The more complicated Israel becomes, the less it is understood by American Jews.
Making socialism work—to a degree.
A history of the future that wasn’t.
Two flowers and an oleander.
Suicide bombings and peace talks, socialism and its decline, pogroms and the Holocaust.
The kibbutz Israel he’s nostalgic for was a font of ethnic chauvinism.
Avrom Rives left his native Poland for Palestine in the 1920s and made a name for himself as an author of short stories in Yiddish.. . .
A rebel godfather of the kibbutz movement reflects on how central planning crippled both economic and political development. (Interview by Erez Tadmor.)
Two acclaimed new books about Israel betray a disquieting lack of moral confidence in their subject and its story