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Historic Letter Details Perils of Life in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter in 1948

In 1948, Yitzchak Avigdor Orenstein, the Western Wall’s first rabbi, wrote a cry for help to then Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Herzog

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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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Father Figure

Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor

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In Op-Ed, Abbas Distorts History

False account of Israel’s founding ill-serves two-state track

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Israeli History Textbook Pulled

Previously approved text said Palestinians see expulsion as ‘ethnic cleansing’

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Wise We Were Not

I fought passionately for independence—without really knowing what it meant

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Lullaby of Birdland

An Israeli expat tells Charlie Parker about the shofar

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