Israel & Zionism

A new defense agreement between Israel and Morocco could have a significant impact in the Middle East and North Africa. A top military reporter joins us to explain what happened and why.

Dec. 3 2021 12:01AM

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.

Nov. 29 2021 12:01AM

Ten years ago, two senators, one Republican and one Democrat, joined together to force America to sanction Iran. In the years since, the leverage they built has dissipated. Why?

Nov. 23 2021 12:01AM

Israel’s declaration was never intended to function as domestic law. There’s no reason it should have been transformed into the quasi-constitution it is today.

Nov. 22 2021 12:25AM

In his new essay collection, my friend Hillel Halkin offers an autobiographical overview, unorthodoxly given, in a lifetime’s worth of literary attempts.

Nov. 8 2021 12:01AM

Israel’s founders made little of the declaration at the time. It took decades of work by figures of widely different political stripes to make it the towering document it is today.

Nov. 1 2021 12:01AM

Before Dara Horn’s People Love Dead Jews, and before Bari Weiss’s “Everybody Hates the Jews,” there was Cynthia Ozick’s still powerful and urgent essay in Esquire.

Oct. 18 2021 12:01AM

The word is freighted with both theological and national meaning, which points not just to a semantic tension but to a permanent tension within Jewish identity itself.

Oct. 11 2021 12:01AM

With the election of a new chairman happening soon, a former spokesman for the Jewish world’s biggest nonprofit joins us to examine its past and future.

Oct. 8 2021 12:02AM

As rockets flew this past spring, my small Minnesota town found itself divided, which set me on a mission: to convene my neighbors face to face. A new film helped me set the stage.

Oct. 6 2021 12:01AM

Spy thrillers of the soul.

Henry George
Sept. 27 2021 12:01AM

Where Israel once aligned with Turkey and Iran against the Arab states, it now finds itself aligned with those former enemies against Turkey and Iran.

Sept. 27 2021 12:01AM

In all but one of the instances in which “rights” appear in the Israeli declaration, they refer to a collective right, not an individual one.

Sept. 23 2021 12:01AM

The philosopher in black turtleneck, black trousers, black shoes, and black yarmulke pacing the stage with a microphone skinning the Jews alive.

Sept. 10 2021 12:01AM