How did the Ku Klux Klan, which hated everything that wasn't white or Protestant, become a force to be reckoned with in 1920's America? And where does this story meet President Trump? Historian Linda Gordon explains
Yael Sternhell is a Senior Lecturer in History and American Studies at Tel Aviv University and serves on the board of the New Israel Fund.
The United States is once again suffering a clash between its exalted principles and a white majority having a hard time with minorities sticking up for their rights.
Donald Trump isn’t the first or the last to obstruct the civil rights movement in its effort to change the United States. It’s too early to assess how much damage he will do, but this movement will not be wiped out.
It is no coincidence that Donald Trump’s rise coincided with the end of Barack Obama’s term.
On the one hand, Trump is something totally new in American politics – while, on the other, he is the medium through which dangerous phenomena that seemingly disappeared are returning to the fore.
Despite the cozy 'town hall meeting' debate, Hillary Clinton's inability to speak to people who feel they’re losing control of the country was evident.
The history books show that our fate is always in our own hands – we just have accept responsibility for it.
Half a year before elections, Obama is struggling to create excitement among the left-wing branch of the Democratic Party, which is disappointed by Obama’s compromising positions during his first term.
It is now clear that anti-democratic legislation and the persecution of political opponents affects not just left-wing movements in Jerusalem or the Arabs in the Galilee, but also the journalists sitting in the centers of power in Tel Aviv.
The Barack Obama of September 2011 is getting hit from all directions: The U.S. is not recovering from recession and the U.S. public is bitter and disappointed over his tepid leadership.
The anger at Israelis who support Palestinian independence resembles the treatment of whites who supported the black civil rights movement.
Though many on both the left and right may be disappointed by Obama's first year in office, one cannot ignore the significant progress he has made in the domestic arena.