Abba Eban

Seventy-three years ago this week, Israel appointed a thirty-three-year-old former professor as its UN representative. The rest is history—and bears a lesson for today.

May 20 2021 12:01AM

As a new Israeli ambassador to the U.S. prepares to assume his duties, we look back at his predecessors and the evolving political environment they had to navigate.

Dec. 3 2020 12:01AM

Neither peace nor prosperity is Mahmoud Abbas’s goal.

Zalman Shoval
July 11 2019 12:01AM

Anti-Zionist conspiracy theorists, look away!

May 8 2019 12:01AM

The Sharett plan.

Eylon Aslan-Levy
Aug. 11 2016 12:01AM

The “voice of Israel,” as David Ben-Gurion dubbed him, was revered abroad, mocked and sidelined at home. A new biography helps explain why.

Feb. 17 2016 12:01AM

Both Michael Oren and his successor, Ron Dermer, have been attacked for not being Israeli enough to be ambassadors for Israel. The example set by. . .

Aug. 14 2013 12:00AM

David Ben-Gurion’s 1948 order to attack and sink an armed Irgun ship marked a watershed, according to Abba Eban, “because you can’t be a government unless. . .

Joanna M. Saidel
June 21 2013 12:00AM