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L’Honneur d’Israël

Full text of a speech delivered before the Academic College of Netanya, June 18, 2018, upon receiving an Honoris Causa doctorate

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The End of Human Rights

‘Rooted Cosmpolitans’ traces how the fight over human rights remains a struggle over Jewish identity and destiny

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Block 9: Flashpoint for the Next Lebanon War?

Israel and its neighbor are embroiled in a dispute over the boundaries of resource-rich maritime territories. Which country’s claims are better supported by international maritime law?

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Disraelia

A counterfactual history, 1848-2008

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Baruch Marzel: An Introduction to an Extremist

The Six-Day War: A documentary film that allows a Jewish extremist to air his views unchallenged depicts something unimaginable before 1967—religious Jewish Zionist settlers living in the West Bank

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Silicon Wadi: Israel’s Arab Tech Boom

Do Israeli-Arab tech entrepreneurs in Nazareth owe their success in part to the Six-Day War?

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Italy Seeks to Remember Sheltering Holocaust Survivors—and Aliyah Bet

As Italy celebrates the birth of the Italian Republic in 1946, its political left finds a use in reviving the history of ordinary Italians who helped WWII refugees make their way to Palestine

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Those People, Over There

In his commencement address at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, the author exhorts the class of 2018, the Jewish leaders of the future, to knock down the walls

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Hockey Broadcasting Legend Stan Fischler Retires, Moves to the Golan Heights

As the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights vie for the 2018 Stanley Cup, the man known as The Hockey Maven leaves the sport behind—richer than he found it in 1939

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The State of Israel Confronts Anti-Semitism. But What Is It?

The Jewish Diaspora versus the national-policy interests of the Jewish state: a dispatch from a confounding forum on the rise and spread of an old hatred

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13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening in Gaza

The reality is much messier than the partisan echo chambers would have you believe

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Trump Just Made it Much More Likely the Next Democratic President Will Open an Embassy to Palestine in Jerusalem

The very arguments advanced to support the embassy move today can easily be repurposed tomorrow

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Obama and the Iranian Nuclear Threat

In an excerpt from Ehud Barak’s ‘My Country, My Life,’ the former defense minister discloses the debate over Israel’s attack plan, and a fateful conversation with President Barack Obama

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Mandy Patinkin Gets Political on New Album?

Today on Jewcy: The singer/actor changes a song to make it about Jerusalem

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70 Reasons to Celebrate Israel

A love letter in 70 lines

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Trump’s Grand Strategy: Get the United States out of the Middle East, Now

Our troops in Syria are hostages to Obama’s deal with Iran, which mandates a state of perpetual war between America and the region’s Sunni majority. Donald Trump wants to withdraw from both.

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Koch Dark Money Funds Anti-Israel Darlings

How Stephen Walt became the new foreign policy gatekeeper for the right

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Sabra Cadabra

Ep. 132: Celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday with chef Eyal Shani, singer Yael Deckelbaum, and writer and comedian Periel Aschenbrand

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Gangsters for Zion

Yom Ha’atzmaut: How Jewish mobsters helped Israel gain its independence

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Israeli Arabs Are Choosing Jewish Schools

Yom Ha’atzmaut: The benefits—and perils—of assimilation in the Jewish state

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My Jewish Encounter With Hinduism

How I came to an intellectual and spiritual connection with Swami Chidananda Saraswati

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Bibi Has No Backbone

Netanyahu’s shameful performance today on asylum seekers is just the latest episode in his ugly pattern of capitulation on policies that he knows are good for Israel but refuses to fight for

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Teaching Hebrew in Saudi Arabia

Hebrew studies are now legitimate in the desert kingdom, but demand is low—so far

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Elijah

Tablet Original Fiction: A tale of sin and redemption

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Five Key Takeaways from Gallup’s Annual Poll That Found American Support for Israel At Record High

The survey is a reminder that American policy is pro-Israel because Americans have long been pro-Israel, not because of any shadowy conspiracy

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Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Chief Rabbinate Is Quietly Crumbling—And It Just Suffered Two Big Blows

With very little fanfare, Israel’s draconian religious establishment is being hollowed out from within by legislation, the courts, and private actors

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A Yiddish Purim Shpil in Tel Aviv

Rokhl’s Golden City: Eritrean detainees read Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the mother tongue meets the mother-land

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Poet David Avidan’s ‘Futureman’ Is Here, Now

The late, spaced-out Israeli artist would have been 84 this week

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