In Defense of Nationalism

Liat Natovich Koshizky

Yoram Hazony's new book provides a welcome defense of Herzl's sophisticated understanding of Zionism and its relevance today.

No True Nationalist

Yair Wallach

Yoram Hazony's latest book distorts Herzl's ideas to provide cover for the author's exclusivist nationalism.

“Everyone is responsible for the explosion.”

Jonathan Fine

A conversation with artist Rutu Modan about her 2020 graphic novel 'Tunnels', storytelling in comics, and the relationship between truth and ideology.

Meet the Yahus

Alex Stein

A new novel about Benjamin Netanyahu's father's time in America fails to live up to the delicious promise of its source material.

Entebbe, Tehran, Munich

Nathan Abrams

How cinematic depictions of the Mossad spy became a reflection of shifting attitudes towards the State of Israel.

An Abusive System

Janice Weizman

An interview with trailblazing Israeli feminist Elana Sztokman about her journey away from Orthodoxy.

Requiem for a War

Jonathan Spyer

The Syrian Civil War threw the country, as well as the entire region, into chaos and bloodshed. A new book attempts to sift through its tumultuous legacy.

A Critical Case

Liam Hoare

A new reissue of Batya Gur's oeuvre offers a welcome opportunity to revisit the founding mother of Israeli detective fiction.

Coronavirus and Intimacy

Yaki Sagi

While corona's impact on physical wellbeing is common knowledge, less has been written about its devastating impact on interpersonal relationships.

A-voiding the Void

Ella Elbaz

Three recent novels shed light on unexplored aspects of literary representations of Palestinian trauma.

The Great Israeli Novels

Jessica Cohen

A response to Haim Watzman's 'The NeverEnding Stories' from the Winter 2020 issue.

A Family Affair

Dahlia Scheindlin

Throughout Israel’s history, the question 'what do Israelis think' has evolved a great deal, not least because the question 'who are the Israelis' has changed dramatically over time.

The New Mixed Cities

Afif Abu Much

Why are Arabs moving to largely Jewish cities, and how are they being received?

Ephemeral Reflections

Lonnie Monka

Dennis Silk and English-language poetry in Israel.

Lisbon and Manila: Sites of Refuge During the Holocaust

Manuela Consonni

A review of two books on the plight, experiences, and emotions of Holocaust refugees.

Happy and Sad

Maayan Eitan Chaya Levy

A selection of English translations of work by the poet Chaya Levy.

Silence is Golden