Iran is slowly surrounding Israel with a ‘ring of fire’: Kyle Orton on the Iranian Regime’s attack on Israel and...

By Kyle Orton
Soleimani’s ‘ring of fire’ strategic concept envisioned surrounding Israel with IRGC units—in Lebanon, Syria, Gaza, Iraq, and Yemen—that... Read more > April 2024

Is Hamas Winning? An Interview with Michael Doran

By Michael Doran
Michael Doran is the Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle... Read more > April 2024

‘Hamas must be defeated, not only for Israelis’ sake, but for the chance of peace in our part of the...

By Fania Oz-Salzberger
On 2 April 2024, Fathom Deputy Editors Jack Omer-Jackaman and Calev Ben-Dor interviewed Fania Oz-Salzberger, an Israeli writer,... Read more > April 2024

Diary from Jerusalem | Calev Ben-Dor

By Calev Ben-Dor
Deputy Editor of Fathom Calev Ben-Dor shares reflections from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as Israel marks 6 months... Read more > April 2024

Opinion | As government institutions fail in Israel and Palestine, civil society organisations are working tirelessly to sustain their communities

By John Lyndon
John Lyndon is CEO of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP). The news of a devastating IDF... Read more > April 2024

From Stalin to Hamas: The Return of the Left that Doesn't Learn? | An Interview with Mitchell Cohen

By Mitchell Cohen
Mitchell Cohen is co-editor emeritus of Dissent in New York and professor emeritus of political science at Bernard... Read more > April 2024

Soundtrack of my life in Israel – Part Two

By Sarah Tuttle-Singer
Sarah Tuttle-Singer is the author of Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered: One Woman's Year in the Heart of the... Read more > April 2024

Those Who Tried: Conversations with the Peace Processors | Episode 1: ‘Focus on institution-building not dramatic diplomatic breakthroughs’: A Conversation...

By Elliott Abrams
This new Fathom podcast series is called Those Who Tried: Conversations with the Peace Processors. We will seek... Read more > March 2024

Opinion | Yes to recognising a Palestinian state now

By Jack Omer-Jackaman
Fathom Deputy Editor Jack Omer-Jackaman, writing in a personal capacity, argues in favour of the US unilaterally recognising... Read more > March 2024

Statistically Impossible: A Critical Analysis of Hamas’s Women and Children Casualty Figures

By Tom Simpson, Lewi Stone and Gregory Rose
How reliable are the casualty figures issued by the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry? The answer offered in this... Read more > March 2024

Soundtrack of my life in Israel – Part One

By Sarah Tuttle-Singer
Sarah Tuttle-Singer is the author of Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered: One Woman's Year in the Heart of the... Read more > March 2024

‘We can have a debate about whether Hamas did the right thing’: Judith Butler’s Moral Relativism

By Cary Nelson
Academic Judith Butler’s evolving responses to 7 October are critically examined by Cary Nelson.   When Judith Butler expressed... Read more > March 2024

‘Reactionary Anti-Imperialism’ as the new Totalitarian Temptation, from Foucault to 7 October

By Karl-Markus Gauß
Karl-Markus Gauß is editor in chief of the literary magazine Literatur und Kritik. This article first appeared in... Read more > March 2024

The Peace Process, Past and Future: An Insider’s Reflections and Advice

By Yair Hirschfeld
Yair Hirschfeld was one of two Israeli academics (alongside the late Ron Pundak) who began unofficial and secret... Read more > March 2024

Telegram Warfare: The New Frontier of Psychological Warfare in the Israel-Palestine Conflict

By Tal Hagin
Social Media platforms like Telegram have become integral to Hamas’s communications and information warfare. OSINT analyst Tal Hagin... Read more > March 2024

7 October and the Miseducation of the Palestinian Child

By Jonathan Myers
Jonathan Myers examines the systematic grooming of the Palestinian child to hate ‘the demonic Jew’.  Brought up to... Read more > March 2024

Book Review | My Life as a Jew

By Philip Mendes
Michael Gawenda is a well-known Australian journalist. He was editor of the centre-left Melbourne Age for seven years... Read more > March 2024

Why the Israeli Left needs a New Alliance with Religious Voters

By Sam Shube
Israeli democracy requires a shift from the politics of selective exclusion to one of strategic inclusion that embraces... Read more > February 2024

‘Eat Their Skulls’: The Pleasures of Antisemitism, revisited after 7 October

By Eve Garrard
Eve Garrard’s 2013 'The Pleasures of Antisemitism', argued that not merely cognitive errors but also deep emotional satisfactions... Read more > February 2024

Book Review | Israel’s War on Gaza

By Barry Finger
It turns out that Dara Horn was overly generous in her concession that ‘People Love Dead Jews.’ The... Read more > February 2024

After the Pogrom: An Australian Journalist Reflects

By Michael Gawenda
Australian journalist Michael Gawenda reflects on tensions on the Australian Jewish left through the prism of 7 October.... Read more > February 2024

On the Palestinianisation of Israel Studies

By Alex Stein
Alex Stein argues that by imposing a rigid ideological standard for scholarship on Israel-Palestine, the new journal Palestine/Israel Review... Read more > February 2024

Opinion | Saudi normalisation now. A Palestinian state later

By Paul Gross
With reports suggesting the Biden White House is considering unilateral recognition of a Palestinian state, Paul Gross argues... Read more > February 2024

Post-Bibi: Aligning two-state hopes with Israeli fears after 7 October

By Michael Rubin
After 7 October the idea that any Palestinian actor can be trusted to control territory on Israel’s borders... Read more > February 2024

‘No solidarity with the victims and hostages, no word of empathy’: Reactions from European club culture to the Supernova Festival...

By Tanja Ehmann
Tanja Ehmann asks why, despite the massacre at the Supernova music festival, parts of the European club culture... Read more > February 2024

Faculty for Academic Freedom and Against Antisemitism: Mission Statement and Background Information

By Cary Nelson and Brett Kaufman
‘Faculty for Justice in Palestine’, has been formed and is growing fast on campuses in the US. Cary... Read more > February 2024

Resilience, Social Cohesion and Democracy: The Three Keys to Rebuilding Israel After 7 October

By Mike Prashker
Mike Prashker founded MERCHAVIM: The Institute for the Advancement of Shared Citizenship in Israel in 1998 and directed... Read more > February 2024

Hamas Exploitation of Hospitals for Hostage Taking: The Legal Imperative to Investigate Aiding and Abetting of War Crimes

By Anne Herzberg
Gaza’s hospitals were used to conceal hostages. Who knew what and when? Whether hospital staff were involved, and... Read more > February 2024

Progressive except for Jews (PEJs): The Australian Greens and the 7 October Hamas Death Squad Massacre

By Philip Mendes
Following 7 October the Greens were the only Australian political party that refused to support a federal parliamentary... Read more > February 2024

Arabs and Jews: The Holocaust and its Aftermath

By Sabrina Soffer
Sabrina Soffer is former Commissioner of the Task Force to Combat Antisemitism at the George Washington University and... Read more > February 2024

"We didn't understand Hamas at all" | Fathom Interview: Michael Milshtein

By Michael Milshtein
On 25 January 2024, Fathom Deputy Editors Calev Ben-Dor and Jack Omer-Jackaman interviewed Michael Milshtein, a leading expert... Read more > February 2024

“Even Jews themselves often hear about Zionism through its detractors” | Fathom Interview: Einat Wilf

By Einat Wilf
On 22 January 2024, Fathom Deputy Editors Jack Omer-Jackaman and Calev Ben-Dor interviewed Einat Wilf. They discussed Wilf's... Read more > February 2024

A Response to The Jewish Chronicle’s review of 'Mapping the New Left Antisemitism: The Fathom Essays' (Routledge, 2023)

By Alan Johnson
David Hirsh and I have been reading, researching, writing and politically organising to counter left antisemitism for around... Read more > February 2024

Book Review | Nazis, Islamic Antisemitism and the Middle East

By Daniel Ben-Ami
Nazis, Islamic Antisemitism and the Middle East tells the story of an important but largely unknown chapter of... Read more > February 2024

Denying 7 October: The Case of Former ANC Minister Ronnie Kasrils

By David Benatar
David Benatar is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He examines the... Read more > February 2024

Rereadings | Demonopathy: Leon Pinsker’s Theory of Antisemitism

By Philip Earl Steele
Philip Earl Steele rereads Autoemancipation! author Leon Pinsker’s theory of antisemitism. Could our innate ‘fear of ghosts’ really... Read more > February 2024

Antizionism at the Modern Language Association

By Cary Nelson
After nearly two decades of trying, on 6 January the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting finally succeeded in... Read more > February 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | A Multilateral and Bottom-Up Approach to End the Israeli-Palestinian Tragedy

By John Lyndon
John Lyndon is the CEO of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP). Since 7 October, violence and... Read more > January 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | Why it's time for the UK to lead multilateral support for Israeli-Palestinian civil society peacebuilding

By Rachael Liss
Rachael Liss is the European Policy and Development Coordinator for ALLMEP, working on the design and implementation of ALLMEP's European and... Read more > January 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: The Intersection of Youth, Political Engagement, and Intergenerational Responsibility

By Wasim Almasri
Wasim Almasri is the Director of Programs for the Alliance of Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), a coalition of... Read more > January 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | Reconstruction and Renewal in Gaza, Two Scenarios

By Kamal Mashharawi
Kamal Mashharawi is a Palestinian entrepreneur and peace activist from Gaza. He has written previously about his and... Read more > Article January 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | How my Israeli and Palestinian friends want you to talk about them

By Avi Meyerstein
Avi Meyerstein is the founder and president of the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP). Should we talk about... Read more > January 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | Standing Together is forging Jewish-Palestinian solidarity for peace

By Dina Kraft
Journalist Dina Kraft profiles Standing Together activist Sally Abed who argues ‘peace is a very, very radical word.... Read more > January 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | Interview: Givat Haviva

By Mohammad Darawshe and Michal Sela
Fathom deputy editor Jack Omer-Jackaman speaks to Mohammad Darawshe and Michal Sela of Givat Haviva, an Israeli civil... Read more > January 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | Interview: Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

By Tareq Abu Hamed and Eliza Mayo
Fathom deputy editor Jack Omer-Jackaman speaks with Tareq Abu Hamed and Eliza Mayo of the Arava Institute for... Read more > January 2024

Peacebuilding Special Issue | “Groundwork” Podcasts: "Echoes of Home" and "Two States, One Homeland"

By Fathom Editors
Here, as part of our special Issue dedicated to the work of the Alliance for Middle East Peace... Read more > January 2024

Israeli Democracy: An Audit and a Proposal for Reform

By Vernon Bogdanor
Sir Vernon Bogdanor is Professor of Government, King’s College London and a member of the International Advisory Council... Read more > January 2024

Scandalous Indoctrination: Inside a Kings College Counter-Terrorism Course for UK Civil Servants

By Anna Stanley
A former civil servant, Anna Stanley reports on a counter-terrorism course she attended which she found a deeply,... Read more > January 2024

Universities in Crisis | What three American University Presidents should have said to the US Congress about campus antisemitism

By Cary Nelson
Cary Nelson is emeritus professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Hate Speech and Academic Freedom... Read more > January 2024

"What worries me most is the lack of a plan for the day after Hamas" | Fathom Interview: Dr Rob...

By Rob Geist Pinfold
Fathom Deputy Editors Jack Omer-Jackaman and Calev Ben-Dor talk to Dr Rob Geist Pinfold, Lecturer in Peace and... Read more > November 2023

In Defence of the Jewish People: A Christian Priest Reflects on 7 October

By Revd Ray Gaston
Revd Ray Gaston has been involved in grassroots interfaith dialogue and action as an Anglican priest throughout his... Read more > November 2023

Fathom Long Read | Lethal Journalism and the Pattern: Why the World Fell for Hamas’ Al Ahli Lie

By Richard Landes
Richard Landes is author of Can ‘The Whole World’ Be Wrong? Lethal Journalism, Antisemitism, and Global Jihad (2022)... Read more > November 2023

‘The ISIS-ization of Hamas is a threat not only to Israel but to everyone’: Interview with IDF Lieutenant Colonel Avichay...

By Suzan Quitaz
Suzan Quitaz is a journalist at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, having worked previously at the Qatari... Read more > November 2023

Opinion | Beyond the Carnage: Credo of a democratic Zionist

By Sam Shube
A member of Kibbutz Nir Am near Gaza, and outgoing executive Director of the Hagar Association which operates... Read more > November 2023

Book Review | Amos Oz: Writer, Activist, Icon

By Liam Hoare
At the time of another episode in the Israel-Hamas conflict, Operation Protective Edge in 2014, Amos Oz opened... Read more > November 2023

Celebrating Terror – new research indicates a radicalisation of antisemitic discourse about Israel online in the wake of the Hamas...

By Matthew Bolton
Matthew Bolton, of the Centre for Research on Antisemitism at Berlin‘s Technische Universität introduces the centre’s Decoding Antisemitism... Read more > November 2023

Gaza After Hamas: How to Win the Peace

By Michael Rubin
Michael Rubin is Director of Labour Friends of Israel. He argues here for an urgent international plan for... Read more > November 2023

Human Rights Watch: Destructive Agenda, Token Balance

By Gerald M. Steinberg
Gerald M. Steinberg is emeritus professor of politics at Bar Ilan University and president of NGO Monitor. The... Read more > November 2023

“I am happy Netanyahu is indecisive” | Fathom Interview: Dr Ahron Bregman

By Ahron Bregman
Fathom editors Alan Johnson and Jack Omer-Jackaman talk to Dr Ahron Bregman, Senior Teaching Fellow at King's College... Read more > October 2023

‘Daddy, Daddy, God, why am I alive?’ | A harrowing report from a journalist who watched raw footage of the...

By Suzan Quitaz
Suzan Quitaz was among the international journalists invited to watch the raw footage of the atrocities committed by... Read more > October 2023

Archive | Intellectual Incitement: The Anti-Zionist Ideology and the Anti-Zionist Subject (2015)

By Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson – @Fathom_Journal – is the editor of Fathom. He published this chapter in 2015 in The... Read more > October 2023

Opinion | After the Hamas Pogrom, we can see what American Universities have become

By Gabriel Noah Brahm
Gabriel Noah Brahm is Professor of English and World Literature at Northern Michigan University and Visiting Researcher in... Read more > October 2023

Opinion | Why Don’t Israeli Women Count for ‘UN Women’?

By Hamutal Gouri
An open letter signed by dozens of women’s groups from Israel and around the world criticises the failure... Read more > October 2023

Opinion | Israeli military action to defeat Hamas is proportionate to the threat from Hamas

By Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson – @Fathom_Journal – is the editor of Fathom. What is meant by ‘proportionality’ in war? Let’s... Read more > October 2023

Opinion | A ceasefire would normalise the pogrom

By Cary Nelson
Cary Nelson argues that those calling for a ceasefire ignore, are ignorant of, or are unconcerned by the... Read more > October 2023

Archive | Six Myths about Hamas (2014)

By Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson – @Fathom_Journal – is the editor of Fathom. He gave this speech in 2014, after the... Read more > October 2023

Opinion | ‘A new turning point in the history of the State of Israel. Most people don’t understand that’

By Giora Eiland
In a briefing, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Giora Eiland, former head of the Israeli National Security Council, Strategic Planning... Read more > Article October 2023

Opinion | For the Total Defeat of Hamas, Against the ‘Total Siege’ of Gaza

By Alan Johnson & Jack Omer-Jackaman
Alan Johnson – @Fathom_Journal – and Jack Omer-Jackaman are editors of Fathom. Israel is at war. A war... Read more > October 2023

Diary from Jerusalem | Susi Doring Preston | Safe but broken

By Susi Doring Preston
In a beautifully written heartfelt diary from Jerusalem, Susi Doring Preston, a mother of four and high-tech professional,... Read more > Article October 2023

Opinion | The battle-lines are clear. Which side are you on?

By Joe Schwartz
In this impassioned piece, Joe Schwartz places the Hamas pogrom in the context of Jewish history - the... Read more > Article October 2023

Opinion | The pro-Israel case against a ground invasion of Gaza

By Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson – @Fathom_Journal – is the editor of Fathom and of Mapping the New Left Antisemitism: The... Read more > October 2023

Opinion | Walking the thin (red) line

By Samuel Lebens
In a Facebook musing, Israeli-British philosopher Samuel Lebens argues that the current war with Hamas is justified, but... Read more > October 2023

‘Progressives’ and the Hamas Pogrom: An A-Z Guide

By Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson – @Fathom_Journal – is the editor of Fathom and editor of Mapping the New Left Antisemitism:... Read more > October 2023

Opinion | Israel was unprepared on three levels: strategically, operationally and tactically. We must now defeat, not just contain, Hamas

By Yossi Kuperwasser
Yossi Kuperwasser was chief of the research division in IDF Military Intelligence, and until recently, director general of... Read more > October 2023

Opinion | The war in Israel/Palestine

By Alliance for Workers' Liberty
The Alliance for Workers Liberty (AWL), a UK radical socialist organisation, posted this statement on 8 October 2023. ... Read more > October 2023

Book Review | Challenging the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement: Twenty Years of Responding to Anti-Israel Campaigns

By Kenneth Waltzer
This collection of essays prepared by Ronnie and Lola Fraser, veteran British anti-BDS activists, assesses how friends of... Read more > Article

My peoples, our children

By Rawan Osman
In this impassioned opinion piece, Syrian-Lebanese peace activist Rawan Osman reflects on her journey from the antisemitism and... Read more > Article October 2023

The Imperative of Liberal Zionism: A Response to Anthony Julius’ essay ‘Whither Liberal Zionism?'

By Toby Greene
Toby Greene is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and former deputy-editor of Fathom. His publications include:... Read more > September 2023

TV Review: The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem

By Noga Emanuel
Noga Emanuel reviews the TV series The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem, a dramatic adaptation of Sarit Yishai-Levy’s bestselling... Read more > September 2023

Rewriting the History of the Corbyn Years (Part 3): Agenda Broadcasting from Al Jazeera’s The Labour Files

By John Ware
John Ware was the reporter for the 2019 BBC Panorama documentary Is Labour Antisemitic? In Part 1 of... Read more > September 2023

The ‘Institute for the Critical Study of Zionism’: A New Stage in the Degradation of the American University

By Cary Nelson et al
The members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom Executive Committee – Cary Nelson (Chair), Susana Cavallo, David Greenberg,... Read more > September 2023

Fathom Collection Published by Routledge Press

By Fathom Editors
Mapping the New Left Antisemitism: The Fathom Essays provides a comprehensive guide to contemporary Left antisemitism. The rise of... Read more > September 2023

The Democratic Socialists of America just endorsed ethnic murder

By Ari Allyn-Feuer
The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest left-wing organisation in the United States and a prominent... Read more > July 2023

Democratic Socialism, Israel and the Jews: An Interview with Michael Harrington (1975), with new preface by Mitchell Cohen (2020)

By Mitchell Cohen and Michael Harrington
The interview reproduced below, with Michael Harrington (1928-1989), the leading US democratic socialist of the second half of... Read more > March 2020

Towards Israel-Saudi Normalisation?

By BICOM
In comments this week, President Joe Biden discussed the possibility of normalisation between Israel and Saudi Arabia. While... Read more > July 2023

Book Review | Zionism During the Holocaust: The Weaponisation of Memory in the Service of State and Nation

By Marc Goldberg
Zionism During the Holocaust: The Weaponisation of Memory in the Service of State and Nation is perhaps the... Read more > July 2023

An Open Letter from Jewish Scholars about Today’s Intellectual Environment

By David Bernstein et al.
A group of over 230 Jewish scholars has signed an open letter expressing concern 'about the current ideological... Read more > July 2023

The 1948 Arab war against Israel: An aftershock of World War II?

By Matthias Kuntzel
Matthias Küntzel’s new book, Nazis, Islamic Antisemitism and the Middle East, explores the still under-analysed impact of Nazi... Read more > June 2023

Israel and the Haredim – Between integration and separatism: A Review Essay

By Daniel Goldman
Daniel Goldman is a businessman, social activist and a former chair of the Coalition for Haredi Employment, Gesher... Read more > June 2023

13 Ways for Israel to securely create a better status quo

By Justin Feldman
Justin Feldman argues that any solution to the conflict must first bring both peoples closer together in better... Read more > June 2023

Fathom eBook: Birthing Zionism – Studies of 19th-century British Christian Zionists: George Eliot, Laurence Oliphant and Rev. William Hechler

By Philip Earl Steele
This Fathom eBook collects three essays by Philip Earl Steele published in Fathom Journal between 2019 and 2022:... Read more > June 2023

A good principle misapplied: the case for thinking again about the Jamie Driscoll decision

By Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson, writing in a personal capacity, asks if the UK Labour Party has misapplied the principle of... Read more > June 2023

The Zionist Case for a Divided Jerusalem

By Blake Flayton and Samuel J. Hyde
Blake Flayton is a columnist for the Jewish Journal and Samuel J. Hyde is a writer and political... Read more > June 2023