Illustration: Michal Bonano.

To Understand Israel, Look at Its Veneration of the Dead

One of the greatest paradoxes of Israeli national identity is that it draws strength from the lives that are lost in its name. This process has grown particularly twisted among radical settlers, who use death to generate meaning

We have all had the experience of looking at an old photo, whose subject gazes at the camera with the smile and confidence of someone who knows that life will embrace him with kindness and generosity. We look...

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