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The Burden of Israeli Strength

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

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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

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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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Yitzhak Shamir’s Do-Nothing Legacy

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

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Is The New Unity Government Bold or Craven?

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

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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

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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

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Bibi Opposed Prisoner Swap

In 1985 letter to Shamir