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

Reading Hannah Arendt’s 'On Violence' in Israel

By Sarit Larry
In this thought-provoking essay, Sarit Larry examines Israel's discourse of 'security' through the prism of Hannah Arendt’s seminal essay... Read more > November 2018

‘I had planned to own a farm but I ended up in the Israeli political zoo’: an interview with MK...

By Sharren Haskel
From combat soldier to veterinary nurse to the youngest MK in the Knesset, Sharren Haskel has had an... Read more > November 2018

‘Israel needs social cohesion as well as nanotechnology’: an interview with Mike Prashker

By Mike Prashker
While Israel was never the harmonious campfire of legend, it is now an extremely crowded, contested and combustible... Read more > October 2018

‘With every day that passes, we seem to be going further away from the values on which this country is...

By Alona Vinograd
Alona Vinograd is Director of the Center for Democratic Values and Institutions at the Israel Democracy Institute. Deputy... Read more > October 2018

Israel’s Nation-State Law and the three circles of solidarity: a round table with Ruth Gavison

By Ruth Gavison
Ruth Gavison is Professor Emerita of Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an Israel Prize... 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

Israel 70 | Young Voices: Can Jerusalem become a capital of tolerance?

By Michal Shilor
Michal Shilor believes Jerusalem should be known as ‘the tolerance capital of the world.’ She works at the... Read more > June 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: Reading Herzl’s Altneuland in 2018

By Asaf Yusufov
Asaf Yusufov is a former counsellor and manager at Tel Aviv’s Barnoar (an LGBTQ Youth Club) and is... Read more > June 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: Involving Arabs in political decision-making is right in principle and vital for Israel’s social cohesion

By Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya
Nasreen Hadad Haj-Yahya is Director of the Israel Democracy Institute’s Arab-Jewish Relations Programme. She argues that as the... Read more > June 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: We must heal our divisions to redeem the world

By Daniel HaLevi
Daniel HaLevi is the director of a pre-military academy. He suggests that a guide to Israel’s best future... Read more > June 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: The Israeli centre must seize the future

By Yair Zivan
Yair Zivan is Foreign Affairs Advisor to Yesh Atid Chairperson Yair Lapid. He argues that to answer the... Read more > June 2018

Israel70 | ‘Leadership is telling your own people things that are difficult to hear’: an interview with Yair Lapid

By Yair Lapid
According to the latest polls, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid is Israel's most liked politician after the Prime Minister.... Read more > May 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: From the Kibbutz to the shared economy?

By Netta Geist
Netta Geist is a former Parliamentary Advisor to MK Stav Shaffir. She holds an MA in Public Policy... Read more > April 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: Will a leader of Middle Eastern descent emerge to lead this Middle Eastern country?

By Hen Mazzig
Hen Mazzig is an Israeli writer, international speaker, social media activist and advocate. Hen’s family comes from Iraq... Read more > April 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: A Plea for Civility  

By Aaron Kalman
Aaron Kalman is a diplomatic adviser to Education Minister Naftali Bennett and former Jewish Agency Emissary to Australia.... Read more > April 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: The moderate majority in Israel must find its voice in the decade ahead

By Tel Aviv Widrich
Tel Aviv Widrich is director of operations for Darkenu. Meaningful change in Israel, though desired by the moderate... Read more > April 2018

Israel70 | Diaspora70: Reflections of an Old Zionist

By Michael Walzer
Michael Walzer is one of America's foremost political thinkers. To mark Israel’s 70th birthday he urges the embrace... Read more > April 2018

Israel70 | It is time for the minority to establish itself as a political actor in Israeli decision-making

By Mohammad Darawshe
Mohammad Darawshe is Director of the Center for Shared Society at Givat Haviva Institute and also served as... Read more > March 2018

Israel70 | Democracy against all odds, or at odds with democracy?

By Yohanan Plesner
Yochanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute, argues that in order for Israel to secure a democratic... Read more > March 2018

Israel70 | Celebrating the argument

By Einat Wilf with Shany Mor
Zionism and the State of Israel are unique examples of a movement of national liberation, and a state,... Read more > March 2018

Israel70 | Young Voices: Israel's Arabs should be in Israel's government

By Tal Harris
Tal Harris is the spokesperson of MK Amir Peretz and a PhD candidate in sociology on urban migration... Read more > April 2018

Feminism in Israel | Feminism and the melodies of Judaism

By Elana Maryles Sztokman
The decision of Elana Maryles Sztokman, a long-time leading figure in US and Israeli Orthodox Jewish feminism to... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | Contesting social exclusion in Israel

By Michal Gera Margaliot and Miriam Zalkind
In this in-depth interview with Fathom deputy editor Calev Ben-Dor, the leaders of the Israel Women’s Network raise... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | 'Religious women in the IDF increasingly won’t let religious authorities tell them what to do': an...

By Rachel Tevet-Vizel
Rachel Tevet Vizel was ‘gender advisor’ to the IDF Chief of Staff from 2011 to 2017,a period that... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | ‘There is a place for everyone in this feminist struggle for life’: an interview with Samah...

By Samah Salaime
Samah Salaime is the founder of Na’am/Arab Women in the Center. A social worker, she lives and works... Read more > February 2018

The Netanyahu Years: an interview with Ben Caspit

By Ben Caspit
In this exclusive interview, Fathom deputy editor Calev Ben-Dor sits down with Ben Caspit, a senior columnist for... Read more > Winter 2017

Feminism in Israel | Women in Israel – a revolution halted?

By Dahlia Scheindlin
In this careful mapping of the terrain, Dahlia Scheindlin examines whether the forward march of women in Israel... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | Haredi Feminism: an interview with Pnina Pfeuffer

By Pnina Pfeuffer
Pnina Pfeuffer is a leading figure in Haredi feminism and a regular columnist for Ha’aretz, Jerusalem Post, and... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | Feminism and the melodies of Judaism

By Elana Maryles Sztokman
The decision of Elana Maryles Sztokman, a long-time leading figure in US and Israeli Orthodox Jewish feminism to... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | Gender equality and the status of women in Israel: an interview with MK Aliza Lavie

By Aliza Lavie
Aliza Lavie is a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid and a senior lecturer at the School of Communication at Bar-Ilan University.... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | Meeting the challenges, making the changes: governing for women’s equality

By Rachel Azaria
Rachel Azaria is a Modern Orthodox Israeli politician, currently serving as a member of the Knesset for Kulanu.... Read more > February 2018

Feminism in Israel | ‘Pious men and dangerous women’: sex-segregation as a threat to women’s equality in Israel - an...

By Yofi Tirosh
Dr Yofi Tirosh is angry that she is still devoting ‘most of my time, energy, rage and despair... Read more > February 2018

BDS and DSA: the American Left loses its way

By Jo-Ann Mort
Dissent editorial board member Jo-Ann Mort, a cofounder of the Democratic Socialists of America and former vice-chair (and... Read more > Autumn 2017

Book Review | We Were the Future: A Memoir of the Kibbutz

By Liam Hoare
Of all the aspects and institutions of kibbutz life, the children’s house is one that in particular continues... Read more > Autumn 2017

Human Rights and German-Israeli relations after the Gabriel Affair

By Gadi Taub
In April 2017 the social democratic German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel decided to meet with Breaking the Silence... Read more > Autumn 2017

A question of moral responsibility: an interview with Hagai El-Ad of B’Tselem

By Hagai El-Ad
Hagai El-Ad is the Executive Director of B'Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the... Read more > Autumn 2017

‘The Zionist Left needs to understand that change is impossible without us’: an interview with MK Ayman Odeh

By Ayman Odeh
21 per cent of Israel’s citizens are Arab-Palestinians. Since 2015 the leader of the Joint List – an... Read more > Autumn 2017

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