Religious zeal, directed at the Jews.
The author of Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel joins us in the studio.
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.
The old utopian optimism laid to rest.
And the sobering lessons of its aftermath.
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. . .
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. . .
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. . .
Defenders of Associated Press coverage of Israel have inadvertently conceded the points made by its critics.
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.
There are many facets of the Mizrahi story that remain unknown.
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?
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?