Matti Friedman is the author of Pumpkinflowers, a 2016 New York Times Notable Book and one of Amazon's 10 best books of the year.
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What the AP’s Collaboration With the Nazis Should Teach Us About Reporting the News

Is it better to cooperate with dictatorships and authoritarian regimes and tell half the story with hands tied—or not tell the story at all?

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The Age of the Terror Selfie

At a lonely army outpost in 1994, Israel was shown the difference between radicals and fanatics—and between soldiers and storytellers. But the West didn’t learn.

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Israel’s Happiness Revolution

What my preschooler’s taste in Mizrahi pop says about where the country is at

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Losing the Thread of Palmyra

A cloth-seller in Jerusalem feels the effects of Syria’s war

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Jerusalem, Spring 2015: What Is Normal Here?

A love letter to the mundane Holy City

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The Sistine Chapel of the Jews Is Restored to Life in Jerusalem

Yaakov Stark died penniless and unknown. His murals at the Ades Synagogue are a masterpiece of early Zionist art.

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Power to the Workers!

On the streets with the guerrilla organizers who may breathe life into Israel’s moribund left

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Ongoing Controversy Around ‘The Most Important Story on Earth’

Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage

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An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth

A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters

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The Continuing Mysteries of the Aleppo Codex

Developments in the saga of the missing perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible, whose future is still unknown

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Jerusalem Is Among the World’s Most Divided Cities, But One Thing Unites It: Trash

Touring the Holy City with the garbage collectors is a reminder that it’s also a place where people go about their day-to-day lives

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More Praise of “Censorship” at Hillel

Let’s be honest about what anti-Zionism entails

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In Praise of ‘Censorship’ at Hillel

Why we shouldn’t invite anti-Zionists to dinner

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