It’s clear why the government is so touchy when anyone dares question the official story of Israel.
Two speeches by the U.S. president were more precise, on-point and moving than anything said by any center-left Israeli leader of the past generation.
The Jewish identity and democratic identity of Israel do not contradict each other, but in fact strengthen one another, Ayelet Shaked writes in a new magazine.
Polish Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher, a rabbinical scholar, teacher and mystic, was an early proponent of the Jews expediting the Messianic age.
We mustn't use the Palestinians’ non-recognition of a Jewish state as an excuse for not saving Israel from itself. Israeli democracy needs a constitution based on equality before the law.
'Justice and hope,' Obama reminded us, 'are at the heart of the Zionist idea.'
Shimon Peres didn't have the courage to stick to his views, so his only accomplishments were largely motivated by the desire to win love and respect in the right circles.
The Israeli left must accept that while our right to national self-determination is not exclusive, as long as the Palestinian nationalist movement denies it, we will seek its defeat. And then we will make peace.
Russian-American writer Masha Gessen’s 'Where the Jews Aren't' tells the story of the failed Jewish Autonomous Region in Birobidzhan without being treacly or preachy.
Ari Shavit believes Israel can be saved if we can find a way to make Israelis see sense about the dangers of the occupation — even though, after numerous attempts by many fine patriots, no one has managed it to date.