In Israel's early years, members of the government had bitter arguments about the appointment of non-Ashkenazi justices to the Supreme Court. The consequences of these discussions, which ultimately led to the creation of the 'Sephardi chair,' are felt to this day
Blamed for the 'blunder' of the 1973 war, the sole female prime minister of Israel, should be appreciated for her fortitude in preventing a preemptive attack on the country's enemies
What a mindless campaign video misusing a national tragedy tells us about Netanyahu's Likud
Amos Oz and Haim Gouri: The Fundamental Political Difference Between the Two Literary Giants Israel Lost
There were major differences between Haim Gouri of the ‘Palmach generation’ and Amoz Oz, who rebelled against it, yet with their deaths, we have lost two of the greatest lovers of Israel, and also two of its greatest critics
Netanyahu roams the world with the image of an omnipotent emperor, but behind this specious image hides a frightened child living a terrible nightmare
Looking back on instances Israel considered employing the death penalty (and did once with Eichmann) makes the current debate on it appear grotesque
One day, Netanyahu will understand that their truly is no such thing as a free lunch
New book explores the diplomatic balancing act faced by Ben-Gurion
Like a magician, the prime minister pulls from his hat an endless variety of anxieties and traumas and brandishes a pessimistic message.
Connecting the European boycott of settlement products to the Holocaust ignores two dramatic transformations the Jewish people underwent in 1948 and 1967.
Long before Netanyahu's Hitler-Mufti comments, David Ben-Gurion and Menachem Begin made extensive use of the Holocaust for political and propaganda purposes.
Israel’s left has got to forge its own symbols and concepts of patriotism. Otherwise it’s going to be as much use as a chocolate sundial in the Negev.
No research has been done yet on Ben-Gurion’s relation to the Holocaust during his years as prime minister. But it’s important to note that he had no restraints when it came to rhetorical use of the Holocaust and comparisons with the Nazis.