Martin Kramer

About the author

Martin Kramer is president of Shalem College in Jerusalem. His new book, The War on Error: Israel, Islam, and the Middle East, is forthcoming from Transaction in the fall.

Sunni Arabs have been losing their grip on the Arab heartland since the fall of the Ottoman empire; the moment of their revival is now.

July 18 2016 12:01AM

An entire syllabus on the history of the Middle East could be compiled from the writings of Bernard Lewis. It will be a long time before the field will see another genius of his caliber.

June 27 2016 12:01AM

Forty years ago, nobody foresaw the rise of radical Islam—except for the preeminent historian who both predicted and explained it, and much else besides. 

June 1 2016 12:01AM

The Jewish state has grown dramatically over the last seven decades. But it enjoyed greater freedom of action in its earliest years, when it wasn’t so closely tied to the United States.

May 18 2016 12:01AM

There are more Israeli Jews than ever, so they need American Jews less. And they don’t all look European, so American Jews might have trouble seeing them as “my people.”

April 14 2016 12:01AM

As Censored Voices makes its American debut, my advice to American Jews is this: save your tears—the Six-Day War was decently waged and morally just.

July 27 2015 12:01AM

A splashy new documentary promises to expose the Israeli military’s censorship of atrocities committed in the 1967 war. What it exposes is its creators’ agenda.

July 6 2015 12:01AM

The Lebanese-born scholar knew more about the Jewish state than any Arab intellectual of his generation.

Jan. 8 2015 12:01AM
Holocaust inversion—the claim that Israelis are the new Nazis and Palestinians the new Jews—has come to the American university campus.
Aug. 26 2014 5:00PM

The debate between Benny Morris and Martin Kramer over Israel's wartime conduct enters its second round.

July 28 2014 7:20PM

The treatment of Lydda by Ari Shavit and my respondent Benny Morris has consequences even they didn’t intend.

July 20 2014 10:00PM
In his celebrated new book, Ari Shavit claims that “Zionism” committed a massacre in July 1948. Can the claim withstand scrutiny?
July 1 2014 12:01AM

Even in a region that is unfree, Israel has shown that it can maintain liberty. There is no substitute for independent power.

Jan. 19 2014 8:06PM