Zionist history

Two top Israeli observers examine the dominant Jewish personalities in Israel today, and how they compare to the ideas of pre-state Zionist writers.

July 15 2022 12:01AM

A new interview, published in English here for the first time, reveals the political tradition at work in the Israeli leader’s thinking.

Dec. 21 2021 12:48AM

The story of Theodor Herzl and the First Zionist Congress, convened 120 years ago on this date.

Aug. 23 2017 12:01AM

Known for his fine translations from Hebrew, Walter Lever lived in Israel at the time of its birth and left a deeply thoughtful memoir of. . .

Sept. 10 2014 12:01AM

For a hundred years, the Zionist movement has been remarkably adept at negotiating the geopolitical landscape—and at flourishing against all odds.

Edward Luttwak
July 11 2014 12:01AM

The Middle East is imploding. America is pulling back. Time for a new regional strategy.

Jan. 5 2014 10:00PM

Among the first European settlers in Ottoman Palestine, the German Templers provided a model of enterprise for early Zionists. Then came the British, and then. . .

Raffi Berg
July 15 2013 12:00AM

A group lobbying the British government to apologize for the Balfour Declaration claims not to oppose Israel's right to exist. The claim is empty.

Nick Gray
June 7 2013 12:00AM