You think American politics is cutthroat?
A reader’s notes from the Old City
The dramatic Christmas Eve, blockade-busting escapade that delivered game-changing French missile boats to Israel’s navy 50 years ago today
In a speech last week Bibi celebrated strength and power, but to what end?
Avi Gil’s book is based on a diary he kept while working for Peres for 28 years
“Italy is a Palestinian shore of the Mediterranean,” Arafat wrote.
The father of Israel’s nuclear deterrent reveals how it was built. An exclusive excerpt from No Room For Small Dreams, Shimon Peres’ posthumous autobiography.
Known in Israel as “Doctor Fear,” the political strategist gave the prime minister his 1996 upset victory
Excerpts from Dame Antonia Fraser’s 1978 diary of her and the playwright’s trip to Israel reveal a dusty cosmopolitan land still finding its way in a changing world
Playwright J.T. Rogers talks about the deputies’ deputies who allow him to tell a complicated diplomatic story, why the play resonates today, and why the 1990s seems so very long ago now
The Super Bowl running back and marathoner recently ran the Jerusalem race, returing to Israel for the first time since visiting Peres there
Foreign leaders—and the entire state of Israel—mourned the loss of one of the great leaders of the 20th century
Three weeks before his death in 2016, Shimon Peres sat for what he intended to be a Rosh Hashanah-timed discussion about the state of the world. It was also his final one.
But why isn’t New York Senator Chuck Schumer on the list?
This presidential order—a rare honor—has historically been given to few other foreign dignitaries
As Israelis remain glued to the news for updates on the health of the former prime minister, it’s comforting to keep the promise of his legacy close by
The former Israeli prime minister was hospitalized after he had a ‘major stroke’ on Tuesday, but doctors say they have the situation in hand
The ninth prime minister of Israel was surprised by hundreds of IDF soldiers, who helped him ring in his 93rd birthday
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