With an early election looking increasingly likely, we ask: will the prime minister's reticence to go to war cost him his premiership? And will Israel – at long last – qualify for a major international soccer tournament?
Jewish groups are mobilizing across the United States ahead of this week's midterm elections. Plus: Can Rabin's legacy ever unite the people of Israel?
In the aftermath of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack on American soil, we discuss the rift between Israel and the Diaspora and the growing anger of U.S. Jews toward their own president and Israeli leaders
'Hamud,' which means 'cute' or 'sweet,' could be used in several ways, depending on the context and intonation. But just like in English, calling someone 'sweetie' in Hebrew isn't always a good thing
Litpos in formal Hebrew and litfos more colloquially both mean 'to catch', but the word has a whirlwind of other meanings, like to comprehend, take up space, or think highly of someone
PART 3: Was Israel was wrong to acquiesce to Russia's diktat that babies adopted from there not go to LGBTQ folks?
PART 2: Israel's new 'code of ethics' aims to keep teachers from talking politics in the classroom, but is being decried by the professoriate as an attack on democracy
PART 1: Is Dina Dayan the future of the Israeli left?
The word 'lidfok' in Hebrew is to knock or hit. As you might imagine, it means some more explicit things too
PART 3: On whether the widespread fascination with Wonder Woman Gal Gadot’s IDF past and Israeli identity reflects some strange and unnerving psycho-sexual fetishization of Israeli Jewesses and power
PART 2: On the new “Breaking the Silence” anthology of essays about the occupation, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. What results might this politics-by-literature approach produce?
PART 1: On whether climate change is a danger to Israel's very existence, and whether America's withdrawal from the Paris Accord is a blow to Israel's security
PART 3: Should universities provide sex-segregated courses to ultra-Orthodox students, and prohibit female professors from teaching religious males?
PART 2: A survey raises questions about how effective Members of Knesset are
PART 1: How we ought to regard the momentous Six Day War, the fiftieth anniversary of which we mark this week
PART 3: The 'Jerusalem Dress' that Culture Minister Miri Regev wore on the Red Carpet in Cannes, and why it broke the internet (hint: misogyny may be partly to blame)
PART 2: On why the Zionist Union decided to take a road trip in the occupied territories, and why some of its most popular MKs boycotted the excursion
PART 1: On Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, and what it augurs for peace in the region
We always talk about what's around the corner or why it's a bad idea to cut it, but never the corner itself. So on this episode, Guy gives corners, 'pinot' in Hebrew, the attention they deserve
PART 3: On why Israelis go gaga over the cheesy, trashy, irresistible Eurovision song contest
PART 2: On “conversion therapy” being offered by ultra-Orthodox therapists for men who wish to stop being attracted to other men
PART 1: On Ehud Barak’s book-review-cum-manifesto about why the Left is right and the Right is wrong
PART 3: On why Ultra-Orthodox Israelis ignore, and sometimes mock, Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day
PART 2: On an analysis by the Israeli left’s most universally-respected leader – Dov Khenin – about how to fight the global right (and Israel’s)
PART 1: On Marwan Barghouti, the hunger strike he’s leading, and the rage over his op-ed in the New York Times
If you have ever been to Israel, surely you have heard ‘ta’amin li’, believe me, used by virtually every salesmen who confidently declares that their offered price is the best in the world
PART 3: What does Passover, this most political of all holidays, tells us about how to seek our own, modern-day redemption?
PART 2: Israel’s security cabinet voted to build the first new settlement in over twenty years, after Trump asked not to. What’s behind the odd timing of this odd decision?
PART 1: Israel’s government almost toppled because of a dispute over public broadcasting? Really? Really? Is the issue freedom of the press itself, as Netanyahu’s critics claim?
Exactly what is going on in the Israeli brain when answering our offers or questions in what seems to be curt, abrupt, and even rude ways?