“New Hope and Yamina are not right-wing”

An interview with the journalist and commentator Laly Derai about the future of the Israeli right.

Beyond the Four Quarters

Nine Quarters

A new book about Jerusalem's Old City shatters some sacred cows while perpetuating others.

Walking Four Amot

Tales of transformation from the hiking trails of Israel.

Post-Translation: Between the Bi-National and Dialogic

Ohad Zeltzer Zubida

Two recent books by Yehouda Shenhav provide a radical vision for the future of translation.

Those Who Heard the Voice of the Dove

Asael Abelman

A new essay collection draws attention to hitherto neglected Sephardic and Mizrahi Zionist leaders

The Disappointments Committed in Hope’s Name

Lily Shehady

The first English translations of Palestinian poet Maya Abu Al-Hayyat take the reader on a rollercoaster of emotions anchored in truth.

How Much Time is Left is Not a Question but a Door

Israel Eliraz | Liat Simon

A selection of English translations of work by the late Israeli poet Israel Eliraz.

Who Does She Think She Is?

Einat Wilf

The new memoir by former Breaking the Silence director Yuli Novak is simplistic and solipsistic in equal measure.

Cries of a Beloved Country

Avraham Burg

The former director of Breaking the Silence has written a moving memoir that is a wake-up call for Israeli society.

Personal, Professional and National

Ettya Barnhart-Magen

A new book exploring the emotional inheritance of trauma subtly demonstrates its impact on both the national and personal story.

Sledgehammer or Boomerang?

Michael Koplow

Trump's ambassador's pride at rebooting America's previous Middle East policy may set an unwelcome trend that even he might end up ruing.

Going Underground

Michael Press

Yet another book on Jerusalem's archaeology unhealthily focuses on its past at the expense of its present.

God at Arm’s Length

Yiftach Ashkenazi

In her new book "Figuring Jerusalem: Politics and Poetics in the Sacred Center," literary scholar Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi calls attention to the dangers of assigning God a particular geographic space. An interview.