Fathom 13 | Editorial

By Fathom Editors
Fathom 13 examines four questions central to explaining the current impasse in the peace process between the Israelis... Read more > Article Summer 2016

London Calling: Why Mayor Sadiq Khan is ‘Good for the Jews’

By Marcus Roberts
‘Yes, but is it good for the Jews?’ goes the classic question, often used ironically, to ask what... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Assessing the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Policy

By Grant Rumley and Adam Rasgon
Has the internationalisation strategy pushed by President Abbas transformed international public opinion and diplomacy and set the Palestinians... Read more > Article Summer 2016

After Oslo’s failure, the two-state solution is now an international responsibility: an interview with Husam Zomlot

By Husam Zomlot
Husam Zomlot serves as ambassador-at-large for the state of Palestine and adjunct professor of Government at Birzeit University.... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Undeclared Wars on Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left 1967-1981: An Interview with Jeffrey Herf

By Jeffrey Herf
http:// Jeffery Herf is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His books include Nazi Propaganda... Read more > Article Summer 2016

‘Where is Syria going? A Round Table with Jonathan Spyer

By Jonathan Spyer
[caption id="attachment_3047" align="alignnone" width="500"] Map of Syria, 2015. Wikimedia.[/caption] The Fathom editors hold a monthly invite-only round table... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Sykes and Picot ignored the sectarianism of the Middle East, and we are still paying the price

By Asher Susser
It is 100 years since the signing of the Sykes-Picot Agreement – the division of the territory of... Read more > Article Summer 2016

‘The greatest emissary the Jewish people ever had’: Asaf Siniver on Abba Eban

By Asaf Siniver
Asaf Siniver’s biography of Abba Eban tells the story of an entirely exceptional man who by the age... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Darkenu: keeping the dream of Israel alive

By Polly Bronstein
Israel has a new organisation. Darkenu styles itself as the movement of Israel’s moderates. It’s leader Polly Bronstein... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Anti-Zionism: 21st Century Avatar of the Longest Hatred

By Richard Landes
In this bracing polemic, the US academic Richard Landes argues that the demonising anti-Zionism of what he calls... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Book Review│Doomed to Succeed: The US- Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama

By David Lowe
On 12 May 1948, nearly six months after the United Nations voted to partition Palestine into separate Jewish... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Book Review│Socialism of Fools: Capitalism and Modern Anti-Semitism

By Colin Shindler
The Italian academic, Michele Battini examines the gradual transformation of the traditional Christian anti-Semitic charge of usury into... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Social Cohesion and the Future of Israel

By Mike Prashker
Mike Prashker, author of a forthcoming book, A Place for Us All – Social Cohesion and The Future... Read more > Article Summer 2016

An Antisemitic Hoax: Lenni Brenner on Zionist ‘Collaboration’ With the Nazis

By Paul Bogdanor
The former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has defended his explosive claim that Adolf Hitler was ‘a Zionist’... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Israel and the Death Penalty: Lessons from the Talmud

By Edward Rettig
The proposal to make it easier to pass the death sentence is a troubling exercise in unsustainable moral... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Docaviv 2016 – The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival

By Gavin Gross
This May witnessed the annual Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, an event dedicated to the development and... Read more > Article Summer 2016

The Eloquence of Oriented: An interview with Jake Witzenfeld

By Jake Witzenfeld
Sitting in the Green Room at JW3, the London Jewish Community’s cultural centre, a jetlagged Jake Witzenfeld, director... Read more > Article Summer 2016

For peace, we need vision, hope and bridge-building: an interview with Aziz Abu Sarah

By Aziz Abu Sarah
Aziz Abu Sarah is a National Geographic Explorer and Cultural Educator. A Palestinian from Jerusalem, Aziz has pioneered... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Defending Human Rights in a Nation Under Siege: A Sermon of Sorts

By Edward Rettig
In a chaotic and morally obtuse situation, little understood by outsiders, Israel must still try to follow the... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Hitler and the Nazis’ Anti-Zionism

By Jeffrey Herf
Jeffrey Herf, author of the award winning book 'Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Fathom 12 | Editorial

By Fathom Editors
Fathom 12 addresses five themes. First, the rise of the new antisemitism. Alex Chalmers hit the headlines when... Read more > Spring 2016

First Industrial Nation Meets Start-Up Nation

By Alex Brummer
Beyond the headlines, Britain and Israel – the First Industrial Nation’ and the ‘Start-Up Nation’ – are drawing... Read more > Spring 2016

Can Israel remain secure in a world of Arab disintegration, American retreat, and Iranian ambition?

By Calev Ben-Dor
In a comprehensive and clear-sighted survey Fathom deputy editor Calev Ben-Dor assesses the implications of regional disintegration for... Read more > Spring 2016

Representing the Trial: Judith Butler Reads Hannah Arendt Reading Adolf Eichmann

By Russell Berman
Judith Butler is one of the world’s most influential academics and public intellectuals and a leading supporter of... Read more > Article Spring 2016

Perry Anderson’s House of Zion: A Symposium | Mitchell Cohen

By Mitchell Cohen
Perry Anderson and the House of Anti-Imperialism Editorial introduction to the Symposium: Perry Anderson’s long essay, ‘The House... Read more > Article Spring 2016

Antisemitic anti-Zionism and the scandal of Oxford University Labour Club

By Alex Chalmers
Alex Chalmers was co-Chair of Oxford University Labour Club until he resigned in February, alleging that a ‘large... Read more > Spring 2016

'What we are lacking is courageous leadership': an interview with Koby Huberman

By James Sorene
BICOM Chief Executive James Sorene spoke with Koby Huberman, who was a high tech entrepreneur before it was... Read more > Spring 2016

Two-state solution 2.0: New Israeli thinking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Toby Greene
A number of proposals for how Israel can act to change the status quo in the Israeli-Palestinian arena... Read more > Spring 2016

Prisoners, Peace and the Palestinian National Movement: an interview with Ashraf al-Ajrami

By Ashraf al-Ajrami
Ashraf al-Ajrami was the Minister of Prisoners Affairs for the Palestinian Authority (PA) between 2007 and 2009. A... Read more > Spring 2016

'Doing God', or the importance of religious peacemaking: an interview with Rabbi Michael Melchior

By Michael Melchior
When it comes to conflict resolution, the dominant view has been that God should be taken out of... Read more > Spring 2016

Learning the Lessons of the Oslo Peace Process: James Sorene interviews Yair Hirschfeld

By James Sorene
Yair Hirschfeld was a key architect of the Oslo Accords and is now the Director General of the Economic... Read more > Spring 2016

Nawi-Gate: the self-immolation of the Israeli far-left

By Eylon Aslan-Levy
Israeli TV broadcast extraordinary claims by a far-left Israeli activist: that he had delivered to the Palestinian Authority... Read more > Spring 2016

Perry Anderson’s House of Zion: A Symposium | Michael Walzer

By Michael Walzer
Perry Anderson’s War Editorial introduction to the Symposium: Perry Anderson’s long essay, ‘The House of Zion’, was published... Read more > Spring 2016

Perry Anderson’s House of Zion: A Symposium | Einat Wilf

By Einat Wilf
Anderson’s One-State Solution ignores the certain fate of the Jews Editorial introduction to the Symposium: Perry Anderson’s long... Read more > Spring 2016

Perry Anderson’s House of Zion: A Symposium | John Strawson

By John Strawson
One-State is a Trap for Two Peoples in Palestine and Israel Editorial introduction to the Symposium: Perry Anderson’s... Read more > Spring 2016

Perry Anderson’s House of Zion: A Symposium | Shany Mor

By Shany Mor
Perry Anderson’s Theological Anti-Zionism Editorial introduction to the Symposium: Perry Anderson’s long essay, ‘The House of Zion’, was... Read more > Spring 2016

Perry Anderson’s House of Zion: A Symposium | Cary Nelson

By Cary Nelson
Perry Anderson’s Reactionary Fantasy Editorial introduction to the Symposium: Perry Anderson’s long essay, ‘The House of Zion’, was... Read more > Spring 2016

Book Review│The Definition of Anti-Semitism

By Robert Fine
The word ‘antisemitism’ currently has a strange aura around it. There is a curious reluctance on the part... Read more > Spring 2016

Book Review | Diasporic Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Keith Kahn-Harris
One of the most striking features of intra-Jewish conflicts over Israel in the UK and elsewhere in the... Read more > Spring 2016

Book Review | The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron

By Jonathan Rynhold
This book will serve as the definitive history of the Israeli Right in English. Building on his previous... Read more > Spring 2016

Fathom 11

By Fathom Editors
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Fathom Forum | David Newman | Thinking creatively about borders and settlers

By David Newman
David Newman is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a Professor of Geopolitics in the Department... Read more > Autumn 2015

Fathom Review 2015

By Fathom Editors
Preface by Anthony Julius Fathom exists to fathom Israel's complexities. It engages with a troubling characteristic of much... Read more > Autumn 2015

Deterring Iran: Time for a new mindset

By Michael Herzog
As the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 goes into effect with the announcement of Implementation Day... Read more > Autumn 2015

‘This shows it is possible to transform Israel into a just society’: Ron Gerlitz on the Arab Economic Development Plan

By Ron Gerlitz
The Israeli government has approved an ambitious $3.85 billion plan for the social and employment development of Israel’s Arab citizens.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Models of Israeli disengagement: an interview with Shany Mor

By Shany Mor
Shany Mor is a former Director for Foreign Policy on the Israeli National Security Council. In this video he... Read more > Autumn 2015

‘There is a clash of civilisations’: An interview with Benny Morris

By Gabriel Noah Brahm
In this in-depth interview, Israeli historian Benny Morris speaks with Professor Gabriel Noah Brahm about his work, his... Read more > Autumn 2015

Symposium on Rabin's legacy – Einat Wilf

By Einat Wilf
This piece is from Fathom’s eBook The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, which can be downloaded here.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Six steps to defeat ISIS

By Giora Eiland
Giora Eiland spoke to Fathom about six steps the coalition must take to defeat ISIS: cooperating with Russia,... Read more > Autumn 2015

The Syrian Cauldron – A View from Israel

By Michael Herzog
As Parliament is set to debate joining the coalition against ISIS in Syria, BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Rabin eBook | Foreword by President Reuven Rivlin

By Reuven Rivlin
  This piece is from Fathom’s eBook The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, which can be downloaded... Read more > Autumn 2015

Rabin eBook | A statesman not a politician: remembering Yitzhak Rabin

By Uri Dromi
This piece is from Fathom’s eBook The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, which can be downloaded here.... Read more > Autumn 2015

What does the ‘Corbyn Revolution’ mean for the UK Left and Israel?

By Luke Akehurst
Veteran activist and former UK Labour Party National Executive Committee member Luke Akehurst offers an in-depth look at... Read more > Autumn 2015

Fathom eBook | The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin

By Fathom Editors
Fathom has published a new eBook to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, which... Read more > Autumn 2015

Symposium on Rabin's legacy – Tzipi Livni

By Tzipi Livni
This piece is from Fathom’s eBook The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, which can be downloaded here.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Fathom Forum | Jonathan Rynhold | What does the US presidential election mean for US-Israel relations?

By Jonathan Rynhold
Dr. Jonathan Rynhold is author of The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture (2015), senior researcher at the... Read more > Autumn 2015

Islamic State and Islamist politics in the UK: why ‘not in my name’ is not enough

By Dave Rich
Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust argues that while IS has the support of only small minorities... Read more > Autumn 2015

Ultra-nationalism, settlements and Jewish extremism: an interview with Sara Hirschhorn

By Sara Hirschhorn
Settlements and settlers in the West Bank are seen as by many in Europe and the West as... Read more > Autumn 2015

Is it Iran’s Middle East now?

By Jonathan Spyer
Leading regional expert Jonathan Spyer thinks not. While the single best organised and most aggressive alliance active currently... Read more > Autumn 2015

The Corbyn left: the politics of position and the politics of reason

By David Hirsh
Abstract This paper is about a preference within contemporary left-wing culture for defining opponents as not belonging rather... Read more > Autumn 2015

The Left and the Jews: Time for a Rethink

By Alan Johnson
A shorter version of this talk was delivered as a contribution to a panel discussion on ‘The Left... Read more > Autumn 2015

Book Review│Australia & Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural and Political Relationship

By Philip Mendes
Australia and Israel are superficially the oddest of couples. They are geographically distant, and massively different in size.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Book Review | Winning the War of Words: Essays on Zionism and Israel

By Matti Friedman
Einat Wilf's book Winning the War of Words: Essays on Zionism and Israel is available on Amazon or... Read more > Autumn 2015

David Cesarani: In Memoriam

By Jeffrey Herf
As readers of this journal know by now, David Cesarani, Professor of History at Royal Holloway, London University... Read more > Autumn 2015

Rabin eBook | Why Rabin matters today

By Luciana Berger
This piece is from Fathom’s eBook The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, which can be downloaded here.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Fathom 10

By Fathom Editors
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What Palestinian terrorists write on Facebook

By Elhanan Miller
As the British government’s recently launched counter-extremism strategy acknowledges the role of social media in spreading hate, Elhanan... Read more > Summer 2015

Fathom eBook | Two States for Two Peoples – 20 Years after Oslo II: How to renew the peace process...

By Fathom Editors
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Oslo II agreement, Fathom has published an eBook – Two States for... Read more > Summer 2015

Making Sense of ISIS: an interview with Michael Weiss

By Michael Weiss
Michael Weiss is the co-author with Hassan Hassan of the New York Times bestseller ISIS: Inside the Army... Read more > Summer 2015

Building Peace from the Grassroots

By Joel Braunold
On 30 June 2015, Joel Braunold, US Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) spoke to... Read more > Summer 2015

Book Review |Boycotting Israel is Wrong: The progressive path to peace between Palestinians and Israelis

By Luke Akehurst
Boycotting Israel is Wrong is a timely short book on the BDS phenomenon by Australian academics Philip Mendes... Read more > Summer 2015

Debating Michael Walzer’s 'Islamism and the Left'

By Michael Walzer
Michael Walzer is professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and one of... Read more > Summer 2015

Book Review | Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

By David Lowe
David E. Lowe is the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the National Endowment for... Read more > Summer 2015

The New Special Relationship: The British Conservative Party and Israel

By Alan Mendoza
In recent years, a once ambivalent relationship between the world’s oldest political party and one of its younger... Read more > Summer 2015

‘The time to compromise is when you are strong’: an interview with Omer Bar-Lev MK

By Omer Bar-Lev
Omer Bar-Lev is an MK for the Zionist Union. He was a commander in one of the IDF’s... Read more > Summer 2015

Book Review |The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions

By James Bloodworth
What has happened to the secular and democratic left? It would be an exaggeration to say that everywhere... Read more > Summer 2015

In These Times: A Statement on Contemporary European Anti-Semitism

By Shalom Lappin, Brian Bix, Eve Garrard, Steve De Wijze, Matthew Kramer, and Hillel Steiner
Antisemitism is a form of racism. Indeed, it is one of the oldest and most virulent instances of... Read more > Summer 2015

Book Review |Catch The Jew!

By Michael Wegier
Tuvia Tenenbom is a product of the Ultra-Orthodox community in B'nai Brak, near Tel Aviv. He grew up... Read more > Summer 2015

Israel’s Embittered Generation

By Marc Goldberg
After another election disappointment for the Israel left, British-Israeli blogger Marc Goldberg asks how Israeli Labour can win... Read more > Summer 2015

Terrorism in cyberspace

By Gabriel Weimann
Professor Gabriel Weimann spoke to a Fathom Forum about his book Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation. The... Read more > Summer 2015

Interfaith on Campus: lessons of the St Andrews Coexistence Initiative

By Joel Salmon
St Andrews is an institution consistently placed in the top three universities in the UK. Over 600 years... Read more > Summer 2015

The Collective Impact Forum and Arab Employment: an interview with Yifat Ovadia

By Yifat Ovadia
Yifat Ovadia established the Collective Impact Forum (CIF) to increase the employment of the Arab population in Israel’s... Read more > Summer 2015

JN-BICOM Conference 2015: ‘If we stand together against religious persecution, we win’, a speech by Lord Sacks

By Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks in a speech to the BICOM-Jewish News ‘UK/Israel Shared Strategic Challenges Conference’. Read more > Summer 2015

JN-BICOM Conference: Discussion on Iran

By JN-BICOM 2015 Conference
A panel discussion on Iran at the UK/Israel Shared Strategic Challenges Conference. Participants were: Sir Richard Dalton (Chatham House),... Read more > Summer 2015

JN-BICOM 2015 Conference: Discussion on radicalisation

By JN-BICOM 2015 Conference
A panel discussion on radicalisation at the UK/Israel Shared Strategic Challenges Conference. Participants were: Charles Farr (Director of the Office for... Read more > Summer 2015

JN-BICOM 2015 Conference: Yair Lapid in conversation with Bronwen Maddox

By Yair Lapid
Leader of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid speaking to Prospect editor Bronwen Maddox the BICOM-Jewish News ‘UK/Israel Shared Strategic Challenges Conference’. Read more > Summer 2015

JN-BICOM 2015 Conference: Isaac Herzog in conversation with Jonathan Freedland

By Isaac Herzog
Leader of Israel's opposition and Zionist Union party Isaac Herzog speaking to The Guardian's Jonathan Freedland the BICOM-Jewish... Read more > Summer 2015

JN-BICOM 2015 Conference: A speech by Shaul Mofaz

By Shaul Mofaz
A speech by former IDF Chief of Staff and Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz at the the BICOM-Jewish News ‘UK/Israel... Read more > Summer 2015

JN-BICOM 2015 Conference: Collapse of Arab states and the rise of ISIL

By JN-BICOM 2015 Conference
A panel discussion on the collapse of Arab states and the rise of ISIL at the UK/Israel Shared Strategic... Read more > Summer 2015

JN-BICOM 2015 Conference: Does increasing antisemitism threaten the future of European Jewry?

By JN-BICOM 2015 Conference
A panel discussion on antisemitism at the UK/Israel Shared Strategic Challenges Conference. Participants were: Fulvio Martusciello MEP ,Sarah Benioff (DCLG), Robert... Read more > Summer 2015