In ‘Three Worlds: Memoirs of an Arab-Jew,’ his autobiography-cum-history of Iraqi Jewry, historian Avi Shlaim’s life unfolds like a fairy tale
When Chaim Topol died this past March, few mentioned one of the actor’s most impressive achievements
In a move from the Obama playbook, the U.S. is advancing a stealth agenda in the Middle East at the expense of its allies
The fundamental question isn’t whether Israel should be a democracy. It’s whether it should be like everywhere else.
Natan Sharansky and others question whether the Jewish state is botching the chance to rescue and integrate a potentially valuable new wave of Russian Jewish olim fleeing repression at home
The architects of the anti-Bibi protests are clear about their motives: defending elites from the masses
A response to Nathaniel Berman
Israeli Supreme Court Justice Menachem Elon sought to ground the court’s controversial doctrine in empirical data and hard logic, with the help of the Talmud
What Israel can learn from Armenia’s misplaced reliance on a superpower patron
A response to Malkah Fleisher
How the U.S. is working to constrain Israel before announcing its new Iran deal
Ruth Blau’s shocking, true-life journey from Catholicism to the top of the ultra-Orthodox Neturei Karta—and from the French Resistance to facing off against the Mossad
How the elite defense of ‘our democracy’ became a mask for ethnic prejudice
Herod the Great’s alignment with the Roman empire led to both the high-point of Jewish power and the destruction of the Jewish state.
The massive protests preceding Israel’s 75th birthday have resurrected a century-old question that now demands an answer: A Jewish state or state for Jews?
The Jewish state is an idea, which is why it will survive its present crisis
Israelis who work, fight in the army, and pay taxes are wary of the new government
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