Ofir Haivry

Ofir Haivry, an Israeli historian and political theorist, is vice-president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and the author of John Selden and the Western Political Tradition (Cambridge). He served as chairman of the Public Advisory Committee for Examining Israel’s Approach regarding Worldwide Communities with Affinity to the Jewish People, appointed by Israel’s ministry of Diaspora affairs.

What New Jews (and Those Curious about Judaism) Can do For Existing Jews

Decade by decade, they can transform the face and energize and re-moralize the base of Jewish societies everywhere.

Nov. 25 2019 12:01AM

The Restoration of the Jewish People

Unprecedented numbers of individuals with some historical connection to the Jewish people are seeking closer contact with it, and many are aspiring to join it.

Nov. 4 2019 12:01AM

Italy's Unheralded Role in Securing International Support for the Balfour Declaration, and Beyond

When, 100 years ago, the victors in World War I needed a push to get behind “the right of Jews to reconstitute in Palestine their National Home,” Italy was there.

Jan. 10 2019 12:01AM

New Challenges, and New Opportunities, for the Guardian of the Jewish Nation

Now home to the majority of the world’s Jews, Israel has responsibilities for the future of the Jewish people as a whole.

May 29 2018 12:01AM

Israel's Demographic Miracle

Birthrates are falling across the world, especially in developed nations—except in one. How did mainstream, middle-class Israelis start having children again, and what does it mean?

May 7 2018 12:01AM

A Better Future for the Middle East

Smaller and internally more homogeneous political units may offer a brighter prospect for stability in the region than the forcible unification of decomposed Arab states.

July 25 2016 12:01AM

The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences

Who or what will replace a century of failed Sunni Arab dominance? What, if anything, can the West do to help shape the future?

July 5 2016 12:01AM

Objects in Mirror Appear Larger Than They Are

How long before the "strong" Arab states of the Middle East follow Syria, Iraq, and Libya into chaos?

Jan. 26 2014 10:00PM

Israel in the Eye of the Hurricane

The Middle East is imploding. America is pulling back. Time for a new regional strategy.
Jan. 5 2014 10:00PM