The Tel Aviv Review

Ending Wars Peacefully

In his new book, Jeremy Pressman challenges the notion that violence is the best way to win concessions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or in the Israeli-Arab context more broadly.

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Living With Ghosts

Michal Ben Naftali’s novel, “The Teacher,” examines memories of those who can never forget. People die, but their collective trauma lives on.

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From Genetics To Eugenics

Prof. Amir Teicher, a historian at Tel Aviv University, discusses the cooptation of a seminal, 19th-century genetic theory by a climate of racial categorization several decades on.

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Dark Rooms

Prof. Amos Morris-Reich discusses his book “Race and Photography: Racial Photography as Scientific Evidence 1876-1980,” exploring the meeting point between culture and science against the backdrop of racism

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A Very Diplomatic Review

Dr. Susanne Wasum-Rainer, Germany’s Ambassador to Israel, discusses Germany’s vision at the start of its Presidency of the Council of the EU, challenges to the post-war global order, German-Israel relations, and her long professional connection to Israel

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Disinformation Smells Bad

In “Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World,” co-authors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin D. West argue that people have the power to judge data critically and independently – and they teach us how.

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Endangered Liberalism

Menny Mautner, Prof Emeritus of Law at TAU, analyzes the onset of the liberal agenda in Israel’s political history, up to its precarious state at present

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Prelude to a Nation

Prof. Ruth HaCohen-Pinczower, co-author of “Singing Freedom: The Interplay between Music and Politics in the West,” discusses the power of music as well as power and music.

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Israel And The Family Of Nations

After decades of diplomacy, Oded Eran, former Amb. to the EU and Jordan, provides a comprehensive checkup of Israeli foreign policy, and considers what impact annexation will have on Israel’s standing in the world

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The History, Memory And Myth Of The Kishinev Pogrom

The Kishinev Pogrom was among the seminal events of modern Jewish history. It shaped Jewish identity, from the early Zionist national narrative to Jewish American social activism. Prof. Steven Zipperstein examines the history, memory and myth of the violence.

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