Being Ben-Gurion

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

‘Zero Motivation’ Satirizes Life in the IDF

Young female soldiers battle office work and boredom in dark comedy

Jonathan Pollard Hospitalized

The 60-year-old convicted of spying for Israel lost consciousness in prison

Israel Raises Minimum Wage, Avoiding Strike

Private sector jobs see minimum wage increase of NIS 700 over two years

The Great Jewish American Liberal Academic Anti-Anti-Zionist Freak-Out

‘The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel’ shows how the boycott movement is more significant than its achievements suggest

Dana Kessler Helms Israel’s Best New Rock Band

Check out Mora Mahlifa for some intense Sonic Youth-like sound

“Jewish State” Bill Delayed Until Next Week

A cabinet sponsored bill reinforces the Jewishness of the state

BDS’ Biggest Victory Yet Is the Triumph of Zimbolism

Boycott and Divestment organizers protest an Israeli freighter’s arrival in Oakland, but the course they’ve set leads into an abyss

Don’t Mess With a Missionary Man

Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya

Letters From Multilingual Tel Aviv Show the Early Limits of Hebrew

How Jewish immigrants negotiated pressure to learn Western languages and maintain links between the Diaspora and Zion

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