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Fathom Highlight | 'If we insist on 100 per cent of the land, the Zionist dream is over'. An interview with Ephraim Sneh / 10 December / 2019

Our Fathom Highlight this week features two pieces. Fathom’s Deputy Editor, Samuel Nurding, interviews former Israeli Deputy Defence Minister, Ephraim Sneh, examining the current state of Israeli politics, opportunities for engagement with the Palestinian Authority and the geostrategic challenges Israel faces throughout the region. And, Donna Robinson Divine reviews Social Justice and Israel/Palestine: Foundational and Contemporary Debates, edited by Aaron J. Hahn Tapper and Mira Sucharov.

Our Image of the Week shows Orthodox Jewish men blocking a road in Jerusalem during a protest against the jailing of a Jewish student who failed to comply with an army recruitment order on December 8, 2019.

Our Voice of the Week is a Council on Foreign Relations/Institute for National Security Studies symposium event exploring Israel’s political and national security landscape in the midst of US retrenchment. With former IDF Brigadier General (Res.), Assaf Orion, senior fellow at Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, Tamara Cofman Wittes, and former US Ambassador to Israel, Martin Indyk, December 2, 2019.

‘If we insist on 100 per cent of the land, we will end up like Lebanon: it will be an end to the Zionist dream’: an interview with Ephraim Sneh

by Ephraim Sneh

Ephraim Sneh is a former Deputy Defence Minister of Israel. He was a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 1992 and 2008 and served in several ministerial posts. Out of office he has challenged the prevailing wisdom that Israel lacks a partner for peace. In a wide-ranging interview with Samuel Nurding he discusses the political deadlock in Israel, the implications for Israel of the loss of the bi-partisan strategic alliance with the US in favour of a...

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Book Review | Social Justice and Israel/Palestine
by Donna Robinson Divine

In the introduction to Social Justice and Israel/Palestine, Aaron J. Hahn Tapper and Mira Sucharov reflect on their pedagogic principles and purposes in presenting this...

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