Tel Aviv Review

Smashing the Patriarchy?

Professor Amalia Sa’ar discusses her co-authored book “Diversity: Palestinian career women in Israel,” reviewing the professional and personal experiences of female doctors, lawyers and engineers in the Jewish state

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Love, Occupied

Sari Bashi’s life was already complicated, as a Jewish Israeli human rights lawyer defending Palestinian freedom of movement. Then she fell in love with a Palestinian man trapped in Ramallah by the occupation. Her book tells what happened next.

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The Spoils of Empire

Dr Itay Lotem discusses the memory of colonialism in Britain and France, where in both countries, though in different ways, memory is more about issues of the present than about the past

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From Romania, For Cash

Dr Radu Ioanid, Romanian Ambassador to Israel and historian of Romanian Jewry, discusses how, over decades, hundreds of thousands of Romanian Jews were exchanged for money, livestock and goods

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What Would Susan Sontag Say?

Philosopher and cultural critic Susan Sontag spent a lifetime thinking about the mysterious space between reality and representation. Benjamin Moser’s acclaimed biography captures her story with photographic complexity, leaving only a longing for Sontag’s perspective on life today.

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The Broke Woke

Batya Ungar-Sargon believes woke culture has created a smokescreen of racial identity politics that obfuscates the real force tearing American society apart: class inequality. But it took the liberal media to exponentially amplify the problem. Her new book explains why.

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Israel’s Ellis Island, Behind Barbed Wire

Quarantine wasn’t invented for corona. At the start of statehood, Israel encouraged mass immigration while seeking to prevent mass disease by putting immigrants through a quarantine camp. Rhona Seidelman, a historian of medicine and public health, examines the camp’s legacy both remembered and forgotten

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Labor’s Love’s Lost

Dr Laura Wharton discusses her book “Is the Party Over? How Israel Lost its Social Agenda,” analyzing the ideological and institutional decline of the Labor Party up until the 1970s

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Religiously Democratic?

Prof. Daniel Statman discusses his new co-authored book “State and Religion is Israel,” a joint legal and philosophical attempt to conceptualize the role of religion in democratic regimes

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But Somebody Has to Do It

In “Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America,” Eyal Press takes a tough look at the people squeezed in the middle of America’s moral pyramid

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