The Re-emergence of the Jewish Question The Jewish communities of Europe and the US increasingly find themselves caught between the rising forces of the far right… Read more > Israel70 | Innovation: Africa Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited African three times in the last 18 months, with the continent increasingly being… Read more > Can Israel remain secure in a world of Arab disintegration, American retreat, and Iranian ambition? 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A series of… Read more > Multi-stage Coordinated Unilateralism: A Proposal to Rescue the Two-State Paradigm In this wide-ranging and hopeful essay, Cary Nelson aims to move the international conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict away from mutual recriminations and… Read more > Arab-Jewish Relations in Israel After the May 2021 Unrest: A Survey by Sammy Smooha In May 2021, for the first time in Israel, Arabs and Jews in the mixed cities of Haifa, Acre, Jaffa,… Read more > The Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Programme It is incumbent on Israel to use all the diplomatic and political tools at its disposal to halt the signing… Read more > Israel and the ‘Crisis of the Arabs’ | an interview with Asher Susser Professor Asher Susser spoke with Fathom Deputy Editor Samuel Nurding on the eve of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty to assess… Read more > The ‘Martyrdom’ of Saint Philoumenos: the anatomy of a modern antisemitic ritual murder libel During the medieval epoch, Christian antisemitism spread the libel that Jews engaged in the ritual murder of non-Jews, supposedly mutilating… Read more > Israel’s land policy (1) | What’s in a War Crime? Khan al Ahmar, Land Policy, and International Law Naomi Linder Kahn is Director of the International Division at Regavim, an NGO dedicated to the ‘preservation of Israel's resources… Read more > Book Review│The Definition of Anti-Semitism The word ‘antisemitism’ currently has a strange aura around it. There is a curious reluctance on the part of some… Read more > Radical Social Theory and the ‘Jewish Question’: The Priceless Legacy of Robert Fine (1945-2018) Dan Davison writes a fitting tribute to the radical social theorist and political activist Robert Fine, who died in 2018. Fine was one… Read more > UK Strategy in the Middle East (2) | Toby Greene on why populisms of left and right will prevent the UK responding successfully to a changing Middle East On 2 July 2019 the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in collaboration with the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre… Read more > ‘The fight against ISIS was successful, but not on a strategic level’| An interview with Seth Frantzman, author of After ISIS Seth Frantzman’s new book, After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East, based on his extensive travels… 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 > Book Review | Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict I tried to read Dreams Deferred in the conventional style, cover to cover. Bad idea. The book isn’t best read… Read more > The Israeli-Palestinian Arena – what could be done short of an agreement Michael Herzog has been a participant in nearly all Israeli-Palestinian negotiations since 1993. In this important essay, which we hope… Read more > Is it Iran’s Middle East now? Leading regional expert Jonathan Spyer thinks not. While the single best organised and most aggressive alliance active currently in the… Read more > Settlements and the Two-State Solution: Lorin Bell-Cross interviews Dani Dayan Settlement construction is a controversial topic within Israel and is often the subject of international criticism and concern. Fathom Assistant… Read more > First Industrial Nation Meets Start-Up Nation Beyond the headlines, Britain and Israel – the First Industrial Nation’ and the ‘Start-Up Nation’ – are drawing closer together… Read more > UK-Israel 2021 | How Israel military tech (and doctrine) will make the UK better at fighting the hybrid warfare of the future Technology is radically transforming the battlefield, revolutionising doctrines of warfighting and counter-terrorism. ‘Hybrid warfare’ is the new reality. These changes… Read more > ‘Calling a truce with left-wing antisemitism’: The Case Against the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism University College London’s governing Council voted in November 2019 to adopt the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) Working Definition of… Read more > Israel70 | The Global Enigma In this careful mapping of the state of a country and a people at 70 the sociologist and Israel Prize… Read more > Soviet Anti-Zionism and Contemporary Left Antisemitism For many decades, virulently antisemitic forms of ‘anti-Zionism’ were central to the cold war propaganda of the Communist states. In… Read more > Book Review | West Germany and Israel: Foreign Relations, Domestic Politics, and the Cold War, 1965-1974 Acknowledging German guilt for the Holocaust, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer helped initiate in the early 1950s a relationship with the new… Read more >