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.