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Letter from Gush Etzion

By Samuel Lebens
Think you know who the settlers are? Think again I live beyond the Green Line. That makes me... Read more > Winter 2013

The accidental wisdom of Israel’s maligned electoral system

By Shany Mor
Routinely berated for producing weak governments beholden to minorities, Israel’s electoral system actually gives all a voice and... Read more > Winter 2013

To stop Iran, all options must (really) be on the table

By Emily B. Landau
The international community must now play hardball with Iran. Only escalating sanctions and a credible military threat can... Read more > Winter 2013

Defining antisemitism down

By David Hirsh
When the UCU rejected the EUMC Working Definition of antisemitism which states that some kinds of criticism of... Read more > Winter 2013

Shifting world, shifting priorities

By Toby Greene
The global economic crisis and the Arab Spring have impacted but not transformed the Britain-Israel relationship. Toby Greene... Read more > Winter 2013

Let’s get real in presenting Israel

By Mike Prashker
The story we tell about Israel should take its cue from Danny Boyle’s glorious but messy London opening... Read more > Winter 2013

Israel’s new strategic environment

By Asher Susser
Israel used to fear the potential of Arab power. Now it must be wary of the fallout from... Read more > Winter 2013

Israel’s Arab citizens

By Alice Wood
Integrating Arab citizens into the Israeli private sector is good for Israel’s Arab citizens, good for Israel’s economy... Read more > Winter 2013

The IDF 2.0: Alan Johnson interviews Amos Harel

By Amos Harel
A fast-changing society, a disturbing new regional security environment and radical new ideas in military philosophy: are we... Read more > Winter 2013

The Two Jerusalems: a review essay

By Noam Leshem
There are two Jerusalems: the celestial yerushalayim shel mala and the earthly yerushalayim shel mata. These three books... Read more > Winter 2013

Book Review: Spies Against Armageddon

By Ephraim Kahana
Inside Israel’s secret wars 22 years after the release of their best seller The Imperfect Spies, Yossi Melman and... Read more > Winter 2013

Book Review: Global Palestine

By Philip Spencer
The central argument of this book is that the question of Palestine is fundamentally a global question, indeed... Read more > Winter 2013

Book Review: Israel and the European Left

By Ezra Mendelsohn
Shindler offers a valuable account of the rise and rise of anti-Zionism within the European Left. At the... Read more > Winter 2013

Films of faith

By Yair Raveh
2012 will be remembered as the year in which Israeli movies finally found God. It's not often a... Read more > Winter 2013

The Future of Liberal Zionism: An Interview with Michael Walzer

By Michael Walzer
Michael Walzer is one of America’s foremost political thinkers. A professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study... Read more > Winter 2013

Helping Israel’s Arab citizens into high-tech

By Alan Johnson
Tsofen is an Israeli non profit organization designed to help Israel’s Arab citizens enter the country’s high-tech industry.... Read more > Winter 2013

Head to head: Moshe Arens and Ami Ayalon discuss coordinated unilateralism

By Ami Ayalon and Moshe Arens
Unilateral withdrawal from part of the West Bank was very much on the agenda following Israel’s withdrawal from the... Read more > Winter 2013

Thoughts of a National Liberal: an interview with Benny Begin

By Benny Begin
First elected to the Knesset in 1988 as a Likud MK, Benny Begin is Minister without Portfolio in... Read more > Winter 2013