In part it is because Israelis have a higher regard for the people who wrote it than for the politicians they now elect to office.
How two bitter rivals came to “cherish” one another.
In the footsteps of Theodor Herzl.
A strong and prosperous Israel is not an end in itself.
The record of Jabotinsky’s practical decisions allows his disciples to reach contradictory conclusions about what he really believed, especially about religion and settlement.
Going by the usual telling of the founding, religious and secular Jews clashed over whether Israel’s declaration should evoke God’s covenantal promise. How accurate is that account?
How secular Zionism came to terms with religion.
The declaration came together so hurriedly that if the drafters had argued for even a few hours more it would have read much differently.
The beginning of a new series investigating how the Israeli Declaration of Independence came about, and what the text reveals about the country it brought into being.
And its translation into German.
Israel famously has no constitution. It turns out that’s no accident but rather the will of its first prime minister, who explains his thinking here.
David Ben-Gurion desired the “redemption of the Jewish people.”
The author of a new book about Israel’s diplomatic history joins us to discuss the enduring lessons he’s learned from surveying 3,000 years of Jewish history.
What are Jews for?