Israel & Zionism

Even while we currently adhere to responsible social distancing, the sheer wonder of acculturating into life in the Jewish state is far from wearing-off.

April 3 2020 12:11AM

They can’t vote in person right now, but that’s not stopping undergraduates at one of the world’s most prestigious universities from trying to pass a boycott of Israel.

March 31 2020 12:01AM

The noted author and political thinker drops by our studio to talk about his other passion: Israeli music and the ways it has shaped the country.

March 26 2020 12:01AM

Three elections having led to inconclusive results, a fourth now looms. There’s another, smarter, more representative way.

March 12 2020 12:01AM

Once home to a thriving community of Jewish students, today the U.S.-accredited university effectively bars Israelis from applying.

March 10 2020 12:01AM

The expert on international law joins us to explain why he thinks the new plan might work where others have failed.

March 5 2020 12:01AM

The man who helped found the first all-Jewish combat unit in millennia died exactly 100 years ago. His legacy is grievously under-recognized.

March 2 2020 12:01AM

The majority of Israeli Jews, Lyn Julius points out in her book Uprooted, are not new to the Middle East—they were moved from one part of it to another.

Feb. 26 2020 12:01AM

In 1948, he served as a stark counter-example to the view (which he mostly held) that history is driven by material factors and not by great leaders.

Feb. 24 2020 12:01AM

Ancient Jewish history, with which he was well acquainted, showed what could happen in the absence of a central military command. He made sure it wouldn’t happen again.

Feb. 17 2020 12:01AM

If the Jews could hang on through the tough early months, he thought, they would grow considerably stronger while their opponents might well become weaker. And so it proved to be.

Feb. 12 2020 12:01AM

The pre-state militia had actually prepared well for the outbreak of war in 1948. But its commanders generally hailed from rival political parties to Ben-Gurion’s.

Feb. 10 2020 12:01AM

What separates language from language, and language from dialect.

Feb. 5 2020 12:01AM

On the eve of Israel’s statehood in 1948, with the massed forces of five Arab nations threatening invasion, David Ben-Gurion picked a fight with his own army. Why?

Feb. 3 2020 12:01AM