A Jewish-Israeli Artistic Genius

Sept. 18 2015

Yosl Bergner has for decades been a leading figure in Israeli art. Bergner grew up in Montreal, the son of the great Yiddish-language poet and essayist Melekh Ravitch. Ruth Wisse reflects on her longstanding friendship with Bergner, who will turn ninety-five next month, and on his career as an artist. Although today best known for his paintings, he also drew illustrations for the work of Franz Kafka and the Yiddish writer I. L. Peretz:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Franz Kafka, Israeli culture, Jewish art, Modernism, Montreal

 

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