In Israel and Palestinian Territories, British Still Tend Memory of 16,000 War Dead

A tour of the cemeteries maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission reveals oases of calm—but few living visitors

Egypt Says Israel Stole Sand

The country wants a reasonable $500 billion for Israel’s years in Sinai

Salonica Stories

The earliest known Ladino memoir, now in translation, sheds light on both Ottoman Jewry and one controversial man’s conflicts with the community

Nation State

Nationalism plays a vital role in Egyptian life, and its influence—despite Arab nationalism’s frequent association with dictatorial regimes—could be a key bulwark against religious extremism there

Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

Today on Tablet

Progress toward Kurdistan, and more

Turkish Delights

The mighty culinary reach of the Ottoman Empire

Promises to Keep

Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle

Orthodox Liberal

Moses Montefiore was an observant Jew who helped forge an international Jewish public

The Other Secret Jews

A new book explores the rich history of Turkey’s Dönme, Sephardic Jews who converted to Islam in the 1600s

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