Yoav Fromer teaches politics and history at Tel Aviv University.
American conservatives should be aghast at Netanyahu’s judicial reforms
The rise of the Religious Zionism party is bringing a different, and extreme, understanding of Judaism to Israel
Six Years of Syrian Civil War: Why Assad is the Franco of the Middle East, and why the United States has done so little to help his victims—80 years after liberal-minded Americans took up arms in the Spanish Civil War
An IDF soldier shoots a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron, and is detained and tried. His guilt or innocence will reveal how Israel—after five decades of military control—is dealing with its society becoming more intolerant, more dangerous, and more violent.
Why Palestine is no Ferguson
An ambitious new high-tech industrial park doubles as an initiative to bring more Arabs into the Israeli economy
Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
The Tel Aviv tent protesters say they speak for a nation demanding social justice. In truth, they’re entitled yuppies who’ve finally found something worth fighting for: themselves.
In a pair of influential speeches to the Arab world, Obama has presented incompatibly multiculturalist and universalist positions. To lead in the Middle East, he must choose one.
The Arab Spring is liberating a generation from repressive political institutions, but the intellectual legacies of the regimes they are helping topple may be tougher to shake
Nationalism plays a vital role in Egyptian life, and its influence—despite Arab nationalism’s frequent association with dictatorial regimes—could be a key bulwark against religious extremism there
When Israeli artist Rafram Chaddad visited Libya to document its once-thriving Jewish community, he was accused of espionage and put in jail. Now free, he tells of his five months in captivity.
There are several good reasons why Israelis are pulling for the Mubarak regime to hold onto power in Egypt. But maybe they should be embracing change there, instead.
The success of Subliminal, Israel’s most popular rapper, is a reflection of the Jewish state’s conservative moment
Is U.S. military aid to Lebanon being used against Israel?
Israeli democracy is strengthening, not weakening—and that might be the problem
Israel’s mistake is trying to resolve new political problems with outdated military solutions
A decade after the IDF left Lebanon, lessons for the U.S. from that withdrawal
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