Fathom Forum | Jeffrey Herf: ‘Undeclared Wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left 1967-81

By Jeffrey Herf
Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His books include Nazi Propaganda for... Read more > Spring 2017

The Six-Day War was a watershed in Middle Eastern history

By Asher Susser
The Arab defeat in 1967 shattered the image of pan-Arabism as a vehicle of Arab modernisation. The Islamists... Read more > Spring 2017

Mamlakhtiyut, peace and the dangerous rise of populism: In memory of Shimon Peres

By Amir Peretz
Amir Peretz is a Member of Knesset (Labor Party), former defence minister and former minister for the protection... Read more > Winter 2016

Book Review | Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By Luke Akehurst
I tried to read Dreams Deferred in the conventional style, cover to cover. Bad idea. The book isn’t... Read more > Winter 2016

We need to talk about the Balfour Declaration

By Toby Greene
2017 is the hundredth anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the British government’s letter of support for the establishment... Read more > Winter 2016

Book Review | Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

By David Lowe
In 2013, shortly after his nomination for US Defence Secretary, then Senator Chuck Hagel purchased three dozen copies... Read more > Winter 2016

Book Review | Ben-Gurion: His Later Years in the Political Wilderness

By Colin Shindler
This latest work from Avi Shilon describes in detail Ben-Gurion’s last decade – from stepping down as prime... Read more > Autumn 2016

Book Review │ Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story of a Forgotten War

By James Sorene
Israel’s military operations always have a name. As a mark of his achievement in June 1967, Chief of... Read more > Autumn 2016

Othering Zionism: theoretical affinities between Islamists and the Anti-Zionist Left

By Sapan Maini-Thompson
The political alliances between Islamist organisations and the anti-Zionist Left rests on an underlying theoretical compatibility, argues Sapan... Read more > Autumn 2016

Communists Against Jews: the Anti-Zionist Campaign in Poland in 1968

By Simon Gansinger
‘Everything started collapsing then’, wrote Halina Zawadzka, who survived the Shoah in Poland, about her experience of 1968... Read more > Autumn 2016

Like a Cloud Contains a Storm: Jean Améry’s Critique of Anti-Zionism

By Marlene Gallner
Jean Améry is best known in the anglophone world as a Holocaust survivor and author of At The... Read more > Autumn 2016

Israel and the Death Penalty: Lessons from the Talmud

By Edward Rettig
The proposal to make it easier to pass the death sentence is a troubling exercise in unsustainable moral... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Undeclared Wars on Israel: East Germany and the West German Far Left 1967-1981: An Interview with Jeffrey Herf

By Jeffrey Herf
http:// Jeffery Herf is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Maryland. His books include Nazi Propaganda... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Anti-Zionism: 21st Century Avatar of the Longest Hatred

By Richard Landes
In this bracing polemic, the US academic Richard Landes argues that the demonising anti-Zionism of what he calls... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Sykes and Picot ignored the sectarianism of the Middle East, and we are still paying the price

By Asher Susser
It is 100 years since the signing of the Sykes-Picot Agreement – the division of the territory of... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Book Review│Doomed to Succeed: The US- Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama

By David Lowe
On 12 May 1948, nearly six months after the United Nations voted to partition Palestine into separate Jewish... Read more > Article Summer 2016

‘The greatest emissary the Jewish people ever had’: Asaf Siniver on Abba Eban

By Asaf Siniver
Asaf Siniver’s biography of Abba Eban tells the story of an entirely exceptional man who by the age... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Book Review│Socialism of Fools: Capitalism and Modern Anti-Semitism

By Colin Shindler
The Italian academic, Michele Battini examines the gradual transformation of the traditional Christian anti-Semitic charge of usury into... Read more > Article Summer 2016

An Antisemitic Hoax: Lenni Brenner on Zionist ‘Collaboration’ With the Nazis

By Paul Bogdanor
The former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has defended his explosive claim that Adolf Hitler was ‘a Zionist’... Read more > Article Summer 2016

Hitler and the Nazis’ Anti-Zionism

By Jeffrey Herf
Jeffrey Herf, author of the award winning book 'Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the... Read more > Article Summer 2016

First Industrial Nation Meets Start-Up Nation

By Alex Brummer
Beyond the headlines, Britain and Israel – the First Industrial Nation’ and the ‘Start-Up Nation’ – are drawing... Read more > Spring 2016

Book Review | The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron

By Jonathan Rynhold
This book will serve as the definitive history of the Israeli Right in English. Building on his previous... Read more > Spring 2016

Fathom Review 2015

By Fathom Editors
Preface by Anthony Julius Fathom exists to fathom Israel's complexities. It engages with a troubling characteristic of much... Read more > Autumn 2015

Fathom Forum | Jonathan Rynhold | What does the US presidential election mean for US-Israel relations?

By Jonathan Rynhold
Dr. Jonathan Rynhold is author of The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture (2015), senior researcher at the... Read more > Autumn 2015

Islamic State and Islamist politics in the UK: why ‘not in my name’ is not enough

By Dave Rich
Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust argues that while IS has the support of only small minorities... Read more > Autumn 2015

‘There is a clash of civilisations’: An interview with Benny Morris

By Gabriel Noah Brahm
In this in-depth interview, Israeli historian Benny Morris speaks with Professor Gabriel Noah Brahm about his work, his... Read more > Autumn 2015

Book Review│Australia & Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural and Political Relationship

By Philip Mendes
Australia and Israel are superficially the oddest of couples. They are geographically distant, and massively different in size.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Fathom eBook | The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin

By Fathom Editors
Fathom has published a new eBook to mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, which... Read more > Autumn 2015

Rabin eBook | Rabin’s Strategy: understanding security and the limits of power

By Shlomo Avineri
This piece is from Fathom’s eBook The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, which can be downloaded here.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Symposium on Rabin's legacy – Michael Herzog

By Michael Herzog
This piece is from Fathom’s eBook The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, which can be downloaded here.... Read more > Autumn 2015

Debating Michael Walzer’s 'Islamism and the Left'

By Michael Walzer
Michael Walzer is professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and one of... Read more > Summer 2015

The New Special Relationship: The British Conservative Party and Israel

By Alan Mendoza
In recent years, a once ambivalent relationship between the world’s oldest political party and one of its younger... Read more > Summer 2015

Book Review | Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

By Colin Shindler
Berl Katznelson, one of Labour Zionism’s ideological founders described David Ben-Gurion as ‘history’s gift to the Jewish people.’... Read more > Winter 2015

Book Review | Jews and the Left: The Rise and Fall of a Political Alliance

By David Hirsh
Social theorists sometimes enjoy treating the ‘now’ as the key turning point of history; they like it because... Read more > Winter 2015

Book Review | A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide

By David Cesarani
Historian David Cesarani hails Alon Confino’s triumphant demonstration that anti-Jewish policies are within the realms of comprehension and... Read more > Winter 2015

How the World Turned Against Israel: an interview with Joshua Muravchik

By Joshua Muravchik
Israel was once the plucky underdog supported by Western public opinion, Left and Right. Today, it is the... Read more > Autumn 2014

Reflections on the Middle East’s Christians in these strained times

By Habib C. Malik
Christians of the Middle East, whether free or captive to dhimmitude, have not readily identified with the travails... Read more > Autumn 2014

Book Review: Israel and the World Powers: Diplomatic Alliances and International Relations beyond the Middle East

By Jacob Eriksson
This volume comes at a particularly interesting time for Israel. The most recent war in Gaza has claimed... Read more > Autumn 2014

Saving the Promised Land: Alan Johnson interviews Ari Shavit

By Ari Shavit
Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land: The Triumph and the Tragedy of Israel is one of the most talked... Read more > Spring 2014

Israel and the Territories

By Ahron Bregman
Fathom editors spoke to Ahron Bregman about his new book Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the... Read more > Spring 2014