Nikos Sotirakopoulos analyze Iran’s ideological aims and militant ambitions, in another episode of our mini-series on shedding light to the Middle East.
Why are so many people, especially university students, chanting the Palestinian battlecry “From the river to the sea”? What’s the deeper philosophic significance of these anti-Israel protests? Listen to Elan Journo, Onkar Ghate and Nikos Sotirakopoulos as they discuss these issues.
In this video Elan Journo and Nikos Sotirakopoulos debunk one of the most widespread lies regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict, and add the necessary historical and philosophical context.
Listen to Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo discussing the issue of self-defense and the killing of innocents in war in a recent episode of New Ideal Live.
Listen to Rand responding to questions about the killing of innocents in war, evaluating international law pertaining to war, and a nation’s right to self-defense.
Elan Journo, Onkar Ghate, Nikos Sotirakopoulos, and Tal Tsfany discuss the recent developments in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Watch Nikos Sotirakopoulos’s OCON 2023 talk on the reasons behind the left’s opposition to Israel.
Listen to Elan Journo’s analysis of the Hamas attack on Israel in two recent interviews.
Hours after Hamas launched its war against Israel on October 7, 2023, Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo presented a hard-hitting, uniquely Objectivist analysis of the situation in a special episode of ARI’s podcast, New Ideal Live.
New Ideal Live episode with Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate about Biden’s policy toward Iran.
New Ideal Live episode with Elan Journo and Nikos Sotirakopoulos about the difficult history of Israel and its enemies.
Ben Bayer’s recent article on what the right to self-defense means and how it should be relevant to Israel.
Leonard Peikoff’s essay from 2001 on what it means to fight Islamic totalitarianism.
Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo’s recent op-ed in which they explain that the moral corruption of academia goes deeper than the Hamas war on Israel.
Yaron Brook and Alex Epstein’s article explaining why we should reject the “just” war theory and embrace the morality of victory.
Elan Journo’s recent op-ed published in Orange County Register.
Elan Journo’s recent article about the real nature of the Palestinian cause.
Elan Journo’s 2021 article on the justice in the war between Israel and Hamas.
Onkar Ghate’s article about the immorality of sacrificing for the sake of our enemies’ civilians.
Elan Journo’s 2014 article in which he argues that international law is rigged against free nations acting in self-defense.
Elan Journo’s 2006 article explaining how American appeasement encouraged Hamas and weakened Israel.
Elan Journo’s 2005 article on Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza.
Read Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism, in which authors Onkar Ghate and Elan Journo evaluate the nature of the militant Islamic threat, the role of a proper foreign policy in defending citizens’ freedom, and the morality of a just war, among other issues. The second, updated edition is available on Amazon. You can also download the book the book for free by subscribing to our email list.
Read a sample of Elan Journo’s book What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for free.
Read Peter Schwartz’s book about what it would mean to have a principled, rational foreign policy.