The "Sheer Improbability" of the Masada Opera Festival

June 24 2015

The Israeli Opera recently held its fifth annual opera festival at Masada—the mountaintop fortress in the Judean Desert where a group of besieged Jewish rebels killed themselves rather than surrender to Roman legionaries in 73 CE. William Littler reports:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Israeli culture, Masada, Music, Opera

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution