Israel & Zionism

A few months ago it seemed that the Biden administration would pursue a more moderate version of Obama’s Iran strategy. Now it’s poised to make even greater concessions.

May 10 2021 12:01AM

Back in my teens, when I began reading and thinking about Zionism, I thought the founder of the movement was a snob. I was dead wrong.

April 21 2021 12:01AM

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.

April 14 2021 12:20AM

The historian Martin Kramer interviews the former American ambassador to Israel in order to discover how the historic Middle East deals came together.

March 30 2021 12:01AM

A movement of aggrieved small-business owners has grown in Israel over the last year. But the origins of the Jerusalem baker it highlights as its chief example are shrouded in mystery.

March 17 2021 12:01AM

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.

March 10 2021 12:11AM

In thrall to a moral impulse rather than a real strategy for peacemaking in Israel, America’s peace processors won’t stop, won’t learn, and won’t succeed.

Feb. 25 2021 12:01AM

The challenges to peace today are different than they were thirty or even ten years ago. It’s better to focus on them rather than beating an already well-flogged horse.

Feb. 22 2021 12:01AM

The Israeli researcher joins us to talk about his blockbuster essay in Mosaic.

Feb. 18 2021 12:02AM

The Jewish state is leading the world in vaccinations, a welcome fact that almost nobody properly understands.

Feb. 18 2021 12:01AM

Sure, the word is sometimes used as a pejorative term for “Jew.” But does anyone really think that banning it, as is reportedly being discussed, will prevent other terms from taking its place?

Feb. 17 2021 12:06AM

Eugene Kontorovich thinks that the 1920 San Remo conference sits at the foundation of Israel’s legitimacy. Martin Kramer disagrees. Who’s right?

Feb. 15 2021 12:01AM

The coronavirus has dramatized the tensions in Israeli society. This week, a ḥaredi communal leader joins us to chart a path forward.

Feb. 11 2021 12:01AM

When Americans take a position on Israel, they’re not simply talking about Israel. They’re also talking about America’s moral character.

Feb. 8 2021 12:01AM