Tel Aviv Review

Reading Farsi in Tel Aviv

Behind the political bogeyman of modern Iran lie centuries of Persian poetry and literature. Orly Noy, journalist and political activist, translates Farsi literature into Hebrew. Her work brings the soul of Iran to Israel – and her readings bring the music.

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Why Can’t America Embrace Palestine?

Khaled Elgindy writes that America’s fundamental ambiguity over the Palestinian national cause has been an underlying and unappreciated factor in the failure of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over the years, in his new book, “Blind Spot – America & the Palestinians, From Balfour to Trump.

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Populism for the Popular Audience

Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser provides a comprehensive look at the elusive phenomenon of populism, spanning left to right, south to north, people to leaders, and explains why democracies are the most vulnerable to populist trends.

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The Israeli Economy: A Report Card

Prof. Karnit Flug, former Governor of the Bank of Israel and currently Vice President for Research at the Israel Democracy Institute, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the Israeli economy.

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Zionism Explained to My Neighbor

Yossi Klein Halevy, American-Israeli writer and public intellectual, discusses his best-selling book “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,” an attempt to engage in Israeli-Palestinian dialogue while transcending the temptation to try to converge the conflicting narratives.

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How to Deal With the Oldest Hatred

Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger, a Reform rabbi at the West London Synagogue and a member of the House of Lords, discusses her book “Antisemitism: What it is. What it isn’t. Why it Matters.”

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In His Image

Dr Tomer Persico, a religions scholar, currently Shalom Hartman Institute Bay Area Scholar in Residence and the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley, discusses his forthcoming book, The Image of God: The Idea that Changed the World and Judaism.

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How to Fight Back Against Populists, Politely

Dr. Yaniv Roznai analyzes the multiple layers of damage populist leaders wreak on democracy, often attacking the constitution, yet argues that this is not a losing battle.

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‘To Celebrate Independence Day Is to Make a Statement of Faith’

Rabbi Prof. Irving (Yitz) Greenberg, one of the most prominent Jewish thinkers and community leaders in Postwar America, discusses the place of Israel in his theological worldview, and the shifting characteristics of the Jewish-American experience in the 21st century.

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The Right Stuff: When Israel Knew How to Compromise

Two of the most prominent figures in America’s efforts to advance a two-state solution, Ambassador Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, take a deep look at four Israeli leaders and their pivotal decisions.

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