Opinion | The Balkanisation of the IDF: A Looming Danger?

By Sam Shube
Sam Shube resides in a Kibbutz on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. He argues US sanctions on... Read more > Article May 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

"What makes the Palestinian predicament special is displacement, occupation and fragmentation – the outcome of their defeat in three Arab-Israeli...

By Shany Mor
Fathom editors Alan Johnson and Calev Ben Dor talk to Dr Shany Mor, lecturer in political thought at... Read more > Article November 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

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 | ‘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 | 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

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

Opinion | ‘Labour’s stance on Israel-Palestine is shifting back to the balanced, mature and constructive approach of the Blair-Brown years’:...

By Michael Rubin
Michael Rubin is the Director of Labour Friends of Israel. Six years ago, at his first conference as... Read more > Article

Mandate100| 1920: A Pivotal Year Reexamined

By Yisrael Medad
Fathom is marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the British Mandate with a series of essays.... Read more > Article

Zionist Responses to the Trump Peace Plan (2): Trump’s plan is mad, bad and dangerous to all

By Jack Omer-Jackaman
Jack Omer-Jackaman is the author of Caught Somewhere Between Zion and Galut: Israel, Zionism and Anglo-Jewish identity 1948-1982... Read more > Article March 2020

Fathom Book Reviews

By Fathom Editors
The Fathom editorial team are seeking reviewers. If you would like to review one of the books below for Fathom,... Read more > Article

Special Offer from The Jewish Review of Books

By Fathom Editors
A special offer for our friends at Fathom: Get a digital subscription for 70% off of the list... Read more > Article

The UK in the Middle East (3) | Emman al-Badawy on UK strategy and the region’s youth quake

By Dr Emman El-Badawy
On 2 July 2019 the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) organised a one-day conference to explore UK strategy... Read more > Article July 2019

Israel and the Left: Three Studies of the Crisis: (1) IfNotNow and The Dyke March Controversy

By Daniel Kalick
IfNotNow’s support for barring the Jewish Pride flag from the Dyke March was another example of its failure... Read more > Article July 2019

Book Review | Marxist Perspectives on Palestine/Israel

By Stan Crooke
‘A totalising perspective that can grasp the [Israeli] violence as an expression of the capitalist world... an analysis... Read more > April 2019 Article

Israeli Elections: Three Takeaways and One Prediction

By Michael Koplow
Michael Koplow argues that Netanyahu’s indictments are preventing the establishment of a national unity government and believes that... Read more > April 2019 Article

Israeli Elections: Five Takeaways

By Hugh Lovatt
Hugh Lovatt believes that had the Joint List stuck together it may have potentially blocked Netanyahu’s path towards... Read more > April 2019 Article

Israeli Elections: What next for the likely Netanyahu coalition?

By Calev Ben-Dor
Calev Ben-Dor writes that the good news for Netanyahu is that his ability to form a coalition with... Read more > April 2019 Article

IsraelVotes2019 | Yashar: a new grassroots Israeli political movement

By Eran Etzion
Eran Etzion is the former Deputy head of the National Security Council and Head of the Policy Planning... Read more > April 2019 Article

Fathom 22 | Editorial

By Fathom Editors
Welcome to Fathom 22. 2018 was a year of strong growth for the journal. Site visits increased sharply... Read more > Article January 2019

Book Review | Israel’s Technology Economy, Origins and Impact

By Alex Brummer
The image of Israel as a nation of high-tech genius was framed by Den Senor and Saul Singer... Read more > Article

Book Review | Enemies and Neighbours; Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

By Asher Susser
Ian Black has written a very well-researched, comprehensive and insightful survey of a century of Palestinian-Israeli conflict, from... Read more > Article

Burning money: the urgent need to rethink UNRWA

By Simon Waldman
Dr Simon A. Waldman is the author of Anglo-American Diplomacy and the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1948-1951. In this opinion piece he... Read more > Article

After ISIS Symposium

By Fathom Editors
In this symposium, six experts – Kyle Orton, Aymenn al-Tamimi, Craig Whiteside, David Wells, Michael Barak and Ely... Read more > Article

Book Review | Colonialism and the Jews

By John Strawson
Jews, like other peoples, have been much affected by the history of colonialism and empire. The Babylonian exile... Read more > Article

The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas: an interview with Grant Rumley and Amir Tibon

By Grant Rumley and Amir Tibon
Fathom Assistant Editor Samuel Nurding sat down with Grant Rumley and Amir Tibon to discuss their new book... Read more > Article

Einat Wilf: Constructive ambiguity has not worked. Peace needs constructive specificity

By Einat Wilf
Einat Wilf is one of the most creative Israeli thinkers on the peace process. In this talk to... Read more > Article

Fathom Forum | Professor Sammy Smooha: ‘Israeli Democracy in Comparative Perspective’

By Sammy Smooha
Sammy Smooha is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Haifa, and winner of the 2008 Israel... Read more > Article Spring 2017

1967 | 'A deal with the region should go through Ramallah’: an interview with Nidal Foqaha

By Nidal Foqaha
Nidal Foqaha is Director-General of the Palestinian Peace Coalition-Geneva Initiative in Ramallah. He served as an advisor at... Read more > Article

1967 | ‘The Palestinians won’t pay the price of peace, which is recognition’: an interview with Michael Oren

By Michael Oren
Michael Oren is a former Israeli ambassador to the US and currently serves as Deputy Minister for Diplomacy... Read more > Article

1967 | The international media and the Six-Day War

By Meron Medzini
Professor Meron Medzini served as the Director of Israel’s Government Press Office (GPO) in Jerusalem during the Six-Day... Read more > Article

1967 | Internalising defeat – the Six-Day War and the Arab world: an interview with Kanan Makiya

By Kanan Makiya
Kanan Makiya is known for two seminal books - Republic of Fear, which called attention to the cruel... Read more > Article Spring 2017

New thinking on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process: towards a hybrid approach

The peace process is currently at an impasse. Bringing the parties together for another intensive effort at reaching... Read more > Article Spring 2017

1967 | Don’t believe the hype: the settlers have not made the two-state solution unachievable

By Orni Petruschka and Gilead Sher
After 50 years of Israeli control over the West Bank, increasing numbers believe that a ‘two states for... Read more > Article Spring 2017

Book Review │ Judas

By Liam Hoare
Amos Oz was 14 when, two years after his mother took her own life, he left the city... Read more > Article

The old ways have had their day. Peace-making will look very different in the era of Trump

By Claire Spencer
Claire Spencer is Senior Research Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Programme and Second Century Initiative,... Read more > Article Autumn 2016

The Israeli-Palestinian Arena – what could be done short of an agreement

By Michael Herzog
Michael Herzog has been a participant in nearly all Israeli-Palestinian negotiations since 1993. In this important essay, which... Read more > Article Autumn 2016

The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu: an interview with Neill Lochery

By Neill Lochery
Neil Lochery is the Catherine Lewis Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Studies at University College London (UCL).... Read more > Article Autumn 2016

Opinion amongst the young is drifting. An International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace is urgently needed

By Joel Braunold John Lyndon
‘The best people to convince Israelis that Palestinians are not monsters, and to show the Palestinians that Israelis... Read more > Article Autumn 2016