I have conflicted feelings toward Israel, but I love my daughter’s progressive, tolerant, anti-bullying, anti-materialist—and, yes, Zionist—summer camp
Stifling debate on the Nakba—the Arabic word for catastrophe and how Palestinians refer to Israel’s founding—prevents a free and open discussion of the historical record
Israel provides Americans making aliyah with financial incentives and logistical support in a bid to make immigration not just an ideological choice but a material one as well
The Promise, a British miniseries about Israel at its founding and today, has been criticized by some Jewish groups as biased propaganda. But it’s a fair and compelling dramatization that deserves to be widely seen, not demonized.
Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.
A new book examines black, Jewish, and Irish quests for national redemption, identifying their century-old similarities but ignoring their more recent differences
The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment
American Jews haven’t stood up for Jonathan Pollard. That might finally be changing.
The world’s most important leftist intellectual talks about his Zionist childhood and his time with Hezbollah
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
On Israel’s left and right, calls for binationalism are gaining ground. But the idea is a betrayal of Zionism, and of Judaism.
The Settlers offers a gloomy view of how continued occupation of the West Bank will affect Israel and Zionism
The Ground Zero Islamic center was named for a period in Spanish-Muslim history that some call a golden age of tolerance
Talks to Tablet Magazine about his new project
Young Jewish anti-Zionists struggle to find community
A haftorah of dire straits and new directions
On his 150th birthday, an imaginary interview with the founding editor of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’
How an Israel-promoting web-video phenomenon bloomed in Latin America
Is the Birthright Israel tour designed to foster a love of Israel or is it simply a chance to hook up?
Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving
Ingall comments back, Kirsch on Scoop, and more
Continuing the conversation on kids and Israel
So much hummus, fuzzy numbers, and more
Peter Beinart’s argument about Israel and liberal American Jews is built on misread data
Marjorie Ingall wants your responses
Berman takes flight, Zionism for kids, and more
Jacobson, American Zionist activist, was 97
Defends NYRB piece, which was originally for NYT Mag
Warns Zionism is increasingly for the Orthodox
Does Israel’s capital—with its large, activist, and growing ultra-Orthodox population—fairly represent Israel?