Fathom Long Read | Valentina Azarova: A Controversy Assessed Debate rages about the possible appointment of Valentina Azarova to the position of Director of the Toronto Law School’s International… 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 > Anti-Zionism and the Humanities: A response to Saree Makdisi This lengthy essay by two leading US professors challenges the world of academic publishing. They identify the symptoms of a… Read more > The BDS Disinformation Campaign in the Modern Language Association In this comprehensive essay, Cary Nelson, former president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and co-editor of The… Read more > Fathom Long Read | The Meaning of David Miller According to Bristol University Professor David Miller, ‘Britain is in the grip of an assault on its public sphere by… Read more > Leon Trotsky’s Long War Against Antisemitism All his life Trotsky was a consistent fighter against antisemitism. – Joseph Nedava, Trotsky and the Jews, 1971. Of course… Read more > Understanding Online Antisemitism: Towards a New Qualitative Approach Matthias Becker is a research fellow at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at TU Berlin and the Center for… Read more > The Word Crimes Controversy (1) | Cary Nelson Reviews Word Crimes Editorial Introduction: The controversy sparked by the publication of Word Crimes: Reclaiming The Language of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the Summer 2019… Read more > A Pandemic of Anti-Zionist Signification: Exploiting Gaza for Ideological Gain ‘Close and unprecedented’ was how the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory… Read more > Fathom Long Read | The Progressive Saviour Complex: Quakers, American Jews and Israel Alex Joffe and Asaf Romirowsky are senior non-resident scholars at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and co-authors of Religion,… Read more > Terrorism in cyberspace Professor Gabriel Weimann spoke to a Fathom Forum about his book Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Next Generation. The following is… Read more > Feminism in Israel | ‘Religious women in the IDF increasingly won’t let religious authorities tell them what to do’: an interview with Rachel Tevet Vizel Rachel Tevet Vizel was ‘gender advisor’ to the IDF Chief of Staff from 2011 to 2017,a period that saw a… Read more > Feminism in Israel | ‘Pious men and dangerous women’: sex-segregation as a threat to women’s equality in Israel – an interview with Yofi Tirosh Dr Yofi Tirosh is angry that she is still devoting ‘most of my time, energy, rage and despair to the… Read more > Albert Memmi: Zionism as National Liberation With kind permission from Yale University Press, Fathom brings you an extract from 'The Lions' Den: Zionism and the Left from… Read more > ‘Ars Poetica was the explosion of me writing poetry’: an interview with Adi Keissar Haaretz called Adi Keissar the most influential poet working in Israel today. Her first book of poetry, Black on Black… Read more > Book Review | Marxist Perspectives on Palestine/Israel ‘A totalising perspective that can grasp the [Israeli] violence as an expression of the capitalist world... an analysis [which] has… 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 > The Soldiers are Still Talking Soldiers' Talk: Protective Edge (2019) is a set of interviews with those who served in Gaza in 2014. It is… Read more > The Zionist Ideas: an interview with Gil Troy Professor Gil Troy’s The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland―Then, Now, Tomorrow is a compilation of over 170 different… Read more > Sami Michael: The Discreet Ironist of Israeli Literature The Israeli novelist Sami Michael evolved from an Iraqi Jewish communist writing in his native Arabic language to an Israeli… Read more > Fathom Long Read | Antisemitism and the IHRA at University College London For twenty years Cary Nelson was part of the elected leadership of the American Association of University Professors, serving as… 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 > Perry Anderson’s House of Zion: A Symposium | Shany Mor Perry Anderson’s Theological Anti-Zionism Editorial introduction to the Symposium: Perry Anderson’s long essay, ‘The House of Zion’, was published in… Read more > Fathom Long Read | Accommodating the New Antisemitism: a Critique of ‘The Jerusalem Declaration’ Download and print a PDF version here.  In this comprehensive critique Cary Nelson argues that the recent ‘Jerusalem Declaration’ on… Read more > Yair Lapid is now the leader of Israel’s ‘democracy camp’ Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid’s recent 6,000-word essay set out a centrist vision of Israel’s future and warned of the… 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 > Balfour 100 | ‘Mack’: Aaron Aaronsohn, the NILI intelligence network and the Balfour Declaration NILI – an acronym for the biblical Hebrew phrase, Netzakh Yisrael Lo Yeshaker, meaning ‘The Eternal One of Israel will… Read more > Rereadings | The Arthur Hertzberg / Hugh Trevor-Roper Controversy about Antisemitism Fathom is continuing its series of Rereadings, in which writers revisit classic texts, with Philosopher Bernard Harrison on Arthur Hertzberg’s… Read more > ‘To understand what makes Israel tick today you must understand who Netanyahu is and how he became the man he is’: a Fathom Forum with Anshel Pfeffer Anshel Pfeffer is the author of a major new biography of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In this wide-ranging discussion… Read more > About us Fathom welcomes fully edited submissions about all aspects of Israeli politics, culture, society and security; the peace process and peacebuilding;… Indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to understand Middle Eastern politics; well researched, balanced, deeply committed to Israel but equally… Today’s discussion about Israel is too often supercharged with emotion and underpowered in expertise and nuance. It is time to… Read more > ‘Each must see the Other’: Education and mutual recognition in Israel – an interview with Ayman Agbaria Professor Ayman Agbaria is a Palestinian poet, playwright, scholar and activist. He is a senior lecturer in education policy and… Read more > Perry Anderson’s House of Zion: A Symposium | Mitchell Cohen Perry Anderson and the House of Anti-Imperialism Editorial introduction to the Symposium: Perry Anderson’s long essay, ‘The House of Zion’,… Read more > ‘City of Oranges. An Intimate History of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa’: an interview with Adam LeBor The acclaimed book City of Oranges: An Intimate History of Arabs and Jews in Jaffa has been published in a… Read more > Finding the Words: a review essay Books under review: Falling Out of Time David Grossman, Jonathan Cape, 2014, pp.208; Neuland, Eshkol Nevo, Chatto & Windus, 2014,… Read more > Undeclared Wars on Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left 1967-1981: An Interview with Jeffrey Herf http:// Jeffery Herf is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His books include Nazi Propaganda for the… Read more > Explaining Failure: How Palestinian economic potential was denied during Oslo Dr. Mohammed Samhouri is a former senior economic advisor in the Palestinian Authority, and a former senior research and teaching… Read more > Book Review | Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation Kingdom of Olives And Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, is a new 400-page… Read more > How Best to Combat Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism on the Left: An Exchange between Kathleen Hayes and Michael Walzer Mosaic magazine ran four pieces in July 2021 focusing on the respective merits of the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism and… Read more > It was the new phenomenon of Israel-focused antisemitism that required the new definition. David Hirsh responds to a recent ‘call to reject’ the IHRA 40 UK-based Israeli academics, broadly from the anti-Zionist left, have issued a ‘call to reject’ the IHRA Working Definition of… Read more > Israel and Diaspora Jewry: Is the Coronavirus Crisis an opportunity to redesign the relationship? Shira Ruderman argues that the coronavirus virus has presented Israel, the Nation State of the Jewish people, with an opportunity… Read more >