Israeli Musician Ariel Zilber Denied Lifetime Achievement Award

Right-wing artist’s snub sets off a firestorm about free speech and art

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

Rabin Assassin Endorses Naftali Bennett

Yigal Amir will reportedly be voting for The Jewish Home leader

The Brother of Rabin’s Assassin Speaks

+972 Magazine strikes up an unlikely conversation

Rabin’s Assassin Departs Solitary

Gets a taste for the rule of law he so despised

Daybreak: U.S. Realizes Syria Plan Failing

Plus yet another new government in Jordan, and more in the news

Jewish Violence Leads to Legal Equality

Settlers attacking soldiers treated same as Palestinians attacking soldiers

Birth Right

A Jewish democratic state by definition must have a Jewish majority. Political scientist Rebecca Steinfeld studies how Israel has from its earliest days sought to establish and maintain that majority.

Fruitful

Israel has kept Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir in solitary confinement for more than 15 years while allowing him to father a child. In the context of exceptionally pro-natalist fertility policies, this seeming paradox makes sense.

Solitary Refusenik

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Dissonance

Yigal Amir assassinated Yitzhak Rabin 15 years ago in an effort to derail the Oslo peace accords. Now his wife, a Russian émigré, is trying to turn him into a heroic Soviet-style political prisoner.

Unsettling

The Settlers offers a gloomy view of how continued occupation of the West Bank will affect Israel and Zionism

Daybreak: Clinton Reveals Peace Plan

Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more

Israel to Mark 14th Anniversary of Rabin Assassination

But at both far ends of political spectrum, memories aren’t so fond

Ties That Bind

A scholar and priest traces the roots of religious violence to Abraham

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