Israel & Zionism

Though he was blessed with extraordinary charisma, Herzl was filled with inner turmoil. In Zionism, he found a calling that stabilized his fragile persona.

Jan. 11 2021 12:05AM

Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations joins us to talk about the politics of water in the Middle East.

Jan. 8 2021 12:01AM

As tracked through the waxing and waning value of the Hebrew words for “departees” and “descenders.”

Jan. 6 2021 12:01AM

A young secular Viennese writer had an experience 125 years ago that would lead him to change Jewish history forever. He could never explain it. Can anyone else?

Jan. 4 2021 12:01AM

The best of what we published on the extraordinary changes taking place between Israel and its neighbors this year.

Dec. 29 2020 12:01AM

“When Arabs hear the word ‘Shoah,’” Khalid tells me, “they black out. It’s almost like a paralysis. They don’t want to hear another word about it. But they—we—need to.”

Dec. 23 2020 12:01AM

“It was one of the decisive events in human history. Never before had men been convinced, as they were then, that an idea was something to fight for and to die for.”

Dec. 14 2020 12:01AM

The outgoing Israeli ambassador to the U.S. joins us to talk about what he’s worked on over his tenure, what he’s proud of, and where he sees the alliance between the two countries going.

Dec. 10 2020 12:01AM

In anti- and post-Zionist circles, the verb of choice for immigrating to Israel has been replaced by something less romantic.

Dec. 9 2020 1:17AM

The foreign-policy expert joins us to talk about the odds of a deal between the two nations, and how the incoming American administration plays in their thinking.

Dec. 4 2020 12:02AM

As a new Israeli ambassador to the U.S. prepares to assume his duties, we look back at his predecessors and the evolving political environment they had to navigate.

Dec. 3 2020 12:01AM

In Latin America’s largest nation, Christian evangelicals are a political force. They love Israel, and currently have a president who does too. What’s holding Brazil back?

Dec. 2 2020 12:01AM

As a Jew, I wish that the resolution signed 100 years ago had been what today’s celebrants claim it was. As a historian of Israel, I must report that it was much less.

Dec. 1 2020 12:01AM

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

Nov. 30 2020 12:01AM