Foundation Myths

Stifling debate on the Nakba—the Arabic word for catastrophe and how Palestinians refer to Israel’s founding—prevents a free and open discussion of the historical record

The Growth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem

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Bleak House

The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim

The Other Israel, in Film

Movies explore the problems of peace

Founding Document

A new book argues for the enduring significance of the 1917 Balfour Declaration

Peres Sparks Diplomatic Incident

Charged English anti-Semitism in Tablet Magazine; now denies it

Sundown: Rocket Hits Ashkelon

Plus Staten Island Jew-listing, and more

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Benny Morris and Shimon Peres get together, and more

Making History

Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive

Religion of Yes

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has always been divisive; now it’s being used as a wedge

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