Matti Friedman

Religious zeal, directed at the Jews.

July 29 2020 12:01AM

The author of Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel joins us in the studio.

May 9 2019 12:01AM

Matti Friedman’s Pumpkinflowers restores the honor of Israeli soldiers who fought a ruthless enemy in a dress rehearsal for the mayhem and carnage to come.

July 20 2016 12:01AM

The old utopian optimism laid to rest.

July 14 2016 12:01AM

And the sobering lessons of its aftermath.

May 11 2016 12:01AM

The Western news media’s deeply ingrained habit of elevating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict above all other conflicts in the world, and of bias against Israel, has. . .

Feb. 2 2015 12:01AM

The journalist Matti Friedman, a veteran of the Associated Press, explains how Hamas has learned how to turn its wars with Israel into bloody public-relations. . .

Dec. 2 2014 12:01AM

Historian Rachel Shabi and a group of other post-Zionists have tried to use historical prejudice against Mizrahim—i.e., Jews of North African and Middle Eastern origin—to. . .

Lyn Julius
Oct. 28 2014 12:01AM

Defenders of Associated Press coverage of Israel have inadvertently conceded the points made by its critics.

Sept. 19 2014 12:01AM

By winning wars and becoming sovereign, the Jews of the Middle East have inverted the regional order of things, and been spared the fate of other native minorities.

June 22 2014 9:20PM

There are many facets of the Mizrahi story that remain unknown.

June 15 2014 10:35PM

Most of the people in the Middle East have no idea that Jews once lived among them—virtually all signs of Jews there have been erased. How did this come to happen?

André Aciman
June 8 2014 7:12PM

Long shut out of the country’s story, Middle Eastern Jews now make up half of Israel’s population, influencing its culture in surprising ways. Who are they?

June 1 2014 9:30PM