Israel & Zionism

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

Will Sudan become the third member of the Arab League this year to normalize ties with Israel? Rumors and mixed messages abound. Here’s what we know.

Oct. 2 2020 12:01AM

When push comes to shove, the politicians always win.

Oct. 1 2020 12:47AM

The American billionaire Sheldon Adelson just paid $87 million for the seaside residence of America’s ambassadors to Israel. The house has an interesting history.

Sept. 30 2020 12:01AM

Its twin coronavirus and budget crises are problems caused by—and only fixable by—political leaders, not bureaucratic maneuvering.

Sept. 29 2020 12:01AM

The ancient Israelites, wandering in the wilderness, had more plentiful provisions than British Airways on this particular evening. How would I—we—get through this journey?

Sept. 24 2020 12:11AM

The Budgets Department sees everything through the lens of fiscal restraint, but growing a country requires a different understanding, as well as a broader sense of responsibility.

Sept. 21 2020 12:33AM

The Israeli journalist joins us to talk about the group of people in his country who are responsible, and the group of people who because of them don’t have to be responsible.

Sept. 17 2020 12:46AM

The country’s civil servants don’t hide money from politicians and the public intentionally—they just doesn’t know how to wisely spend it all.

Sept. 16 2020 12:01AM

The American and Israeli governments both feature elite cadres of able managers, but the U.S. Congress has outmaneuvered its budget bureaucrats in a way that the Knesset has not.

Sept. 14 2020 12:01AM

The two giants of Jewish literature come together for a wide-ranging discussion centered around his new book on the seminal Hebrew writers of modernity.

Sept. 10 2020 12:35AM

How does Israel keep functioning despite constant political turmoil? Meet the opaque group of unelected bureaucrats that the country’s politicians rely on to save it from themselves.

Sept. 8 2020 12:01AM