Stuck Between Berlin and Jerusalem

What kind of Zionist was Gershom Scholem?

Israel’s New Zionist Camp Is Anything But

Lacking a vision of the future, Labor reinvents itself by misreading the past

‘Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel,’ by Anita Shapira

An excerpt from a new biography of the great Israeli statesman, David Ben-Gurion

Being Ben-Gurion

In a new biography, historian Anita Shapira deciphers Israel’s inscrutable founding father

Remembering Ralph Goldman, Lifelong Champion of the Jewish State

The ardent Zionist and devoted Jewish civil servant died last week at age 100

Dear Mahmoud Abbas: Do You Have a Vision for the Future of Palestine?

A letter to the president of the Palestinian Authority about hope, responsibility, and David Ben-Gurion

Dr. Zhivago’s CIA Connection and the Pope

‘The Zhivago Affair’ is a detailed reconstruction of one of the most fascinating of the Cold War’s cultural skirmishes

In Israel’s Earliest Days, the Place Its Leaders Felt Compelled To Visit Was Burma

A visit with Than Than Nu, whose father U Nu welcomed Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, and Moshe Sharett to Rangoon

Reassessing Menachem Begin: Terrorist? Humanist? Man of the People?

Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt

Massive Protest Against Haredi IDF Conscription

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rally against proposed new law

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