What the pro-Palestinian activist—whose death was just ruled an accident—shared with Lawrence of Arabia
Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?
The GOP candidate was deemed ‘racist’ for calling Israeli culture superior. Albert Einstein said it too.
Sunday marks the anniversary of the 1946 attack on the British. My 91-year-old grandfather helped carry it out.
New graphic novels by Harvey Pekar and Guy Delisle illustrate different takes on the Israeli-Palestinian mess
A new school in Ariel is funded by the state, even though it doesn’t fall under Israeli jurisdiction
Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday, was maligned for his politics. But his bitter realism was prescient.
A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.
A vocal majority of evangelical Christians are zealous supporters of Israel. But a growing movement seeks to align them with the Palestinian cause.
The leftist Israeli magazine +972 wants to sound the alarm on a Jewish state it believes is destroying itself
Oxford-style debate raged over U.N. membership
Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.
Two Palestinian prisoners released in the Shalit deal, now home in the West Bank, express no regrets and view prison time as service to their cause
Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish created a poetry of martyrdom for his people—and a political coup for the idea of the nakba
The left sees Occupy Wall Street and the Palestinian cause as common
Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor
How the past several days of nutsiness may help Israel at the U.N.
Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?
Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle
A new book argues for the enduring significance of the 1917 Balfour Declaration
There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square
The Quranic argument for Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel
Plus Palestinian statehood en español et français, and more in the news
Defense minister utters a very big word
Plus Brooklyn and Justice Department menorahs, and more
But on Google Maps, it’s all Israel
Plus Iran’s unpopular proposal, Lieberman nixes health care, and more in the news
Contra conventional wisdom, they don’t all dislike him
Fayyad assures American Jewish delegation
Dept. of ‘Oh, snap!’