John Kerry Roasts Turkey

On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.

Do We Need a Pro-Israel Lobby?

Six prominent thinkers and activists make their case—and their answers may surprise you

Secrets From Israel’s Archives

How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.

Prisoner X Was From My Shtetl

Melbourne’s Jews confront the mysterious death of one of their own, Ben Zygier, in an Israeli prison

The Rabbi Who Hated Lies

David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.

Do the World’s Double Standards Absolve Israel?

Zionism and the coming age of isolation

A Far-Right Israeli Electorate?

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.

Zionism’s New Boss

Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream

The Search for a Black Zion

Adrift at home, a woman sets out to find the Promised Land—in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Israel

Nabokov’s Jewish Family

A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel

Ehud Olmert, Philip Roth, and The Counterlife

A startling example of life imitating art

The ‘Kids’ Behind IDF’s Media

Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy

Organizing Life Around Hamas

In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.

U.S. Jews Fighting Wrong Battle

As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?

State of Israeli Fashion

Tel Aviv’s fashion week is torn in two, but politicization has been stitched into the country’s fabric since 1949

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