Israel & Zionism

If victory in the Six-Day War was a mixed blessing, the Russian aliyah was just a blessing.

Nov. 30 2020 12:01AM

There’s talk of the new American administration moving closer to Iran. Could a Saudi step toward peace with Israel protect Riyadh from the troubles that might ensue?

Nov. 24 2020 12:41AM

At the end of the 1980s, Israel was barely managing its finances and its security. Then a substantial part of the professional and cultural elite of a superpower showed up.

Nov. 23 2020 12:01AM

The Israeli journalist and author of our November essay joins us to talk about the lives featured in his work.

Nov. 19 2020 12:27AM

Born within four years of each other, David Ben-Gurion and Abdullah bin Hussein emerged out of the same political womb to forge Israel and Jordan in battle. Both nations should be grateful.

Nov. 17 2020 12:01AM

The Israeli government categorizes many of the Russian immigrants as “Israelis of no religion” because they do not satisfy the demands of an overbearing rabbinic establishment.

Nov. 16 2020 12:01AM

Unlike earlier waves of immigrants, the million East Europeans who made their way to the Jewish state in the 1990s managed to escape the cultural strip-mining that awaited them.

Nov. 9 2020 12:01AM

The Israeli actress recently released “Gal Gadot Teaches You Hebrew Slang,” a short video from Vanity Fair. She turns out not to be such a good teacher, but it doesn’t matter much.

Nov. 5 2020 12:01AM

Three decades ago, a million emigres from Eastern Europe arrived in Israel, increasing its population by 20 percent almost overnight and changing its culture forever. What’s their story?

Nov. 2 2020 12:17AM

So goes the accusation. But the public commitment Britain made to the Jews in Palestine is very different from the Sykes-Picot accord and other secret “treaties” carving up native lands.

Oct. 28 2020 12:01AM

The Israeli writer and thinker joins us to discuss Jabotinsky’s Zionism and why “The Iron Wall” still matters today.

Oct. 22 2020 12:04AM

The highly acclaimed Apeirogon, a recent novel about the Israel-Palestinian conflict, has a lot more to say about Jews and Israel than anybody has picked up on—none of it good.

Oct. 20 2020 12:01AM

Just a few years ago, Israel’s massive natural-gas fields were caught up in endless infighting. Now, thanks in part to the UAE deal, they’re about to transform the region’s economy.

Oct. 8 2020 12:01AM

The co-author of Start-Up Nation joins us to look at the damage the Israeli economy has taken this year and how it can be repaired.

Oct. 2 2020 12:04AM