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This week, the… Read more > Feminism in Israel | Authoritarian governance and Islamist ideology versus women’s rights: an interview with Elham Manea Dr. Elham Manea is the author of The Arab State and Women’s Rights: The Trap of Authoritarian Governance (2011) and Women… Read more > Peter Beinart’s Grotesque Utopia Peter Beinart’s essay ‘Yavne: A Jewish Case for Equality in Israel-Palestine’ saw him give up in the two-state solution and… Read more > 1967 | ‘A deal with the region should go through Ramallah’: an interview with Nidal Foqaha Nidal Foqaha is Director-General of the Palestinian Peace Coalition-Geneva Initiative in Ramallah. He served as an advisor at the Palestine… Read more > Rereadings | The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership by Yehuda Avner ‘The ultimate insider’s account’ wrote George Gruen on the release of Yehuda Avner’s book The Prime Ministers in 2010.  In… Read more > Mandate100 | ‘A Clean Cut’ for Palestine: The Peel Commission Reexamined In this fascinating dive into the archives Oren Kessler reveals the dramatic exchanges that shaped Lord Peel’s 1936 proposal to… Read more > UK-Israel-Palestine and the new age of the city We are entering a new urban age, so let’s build world class partnerships between the great hubs of British, Israeli… Read more > David Cesarani: In Memoriam As readers of this journal know by now, David Cesarani, Professor of History at Royal Holloway, London University and a… Read more > Book Review | Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East In 2013, shortly after his nomination for US Defence Secretary, then Senator Chuck Hagel purchased three dozen copies of a… Read more > Mandate100 | Palestinians and the Partition Plan The editors thank Bloomsbury Academic (US), an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., for permission to reprint this chapter, a survey of… Read more > Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People | An interview with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy Fathom Deputy Editor Samuel Nurding spoke with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy about Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People.… Read more > Settlements and the Two-State Solution: Alan Johnson interviews Lior Amihai Settlement construction beyond Israel’s internationally recognised borders is a controversial topic within Israel and often the subject of international criticism… Read more > IsraelVotes2019 (2) | ‘People say he who wields the dagger rarely sits on the throne. 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