Evelyn Gordon

Evelyn Gordon is a commentator and former legal-affairs reporter who immigrated to Israel in 1987. In addition to Mosaic, she has published in the Jerusalem Post, Azure, Commentary, and elsewhere. She blogs at Evelyn Gordon.

How Israel's Electoral System Brings the Country's Fringes Into Its Center

Israel’s confusing plethora of small parties actually keeps Ḥaredim and Israeli Arabs, in particular, from becoming too alienated.

April 8 2019 12:01AM

How a Changing American Liberalism Is Pulling American Jews away From Israel

American Jews, following American liberalism, have abandoned belief in the nation-state, non-voluntary communities, and religion in the public square.

May 18 2017 12:01AM

The Erosion of Public Trust in Israel's Judiciary Is Real—and Unusual

It’s hard to imagine a former justice in any other democracy trying to orchestrate a mass judicial resignation.

Dec. 26 2016 12:48AM

Disorder in the Court

How Israel’s supreme court has effected its own constitutional revolution—and thereby undermined public confidence in the rule of law.

Dec. 5 2016 12:01AM

Can Israel Change Strategic Course?

In the long-term absence of peace with the Palestinians, better to cease pursuing the unattainable and adopt policies that can strengthen the country at home and abroad.

Sept. 21 2015 12:01AM

The Two-State Solution Is in Stalemate. Here's What Israel Can Do to Prevail.

For two decades the Jewish state has sought, fruitlessly, to negotiate an end to the conflict. Needed is a new, viable strategy for coping with reality and winning out.

Sept. 1 2015 12:01AM

Finding Meaning While Living on the Edge of a Knife

Jews have long been able to thrive while under threat. Today’s Israelis, living in the face of a nuclear Iran, are the latest example.

June 22 2015 12:01AM