Criticism of Israel is not Antisemitic. But ‘Anti-Zionism’ is. This is why

By Russell A. Shalev
Russell Shalev argues that human rights movements cannot adequately address anti-Jewish discrimination, harassment or violence without recognising the... Read more > July 2021

UK-Israel 2021 | The Flourishing of UK-Israel Academic Networks

By John Levy
John Levy, Director of the Academic Study Group on Israel and the Middle East (ASG) explains how his... Read more > July 2021

Three best books on Zionism, recommended by Gil Troy

By Gil Troy
Fathom is inviting experts to select their three favourite books about a subject. The series began with Sara... Read more > April 2021

Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People | An interview with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

By Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy
Fathom Deputy Editor Samuel Nurding spoke with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy about Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and... Read more > November 2020

The Poverty of 'Anti-Zionism' and the Renewal of Zionism

By Alex Ryvchin
‘Anti-Zionism’ writes Alex Ryvchin, ‘has spawned White Papers that locked Jews in a Europe intent on killing them,... Read more > October 2020

Fathom eBook | Essays on the British Mandate in Palestine, 1920-1948

By Fathom Editors
Fathom has published a new eBook to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the British Mandate,... Read more > August 2020

Opinions | How Not To Quote Ze’ev Jabotinsky: A Reply to Peter Beinart

By Yisrael Medad
Yisrael Medad argues that Peter Beinart’s quoting of Ze’ev Jabotinsky in his recent essay, as in his earlier... Read more > July 2020

Opinions | And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down?

By Shaul Judelman
Rabbi Shaul Judelman is the Israeli co-Director for the NGO Roots, a unique network of local Palestinians and Israelis... Read more > July 2020

Mandate100 | The ‘Antisemite Ernest Bevin’ and the day Britain recognised the State of Israel

By Ronnie Fraser
Ronnie Fraser was working in the Israel State archives when he came across a lengthy and confidential document... Read more > July 2020

Why Memmi Matters

By Susie Linfield
Albert Memmi, who died recently, was a Jew, an Arab, a Zionist, an anti-colonialist, a secularist, a socialist,... Read more > June 2020

Mandate100 | ‘Neither a Jewish State nor an Arab State’: How Zionist Bi-Nationalism Tried and Failed to Change the Face...

By Ben Reiff
In a penetrating study that draws on extensive archival research Ben Reiff asks why the small but vociferous... Read more > April 2020

Keir Starmer is UK Labour’s new leader. Will he set a new course on Israel and Antisemitism?

By Luke Akehurst
Sir Keir Starmer has been elected as the British Labour Party’s new Leader. Luke Akehurst, a former member... Read more > April 2020

Mandate100 | ‘A Clean Cut’ for Palestine: The Peel Commission Reexamined

By Oren Kessler
In this fascinating dive into the archives Oren Kessler reveals the dramatic exchanges that shaped Lord Peel’s 1936... Read more > March 2020

British Christian Zionism (Part 2): the work of Laurence Oliphant

By Philip Earl Steele
The literary, diplomatic and direct organisational efforts of the British Christian Zionist Laurence Oliphant were central to the... Read more > January 2020

Book Review | The Impact of Zionism and Israel on Anglo-Jewry’s Identity 1948-1982: Caught Somewhere Between Zion and Galut

By Azriel Bermant
Jack Omer-Jackaman’s book could not be more timely given the challenge facing Diaspora Jewry today, with heightened concerns... Read more > November 2019

Book Review | Legacy of Empire: Britain, Zionism and the Creation of Israel

By Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
A better title for this book would have been Original Sin: Britain’s Embrace of the Zionist Movement. In... Read more > October 2019

To fix the Israel-Diaspora relationship, make our communal organisations genuinely representative

By Jay Ruderman
Jay Ruderman is the President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, which focuses on the inclusion of people with... Read more > October 2019

Reflections on Jabotinsky’s 1906 pamphlet ‘The Bund and Zionism’

By Yisrael Medad
Yisrael Medad is deputy editor of the forthcoming critical English-language edition of the writings of the revisionist Zionist... Read more > June 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

IsraelVotes2019 | Forget Left and Right. 'Declaration of Independence' or 'Nation-State Law' is now the real divide in Israeli politics

By Paul Gross
Paul Gross argues that the most fundamental difference between the main parties in the upcoming elections is not... Read more > March 2019

One More Dunam, One More Goat: Re-learning How Real Change Happens in Israel and Palestine

By John Lyndon
‘In Israel, the group which has sketched out its bold vision of the future most clearly, invested resources... Read more > January 2019

British Jews and Israel – how is the relationship evolving? A Symposium | Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner

By Laura Janner Klausner
In July 2018, an opinion piece in the Jewish Chronicle identified ‘fundamental questions which must now be urgently... Read more > November 2018

British Jews and Israel – how is the relationship evolving? A Symposium | Mick Davis

By Sir Mick Davis
In July 2018, an opinion piece in the Jewish Chronicle identified ‘fundamental questions which must now be urgently... Read more > November 2018

British Jews and Israel – how is the relationship evolving? A Symposium | Tamara Berens

By Tamara Berens
In July 2018, an opinion piece in the Jewish Chronicle identified ‘fundamental questions which must now be urgently... Read more > November 2018

British Jews and Israel – how is the relationship evolving? A Symposium | Simon Gordon

By Simon Gordon
In July 2018, an opinion piece in the Jewish Chronicle identified ‘fundamental questions which must now be urgently... Read more > November 2018

Moving toward a new paradigm together? An Israeli responds to Hussein Agha

By Edward Rettig
In this cautiously hopeful response to Hussein Agha’s Fathom interview, Israeli Edward Rettig argues that his analysis of... Read more > October 2018

‘A liberal society and respect for human rights are critically important for the well-being of the individual’: an interview with...

By Michael Sfard
Leading Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard talked to Fathom about his new book, The Wall and the Gate:... Read more > September 2018

What is Left antisemitism?

By Sean Matgamna
Contemporary left-wing antisemitism is first and foremost a denial of Israel’s right to exist and, as a result, a comprehensive hostility... Read more > September 2018

The Zionist Ideas: an interview with Gil Troy

By Gil Troy
Professor Gil Troy’s The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland―Then, Now, Tomorrow is a compilation of over... Read more > September 2018

The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland — Then, Now, Tomorrow

By Gil Troy
Reproduced from The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland—Then, Now, and Tomorrow, edited by Gil Troy by... Read more > September 2018

Israel70 | The Global Enigma

By Sammy Smooha
In this careful mapping of the state of a country and a people at 70 the sociologist and... Read more > July 2018

Israel70 | Towards a new model for religion and state in Israel

By Ruth Calderon
Dr Ruth Calderon is the former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and MK for the Yesh Atid party.... Read more > June 2018

Book Review | In Search of Israel: The history of an idea

By Colin Shindler
The renowned sociologist, Zygmunt Bauman, a refugee from the anti-Semitic campaign in Communist Poland during the 1960s and... Read more > June 2018

Israel70 | How to fix the crisis in Israel-World Jewry relations

By Gidi Grinstein and Ari Afilalo
Gidi Grinstein and Ari Afilalo argue that on the eve of Israel’s 70th anniversary, it must reembrace its... Read more > April 2018

Israel70 | Yisrael Aumann on gaming Israel's future

By Yisrael Aumann
Yisrael Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician and a professor at the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality... Read more > March 2018

Book Review | Jews and Leftist Politics: Judaism, Israel, Anti-Semitism and Gender

By Colin Shindler
This important book is based on an international conference on Jews and the Left held in New York... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | Anti-Feminism and Anti-Zionism

By Einat Wilf
The shared histories of feminism and Zionism Feminism and Zionism are cut from the same cloth. Both movements... Read more > February 2018

Book Review | The Left in Disarray

By Colin Shindler
Most of the time, the key terms of the anti-capitalist Left have no clear meaning, they express and... Read more > Autumn 2017

Balfour 100 | 'Weizmann corralled the British government behind the Zionist movement': an interview with Jonathan Schneer

By Jonathan Schneer
Jonathan Schneer’s book The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict was praised by Simon Sebag Montefiore... Read more > Autumn 2017

Balfour 100 | Christian Zionism and the Balfour Declaration

By Gershon Shafir
Gershon Shafir argues that British Christian Zionism pre-dated practical Jewish Zionism and helped to ensure that, by the... Read more > Autumn 2017