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In 2000, a Newspaper Headline Opened a Wound in Israeli Society. It Still Hasn’t Healed.

The fight over alleged war crimes from 1948 is a window into the kaleidoscopic nature of history and memory in Israeli culture

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Ariel Sharon: 1928-2014

One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great

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Is The New Unity Government Bold or Craven?

It could be 1967; more ominously, it could be 1984

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1967 All Over Again?

Israel’s new coalition echoes the unity government that came together on the eve of the Six Day War

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Bibi’s Political Forefather?

When Andrew Sullivan and Roger Cohen link the prime minister’s policies to Ze’ev Jabotinsky, they’re getting the early Zionist leader all wrong

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Beinart’s Blog Perches On the Left

Zion Square will prominently include a one-state voice

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Beinart Launches Daily Beast Blog

‘Zion Square’ touts Israeli, Palestinian, U.S. perspectives on the Mideast

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Benny Morris on Palestinian Peoplehood

Israeli historian weighs in on Newt Gingrich’s ‘invented’ remark

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Sundown: Today I Am a Punching Bag

Plus, the ‘Jewish Indiana Jones,’ Benny Morris on Egypt, and more

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No Haven

When Yale shuttered its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism last month, critics saw anti-Israel political correctness. But the project may simply have been a casualty of the university’s global ambitions.

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Foundation Myths

Stifling debate on the Nakba—the Arabic word for catastrophe and how Palestinians refer to Israel’s founding—prevents a free and open discussion of the historical record

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Bleak House

The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim

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The Other Israel, in Film

Movies explore the problems of peace

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Founding Document

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

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Peres Sparks Diplomatic Incident

Charged English anti-Semitism in Tablet Magazine; now denies it

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Sundown: Rocket Hits Ashkelon

Plus Staten Island Jew-listing, and more

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Today on Tablet

Benny Morris and Shimon Peres get together, and more

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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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Religion of Yes

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has always been divisive; now it’s being used as a wedge

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Today on Tablet

A visit with the Antiguan prime minister, and more

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Today on Tablet

Benny Morris, Alan Dershowitz, and more

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Peace, Processed

The power of the Israeli left has waned, but belief in the need for what it long championed—territorial compromise—has become a majority position

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Israeli Minister, Historian Welcomed in Britain

With a disinvitation and ‘slaughter the Jews’