Shany Mor

Shany Mor is a lecturer in political thought at Reichman University and a frequent writer on politics, foreign policy, and Israel.

A Special Dictionary for Israel

When it comes to describing Israel’s actions in war and peace, the world invests established terms with new meaning, and simply invents others.

Jan. 10 2024 12:01AM

Ecstasy and Amnesia in the Gaza Strip

Three catastrophes, all marked by euphoria at the start and denial at the end, have shaped the Palestinian predicament. Has the fourth arrived, and is the same dynamic playing out?

Nov. 6 2023 3:03AM

Israel Is Learning a Better Way to Deal with Gaza

Israel’s actions in the recent Gaza flare-up show just how valuable self-correction can be. On every dimension, its performance was at least slightly improved.

Aug. 15 2022 12:01AM

Podcast: Shany Mor on How to Understand the Recent Terror Attacks in Israel

An Israeli analyst joins us to provide essential context for the recent wave of terror against the Jewish state.

April 28 2022 12:01AM

Stuck on the Wrong Road to Peace

In thrall to a moral impulse rather than a real strategy for peacemaking in Israel, America’s peace processors won’t stop, won’t learn, and won’t succeed.

Feb. 25 2021 12:01AM

Podcast: Shany Mor on What Makes America's Peace Processors Tick

The Israeli researcher joins us to talk about his blockbuster essay in Mosaic.

Feb. 18 2021 12:02AM

The Return of the Peace Processors

For decades, America’s foreign-policy establishment has, in the name of peace, incentivized conflict in the Middle East. Now that it’s back in power, can it learn from its mistakes?

Feb. 1 2021 12:09AM

Doves’ Labor Lost: How Israel’s Once-Dominant Party Faded Into Insignificance

Even after a decade of electoral failure, the Labor party prefers to console itself with platitudes about the reasons why. It won’t be successful until it confronts the truth.

Aug. 12 2020 12:15AM

Mor: Annexation Would Be a Missed Opportunity

There’s a rare geopolitical window open for the Jewish state right now—which means pursuing other interests than those in the West Bank.

June 24 2020 12:11AM

Here's Why So Many Are Outraged by Israel's Nation-State Law

The text of the law’s main article embodies the essence of Zionism and the state of Israel. Not so, the context envisioned by the law’s promoters.

Oct. 29 2018 2:38AM