A new book by Jacob Lassner traces the links between today’s situation in the Arab states and the region's cultural and religious legacies. In short, one must hold up the mirror of history to the contemporary Middle East
Some conclusions about the coronavirus pandemic in order to outline ways of managing the crisis as well as allow for a recovery later
As a 5-year-old boy, I saw tanks for the first time in my life – not German or Soviet tanks, but Polish tanks driving through our street on their way to 'liberate' Tesin
In an age of populism and virulent nationalism, Prof. Yael (Yuli) Tamir’s new book 'Why Nationalism' deftly explores issues that the liberal elites have ignored and the extreme right has exploited for its own ends
Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms have won global praise, but they may also pave the way to autocracy and regional war
Because of the structure of these trips, tens of thousands of young Israelis unintentionally associate the Holocaust with Poland, sometimes far more than with Nazi Germany
One could have expected a different response to Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem from Palestinian leadership, if only it was attentive to claims other than its own
Why the British thought a vaguely worded statement would galvanize American Jewish support for World War I - and how it became the engine that led to the State of Israel
What does a democracy do when the man elected to head it obviously doesn’t have the minimal qualifications to run a state, and could cause it and the whole world to deteriorate into deep crises?
ISIS wishes to make radical Islam great again, author Mark Lilla contends
The reasons vary from country to country, but at least four processes are shared by all of them
I can manage without one and not feel that my human rights have been violated. The key thing is the openness to the religiously observant ‘other’ and slight concessions for the sake of solidarity
It's no coincidence that the father of modern Jewish historiography opens his key work with Joshua, not Abraham. This is the history of a nation, even if the religion was destined to become a major element.
The Poles err in criminalizing any reference to their involvement in the Holocaust. They did suffer – but also have things to answer for.
With the Baghdad government weak and the Kurdish leaders careful, the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq is a de-facto state.
Staying stuck in the old leftist rhetoric will advance neither the solution of the conflict nor the chance of replacing the current government.
As with the Palestinians in 1948, when the backbone of society isn’t willing to fight for the country, it can’t survive.
Instead of putting false hopes in a U.S.–brokered solution, the Israeli left should pursue an alternative policy and get Diaspora Jews to bankroll it. Part 2 of ‘Between two national movements.’
There is more than one reason for the failure of the Oslo Accords, but at the basis lies a fundamental difference in how each side views the conflict.
Is the choice of Fiamma Nirenstein a bid to punish Rome for supporting Israel?
Is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu so isolated that he is unable to find someone he can trust to carry out his policies as foreign minister?
New and pioneering work sheds light on these similar yet different cities in their war against the Jewish community and the State of Israel.
The origins of Israel's democracy are anchored in institutional traditions and behavior that originated in the Diaspora. Now those frameworks and traditions are in danger.
The Palestinians do not recognize the Jews’ right to a state, so Israel must take steps on its own to improve the atmosphere.
Ukraine has a long way to go to achieve democracy and stability, and its fate is far from being stable and assured - and not only because of Moscow’s policy.
Netanyahu should take a lesson from Menachem Begin, whose insistence on passing the Basic Law on Jerusalem only harmed the very thing he sought to protect.
Reality is always complex, and we do need to teach it in Israel’s schools - but not the unilateral Palestinian narrative that was adopted in the Haaretz editorial from April 29.
So far, the Palestinian negotiating tactic has been to get concessions, then cut off talks and 'start where we left off.'