1948

A long-accepted wisdom has it that just days before the state’s birth, its founders settled two burning issues in a pair of closely decided votes. The wisdom is half-wrong.

April 2 2018 12:01AM

Contrary to the view propagated by an influential Israeli editorial board, blame for the alleged Palestinian “catastrophe” of 1948 lies with Arab intransigence.

Shlomo Avineri
May 9 2014 12:01AM

“A five-year-old boy didn’t merely recite the traditional four questions, but asked them, as if he wanted to be told why a seder in besieged. . .

Zipporah Porath
April 17 2014 12:01AM

The latest book seeking to turn liberals against Israel relies on an erroneous and morally obtuse reading of how America came to support the Zionist enterprise. 

April 9 2014 12:01AM

Is there anyone among today’s Israeli leaders who can truly claim the mantle of those who went before? If not, why not?

March 26 2014 12:01AM

Why does refusing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state remain the key obstacle to peace? For good and sufficient reason.

March 24 2014 12:01AM

Contrary to claims of an “Arab-Jewish” identity pre-1948, the place of Jews in Arab lands was always conditional.

Lyn Julius
March 19 2014 12:01AM

An editor at the New Republic has written a book claiming that the creation of the state of Israel was illegitimate and American recognition of. . .

Ronald Radosh
Feb. 25 2014 12:01AM

Israel is still fighting its war of independence. A secure peace will be possible only once the Jewish character of the state is widely accepted.  

Feb. 25 2014 12:01AM

The 1950s saw a population-and-asset exchange between Israel and its neighbors that was tacitly recognized by Arab leaders at the time—but is conveniently ignored today.

Shaul Bartal
Oct. 25 2013 12:00AM