In the early 60s, the U.S. estimated that the number of victims in a nuclear war against the Soviet Union and China would total some 600 million. 20 years ago, ‘Doomsday Machine’ author Daniel Ellsberg posed a similar question about the Mideast
The historian is admitting that the number of Arabs who remained in Israel in 1948 was not 160,000, as he first claimed, but less than 143,000.
Historian Benny Morris is right when he mentions the ‘atmosphere of transfer’ that gripped Israel from April 1948, but he errs when he claims that this atmosphere was never translated into policy.
Tzachi Hanegbi claims there is no 'smoking gun' in the documents of inquiry into the Yemenite children who disappeared so long ago. But that leaves us with as many questions as answers.
Twenty years ago, Haaretz ran a series of reports about the disappearance hundreds of Mizrahi infants, most from Yemenite families, during Israel’s early years. Were they kidnapped and put up for adoption? Had they died and been buried without their parents’ knowledge? Or is there a third possibility?
On the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Partition Plan, a comprehensive survey of the resolution's place in Israel's history and its demographic ramifications today.
Is Israel a Jewish nation or a Hebrew nation? And what is the difference between the Jewish community and the Jewish people? A look at the Declaration of Independence offers clear and telling distinctions.
A photograph cropped in two ways, captioned with two newspapers, Haaretz and Makor Rishon, purported to show left-wing vs. right-wing photojournalism. The only problem: Neither newspaper actually published the photo in question.
Without Santa Rosas, it's not quite the same. But there were never any leftovers.
A surprise attack on Israel's army, a massive aerial and ground response that met with strong resistance, hostage-taking, a prisoner swap - this is not a description of the recent war in Lebanon, but the plot of an untold story from 1948 involving the 'Little Triangle' area near Haifa.
Tunisian-born intellectual Al-Afif al-Akhdar has long been warning of the dangers of Islamic fundamentalism. In his first interview with an Israeli newspaper, the man who has been called 'an Arab Spinoza' describes the 'two Islams' of Mohammed's time and defines the true goals of Islamic terror.
Was there any connection between the visit of the Lubavitcher rebbe to Hebron, Jerusalem and Safed in August 1929, and the massacres of Jews in those cities less than two weeks later? The Zionist historical narrative does not mention such a link; any information has to be gleaned from ultra-Orthodox sources.
Unlike their sisters who have their babies in hospitals, women who opt for home births are not eligible for the government's birth grant. Some are taking their demand to receive this monetary `incentive' as far as the High Court of Justice and the Knesset.
Why has the government decided to develop military weapons in the nuclear center at Nahal Soreq? Isn't this a violation of an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency - and doesn't it endanger residents of Gush Dan, and of Yavneh in particular?
The Red Commissar by Jaroslav Hasek, translated from Czech by Ruth Bondy. Gvanim Publishing, 131 pages, NIS 68.
A close perusal of the Kedmi Commission report gives rise to a great many questions, which cast doubt on the panel's working method, the criteria that guided it and the accuracy of its conclusions