The Occupation’s New Witnesses

A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers

Waiting for My Reservist to Come Home

Desperate for news of a ceasefire, but true resolution seems nowhere in sight

The ‘Kids’ Behind IDF’s Media

Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy

U.S. Jews Fighting Wrong Battle

As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?

IDF To Call Up 30,000 Reservists

Bloomberg issues statement on Operation Pillar of Defense

Michael Oren: It’s May 1967—or May 1948

The ambassador talks Operation Pillar of Defense, ‘monumental threats’

Here’s What ‘Pillar of Defense’ Actually Means

The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash

Mori Rothman’s Brother Responds to Tablet

Mori Rothman is in jail for publicly refusing to serve in the IDF

An Open Letter to Mori Rothman

I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?

An Arab Maverick in Israel

Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price

Is Israel a Modern Sparta?

In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace

Sundown: Women and Custom Collide in the IDF

Plus Canadian severs ties with Iran, kicks out diplomats

The Burden of Israeli Strength

Where the Jackals Howl, Amos Oz’s newly reissued 1965 story collection, questions the virtues of toughness

Israel’s Blind Golf Star

After losing his eyesight serving in the Israeli Army, Zohar Sharon won the world championship for blind golf

Daybreak: IDF Thwarts Brazen Attack from Sinai

Plus, Syria’s prime minister defects to Jordan

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