The Burden of Israeli Strength

Where the Jackals Howl, Amos Oz’s newly reissued 1965 story collection, questions the virtues of toughness

Shamir’s Greatest Legacy?

On the late prime minister’s watch, over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in a day and a half

Israel’s Grittiest Founder

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

Yitzhak Shamir’s Do-Nothing Legacy

The late prime minister’s fatal flaw was reluctance to act

Is The New Unity Government Bold or Craven?

It could be 1967; more ominously, it could be 1984

Dreams of Zion

A new book examines black, Jewish, and Irish quests for national redemption, identifying their century-old similarities but ignoring their more recent differences

King Without a Crown

Malcolm Hoenlein has served as the unofficial king of the Jews for the past three decades, but a combination of forces threatens his rule

Bibi Opposed Prisoner Swap

In 1985 letter to Shamir

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