The enlightened-benighted paradoxes of the Shia state have deep roots, and relations with Jews are at a historical nadir
George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset
Pushing the Hippocratic Oath in service of foreign policy puts doctors on the frontlines
The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999
Ex-Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warns that Israel’s leaders appear to be dangerously detached from reality
For the past three months, the country’s foreign ministry, gutted of its powers by political agreements, has been in disarray
Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?
Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
As Qatar’s star rises in the Middle East, Israel looks to temper the emirate’s influence—and that of its television network, Al Jazeera
With the Arab Spring shaking the Middle East’s status quo, a new regional order is being born. As the recent attacks in Eilat and Be’er Sheva show, Israel is likely to pay a price.
As Israel’s premier national-security conference concludes, events in Egypt grow still more chaotic, and attendees depart mulling scenarios for the post-Mubarak era
While Israeli officials stay silent on Egypt, a former ambassador to Cairo tells Tablet Magazine about the embattled president he once knew and respected