'The Unchosen,' by Mya Guarnieri Jaradat, describes the life-changing impact of Israel's mass migration policies on the non-Jewish 'others' in the country
Akin Ajayi is a freelance writer and editor based in Tel Aviv who moved to Israel from the United Kingdom in 2007.
Focusing on the outsized life of pan-Arabist Fawzi al-Qawuqji, Laila Parsons' 'The Commander' paints a rich picture of the history of Arab nationalism and anti-colonialism through 1948.
Two new books – by American journalist Laura Secor and human rights activist and lawyer Shirin Ebadi – shed light on Iran's complex political and religious psyche.
Based on the lives of the authors' fathers, 'Baddawi' and 'The Arab of the Future' reflect different approaches to portraying the past while extrapolating about the future.
A new biography of Harvey Kurtzman pays tribute to the Jewish artist’s genius but struggles to escape the long shadow of his days at Mad magazine in the 1950s, much like Kurtzman himself.
'A Reunion of Ghosts' by Judith Claire Mitchell features three suicidal sisters whose ancestor created the precursor to Zyklon B.
Onetime yeshiva bocher Avi Steinberg spent a year tracing the epic text that is a holy writ for millions and a mystery to millions more.
‘I can’t help noticing that a disproportionate number of attractive, kind, clever people are drawn to Jews,'she writes in her new memoir.
James Carroll's latest book, set in Rome 1944, shines a spotlight on an unlikely power broker.
In his debut novel, the Minsk-born Boris Fishman, much in the spirit of Gary Shteyngart, casts a sardonic light on the trials faced by those who relocate.
Can one engage with the painter without being swayed by the reputation of the personality?
In 'My Promised Land,' veteran Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit retraces the steps of his great-grandfather, while examining how Israel arrived at its current political impasse. The question is: Did it have to be this way?
It started as a way to pick up some extra cash. But the Jaffa Dolls project has become a symbol of the struggle of Israeli Arab women against the societal constraints that limit their progress.
In Guardian Angel, the combative Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips tells the story of her transformation into a 'culture warrior.'
Israeli Gabriel Bass' wood and glass carvings show how ceremonial art can help anybody find their religion.
Assailants who killed a soldier in London may have become radicalized because of clash between immigrant and U.K. identities and value systems.
Hatton Gardens is best known as London's diamond district. In a new book, Rachel Lichtenstein unearths fascinating stories about its ancient Jewish community.
Some 30,000 of Nigeria’s 30 million ethnic Igbos consider themselves Jews, an identification that goes back to the last century, and that picked up steam after that country’s civil war. Political scientist William Miles visited with some of them and has written a book about the challenges they face.
Israeli filmmaker Yair Moses, the central figure in A.B. Yehoshua’s newly translated latest novel, arrives in Spain to receive an honor and a prize at the end of a long, successful career, and finds himself having to engage in some unexpected self-reflection
Israel is more than happy to bask in the glory of Oscar-contending films made by Israelis. But we also need to share the responsibility for the stories those films tell.
Sportspeople expounding from a political soapbox – like those demanding Israel not host the UEFA Under-21 tournament - tend to bring out the worst in me. But politicians on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide have also descended to the level of the playing field.
Ceramicist Eran Grebler has been creating bespoke version of every Jewish child's favorite spinning toy for more than 30 years. Don't be surprised, though, if his versions seem a bit unfamiliar.
Hiding the controversies when we teach children about Israel's modern history is designed to promote a unified national story. But it would be better for our children to have the chance to grapple with the messy reality of their heritage now before those dormant controversies erupt again, as they have done in Nigeria, where I grew up.
The Museum on the Seam, located in a former Arab home on the edge of East Jerusalem, is something of a contradiction.
As I prepare for my first national elections in Israel, I’ve finally reached the point in life where I value the worth of my vote. But the facile platitudes seasoned with the politics of fear that is on offer make me wonder what difference it will make.