Politics & Society

Left-Handed Compliments: Anti-Semitic Discourse Among ‘Progressives’

Sociologist Dr. David Hirsh discusses anti-Jewish bigotry among socialist and so-called progressive circles.


Sephardim and Mizrahim don’t feel discriminated against, while rich Ashkenazim do? What gives?

Tel Aviv Stories: Identity and Dislocation in a Strangely Familiar Place

Israeli-American novelist Dalia Rosenfeld discusses her critically-acclaimed collection of short stories, in many of which Tel Aviv is a silent protagonist.

On the Road to Perdition with Waze

The Israeli-designed community-based traffic and navigation app Waze is one of the so-called start-up nation’s biggest success stories. But could Waze be harming our environment and our democracy?

Refugee Repatriation Expectation: Acceleration to Reconciliation or Mummification of Negotiation?

It’s a debate that has raged since 1948. Can the ongoing debate over the rights of dispossessed Palestinians’ descendants be overcome?

Nakba and Survival: The Anti-Heroes of 1948

Dr. Adel Manna, a historian of modern Palestine and senior fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, discusses his new book, “Nakba and Survival: The Story of the Palestinians who Remained in Haifa and the Galilee, 1948-1956.”

Body Politic

Israel possesses the bodies of five Islamic Jihad militants and has a decision to make. Should the bodies be immediately returned to relatives, or should they be used as part of a negotiation tactic?

Mandatory Service: How the League of Nations Shaped Modern International Relations

Historian Susan Pedersen discusses the League of Nations and the British Mandate of Palestine in a broader context.

The Sabbath: Day of Unrest

Israel’s Supreme Court says stores should stay open in Tel Aviv on the Sabbath. Some say they struck a blow for freedom. Some say, workers deserve a day off. Some say, God is a higher authority.

Meretz: Same Great Party – Now, with Less Zionism!

Leaders of the long-time standard-bearer for Israel’s liberal, Zionist left – Meretz – say their party is no longer Zionist. Is it time to retire the “Z Word”?