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Today, it is the object of… 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 > The Iranian Uprising and the Nuclear Threat: How Should the West Respond Matthias Küntzel is the author of Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11. This talk was given at the University… Read more > The Lust Libel: Sexual Antisemitism in History and Contemporary Culture Antisemites have long depicted the Jews as a perverse, predatory, and pornographic people; horny vampires of the Orient. That ghoulish portrait… Read more > ‘There is a clash of civilisations’: An interview with Benny Morris In this in-depth interview, Israeli historian Benny Morris speaks with Professor Gabriel Noah Brahm about his work, his critics and… Read more > The ideological roots of media bias against Israel On 26 January 2015 the former AP reporter Matti Friedman delivered the keynote speech at BICOM’s annual dinner in London.… Read more > ‘Understanding the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa is the key to understanding the whole Middle East conflict’: an interview with Lyn Julius Earlier this year Fathom’s Grant Goldberg interviewed Lyn Julius about her new book, Uprooted, which documents 3,000 years of Jewish… Read more > Book Review | Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience To be entrusted with someone’s narrative is a privilege. To grant such access … is an act of faith. To… Read more > On Amnesty’s Antisemitic ‘Apartheid’ Report [The] system of apartheid originated with the creation of Israel in May 1948. – Amnesty International’s Apartheid Report, 2022.  Israel should… Read more > Yet again, the Courts find for John Ware and his BBC Panorama documentary ‘Is Labour Antisemitic?’ Documentary maker John Ware explains why he has brought three successful court cases against those who he believed had defamed… Read more > The Three Best Israeli Short Stories recommended by Noga Emanuel Fathom regularly invites writers to select their favourite books on a theme or subject. Here, Fathom film and book reviewer… 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. 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His books include Nazi Propaganda for the… Read more > ‘We should still be prepared to intervene’: Richard Perle on George W. Bush, Barack Obama and the Arab Spring One of the leading neoconservative intellectuals of the last half century, Richard Perle was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International… 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 > Liz Truss’s world view and its implications for UK-Israel relations ‘Geopolitics is back’ Liz Truss has said. In what is the most thorough analysis of her world view to date,… Read more > What Corbyn’s favourite sociologists Greg Philo and Mike Berry get wrong about contemporary antisemitism Matthew Bolton is the co-author with Frederick Harry Pitts of Corbynism: A Critical Approach, praised by Professor Paul Thompson for… Read more > Book Review | Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel 700 British artists have announced that they are boycotting Israel until the ‘colonial oppression of Palestinians’ ends. In an open… Read more > Fathoming the Intellectual Revolution of our Time (1) | ‘Punch a Terf’ and ‘Smash the Zionists’: Misogyny and Antisemitism in the Contemporary Western Left Series Introduction: Huge waves of intellectual change are sweeping the Western world at an astonishing speed. Liberal democratic societies are… Read more > How Israel is turning its high-tech into global political power Israel's innovative ability and technological prowess is a source of its global political power that was unimaginable a decade ago,… Read more > Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in West Germany in the 1970s: Lessons for Today In this provocative analysis of discourse about Israel in West Germany in the 1970s, Martin Jander claims that far-Left and… Read more > Remembering Robert Fine The late writings of Robert Fine, who died in 2018, can help us understand the manifold connections between the Enlightenment… Read more > 1967 | Nasser’s Antisemitic War Against Israel Matthias Kuntzel is the author of the award-winning book Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11. In… Read more > Mandate 100 | ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’: S. Yizhar’s and Amos Oz’s Stories of Jewish Struggle in the British Mandate S. Yizhar is often called the founding father of Israeli literature and Amos Oz was for many the ‘last best… Read more >