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Dear Lord Rothschild

One hundred years after a single-page letter boosted the Zionist cause and changed the course of Jewish history, Israel Story goes in search of Balfour, and his declaration, in modern-day Israel

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India’s New Crush on Israel

How did Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s July visit with Benjamin Netanyahu fit into the last quarter-century of Indo-Israeli relations?

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It’s Time for Zionists to Stop Celebrating the Balfour Declaration

The century-old document is a testament to colonialist double-dealing that left many Jews dead. Israel was reclaimed as the Jewish homeland in spite of it, not because of it.

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Obama’s Ghosts

An accounting of the Democrats’ legacy in the Middle East, and where they can go from here

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Britain’s Parliament Debates the Balfour Declaration, Revealing Divides Over Israel in Contemporary Politics

A discussion of the past serves as a proxy for political differences in the present

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Celebrating Louis Brandeis

The great progressive fighter became the first Jewish Supreme Court justice 100 years ago this month

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Sundown: Expanded Fasting Edition

Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more

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Today on Tablet

Kol Nidres, and more

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Promises to Keep

Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle

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Today on Tablet

He declared, a summery new year, and more

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Founding Document

A new book argues for the enduring significance of the 1917 Balfour Declaration

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Making History

Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive

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