Israel Must Win This War

Ophir Toubul

The answer to Hamas’ barbarous attack would be to press on with efforts to consolidate a “peace axis” in the Middle East, in the spirit of the Abraham Accords.

A Tolerant City?

Alex Stein

A new book sheds light on the history of medieval Jerusalem but its conclusions are ultimately unconvincing.

Islamic Law in the Lands of War

Muhammad Al-Atawneh Sabina Abdulaev

A new book - which focuses on Israel - explains the role played by Islamic law in countries where Muslims are in the minority.

Victims or Collaborators?

Lyn Julius

Challenging myths about the relationship between Middle Eastern Jewry and European Colonialism.

Going Underground

Michael Press

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

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.

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.

Beyond the Four Quarters

Alex Stein

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

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.

Why Are They Leaving?

John Munayer

A new book offers a useful overview of the story of the Christian departure from the Middle East, while neglecting some of its key causes.

More Than Mere Gossip

Ariel Rodal-Spieler

Barak Ravid's book on the Abraham Accords provides a fascinating first-hand perspective of a historic episode.

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.

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall?

Jonathan Spyer

A new book argues for the historic significance of the Arab Spring. Does it succeed?

What Happened to Us?

Arash Azizi

The story of the modern Middle East seen through the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Madam Zona: A Memoir

Payam Feili Sara Khalili

An excerpt from Payam Feili's memoir about life as an Iranian asylum seeker in Israel.

Our Men in Al Sham: An Interview with Seth Frantzman and Jonathan Spyer

Samuel Thrope

An interview with Seth Frantzman and Jonathan Spyer about their experiences reporting from Syria and Iraq.

The Jews of Iran

Haggai Ram

A new book looks at the story of the Jews of Iran in the twentieth century.

The Rising Juggernaut of the Greater Middle East

Noam Backner

A mixture of global ambitions and domestic policies has led China to undermine the “Washington consensus” in the Middle East.

The Distortion of Palestine

Alex Stein

One principle seems to be guiding "Palestine: A Four Thousand Year History": The minimization and marginalization of the role Jews played in the history of Palestine.