The 75th Anniversary of the Palmach, the elite forces of the Haganah
The late Kookist leader’s belief in spirituality over politics also has a message for Israel’s religious right
‘Jewish mother that I am’ cites A.B. Yehoshua and Menachem Begin
One of Israel’s singular storytellers dies at 86
Secret tape captures U.S.-Israel tensions surrounding first Lebanon war
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
Before he was convicted of massive wrongdoing, the former prime minister was a fierce moralizer. What happened?
How my family turned Torah study into a competitive sport
Israelis usually win the International Bible Contest. But one year, two young Americans defied the odds in a televised showdown.
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
And none embodied the biblical worldview more, or had more political agility, than Menachem Begin, who has no real heirs
Samuel M. Lewis helped broker the 1978 Camp David Accords
Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
The author chats about his new book on the polarizing prime minister tonight
Carter thought he was a psycho, but the man the British called ‘Terrorist No. 1’ proved himself to be a canny negotiator
The notorious political assassination, still unsolved 80 years later, is instrumental in in keeping Israeli politics sane
Avi Shilon pens a masterful biography of the man who irrevocably bound Israel to the Diaspora and the Holocaust
How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.
An effort to revive the symbolic Israeli ship
Among his legacies that resonate: the Osirak attack
Sunday marks the anniversary of the 1946 attack on the British. My 91-year-old grandfather helped carry it out.
Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday, was maligned for his politics. But his bitter realism was prescient.
What remains of Revisionist Zionism, the ideology of the late Benzion Netanyahu, is its 11th commandment: Don’t be a fool.
It’s the children of Irgun fighters who are known as princes of the Israeli right. But Benzion Netanyahu was a scholar, not an underground militant.
Obama has bullied the Jewish state more than any president in history, according to op-ed pages and partisans. They said the same about Reagan.
Margaret Thatcher was a staunch defender of Jewish causes and a supporter of Israel in her political career, unlike most Tory politicians before her
Ariel Sharon planned Israel’s settlements as bulwarks for defending the state and preserving Jerusalem, as his youngest son recalls in a new biography
Ben-Gurion repeatedly faced down crises by fearlessly rejecting retreat and useless compromise. Obama would do well to follow his model.
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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