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Brothers-and Sisters-in Arms

The 75th Anniversary of the Palmach, the elite forces of the Haganah

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West Bank Rabbi Menachem Froman’s Zionist Post-Zionism, and What It Can Teach American Jews

The late Kookist leader’s belief in spirituality over politics also has a message for Israel’s religious right

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Portman’s Commencement Speech Is Very Real, Very Harvard

‘Jewish mother that I am’ cites A.B. Yehoshua and Menachem Begin

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Remembering Yehuda Avner’s Worst Speech

One of Israel’s singular storytellers dies at 86

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Listen to a Newly Discovered Recording of Reagan and Begin

Secret tape captures U.S.-Israel tensions surrounding first Lebanon war

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The Jew Who Turned the Left Against Israel

A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement

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Ehud Olmert, Anti-Corruption Crusader

Before he was convicted of massive wrongdoing, the former prime minister was a fierce moralizer. What happened?

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Confessions of a Bible Contest Alum

How my family turned Torah study into a competitive sport

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‘Jeopardy’ for Jews: Who Wants To Be the World’s Next Top Torah Scholar?

Israelis usually win the International Bible Contest. But one year, two young Americans defied the odds in a televised showdown.

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Israeli Poet Chronicles Vietnamese Exodus

Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars

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Today’s Israeli Leaders Lack the Very Qualities That Made Its Founders Great

And none embodied the biblical worldview more, or had more political agility, than Menachem Begin, who has no real heirs

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Longtime U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dies at 83

Samuel M. Lewis helped broker the 1978 Camp David Accords

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Reassessing Menachem Begin: Terrorist? Humanist? Man of the People?

Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt

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Watch Daniel Gordis Discuss Menachem Begin

The author chats about his new book on the polarizing prime minister tonight

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How Menachem Begin Made Peace With Israel’s Greatest Enemy: Egypt

Carter thought he was a psycho, but the man the British called ‘Terrorist No. 1’ proved himself to be a canny negotiator

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Zionist Leader Haim Arlosoroff Was Murdered So That Israel Could Live

The notorious political assassination, still unsolved 80 years later, is instrumental in in keeping Israeli politics sane

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Menachem Begin Lives

Avi Shilon pens a masterful biography of the man who irrevocably bound Israel to the Diaspora and the Holocaust

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Secrets From Israel’s Archives

How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.

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The Lifting of the Altalena

An effort to revive the symbolic Israeli ship

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Menachem Begin’s 99th Birthday

Among his legacies that resonate: the Osirak attack

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Blowing Up the King David Hotel

Sunday marks the anniversary of the 1946 attack on the British. My 91-year-old grandfather helped carry it out.

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Israel’s Grittiest Founder

Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday, was maligned for his politics. But his bitter realism was prescient.

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Bibi’s Political Inheritance

What remains of Revisionist Zionism, the ideology of the late Benzion Netanyahu, is its 11th commandment: Don’t be a fool.

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Likud’s Late Grandfather

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.

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The Most Anti-Israel President

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.

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Thatcher and the Jews

Margaret Thatcher was a staunch defender of Jewish causes and a supporter of Israel in her political career, unlike most Tory politicians before her

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Settled

Ariel Sharon planned Israel’s settlements as bulwarks for defending the state and preserving Jerusalem, as his youngest son recalls in a new biography

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The Narrows

Ben-Gurion repeatedly faced down crises by fearlessly rejecting retreat and useless compromise. Obama would do well to follow his model.

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Uncivil

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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But How’d They Get Wolf Blitzer?

Press release of the day

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