Here’s What ‘Pillar of Defense’ Actually Means

The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash

Mori Rothman’s Brother Responds to Tablet

Mori Rothman is in jail for publicly refusing to serve in the IDF

An Open Letter to Mori Rothman

I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?

An Arab Maverick in Israel

Bucking convention in his village, Yousef Juhja sent three sons to the IDF—and one paid the ultimate price

Is Israel a Modern Sparta?

In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace

Sundown: Women and Custom Collide in the IDF

Plus Canadian severs ties with Iran, kicks out diplomats

The Burden of Israeli Strength

Where the Jackals Howl, Amos Oz’s newly reissued 1965 story collection, questions the virtues of toughness

Israel’s Blind Golf Star

After losing his eyesight serving in the Israeli Army, Zohar Sharon won the world championship for blind golf

Daybreak: IDF Thwarts Brazen Attack from Sinai

Plus, Syria’s prime minister defects to Jordan

Settlement University Approved

A new school in Ariel is funded by the state, even though it doesn’t fall under Israeli jurisdiction

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