Politics & Society

Boots on the Ground: Journeys in a War-Torn Middle East

Middle East analyst Jonathan Spyer discusses his new book, “Days of the Fall: A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars.”

The Problem with Jewish Pride

It’s a challenging claim by one of our most astute public intellectuals: the ascent of chauvinist Jewish pride is a sign that Zionism has failed.

College of Corrections

What should we make of a shocking new and “world’s first” proposal to allow a university to manage a prison jointly with the Israel Prison Service?

Storming Down Memory Lane: Memory Activism in Israel and Palestine

Dr. Yifat Gutman discusses her book, “Memory Activism: Reimagining the Past for the Future in Israel-Palestine,” which analyzes new modes conflict resolution.

“A Girl, and I Shoot Well!”

There is a new documentary web series following three passionate, articulate, and armed young women living in the occupied territories.

Legal Aliens: Middle-Class Arab Migration to Israeli Metropolitan Areas

Dr. Fahima Abbas discusses the migration patterns of young and professional Arabs from Arab communities to predominantly Jewish urban areas.

Museology of the Oppressed (with Apologies to Paulo Freire)

There are plans to construct 20 museums in development towns, to finally acknowledge the contributions made by what was for so long regarded as “the other Israel.”

A Pall to Arms

As protests swell over our sale of arms to the brutish generals of Burma/Myanmar, what is the morality of Israel’s weapons industry?

Persons of Dollar: How GDP Became King

Dr. Eli Cook discusses his new book, “The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life.”

Martial Mercy for Military Manslaughter?

IDF Chief of Staff decided to reduce the sentence of a soldier who shot dead a Palestinian who had minutes earlier stabbed an IDF soldier.