Reassessing Menachem Begin: Terrorist? Humanist? Man of the People?

Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt

According to Jewish Law and Custom, Must a Captain Go Down With His Ship?

The Costa Concordia captain wasn’t obligated to sacrifice his life. But he shouldn’t have abandoned his passengers.

The Lifting of the Altalena

An effort to revive the symbolic Israeli ship

Menachem Begin’s 99th Birthday

Among his legacies that resonate: the Osirak attack

The Narrows

Ben-Gurion repeatedly faced down crises by fearlessly rejecting retreat and useless compromise. Obama would do well to follow his model.

Uncivil

As Israel fought for independence, David Ben-Gurion turned the military’s guns on Jews. In his new biography, Shimon Peres recalls his mentor’s greatest test.

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