Thank you, Internet, for this gem: a Hebrew edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, The Hobbit, in Hebrew. And even better than the cover, the book has a terrific creation story–translated by 10 Israeli pilots as they were held captive in Egypt after their planes were shot down in the late 1960s.
‘If the Government Can Survive One Week, It’ll Survive a Month’: An Interview with Michael Oren
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The Belly of the Beast with Ilene Prusher
What to Watch For as Nuclear Talks With Iran Resume
Nuclear talks with Iran are resuming. Absent from the table will be the United States, which dropped out of the nuclear deal in 2018.
Parting Words from President Reuven Rivlin
Moment Contributors Weigh In on Israeli Election
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Opinion | A Daycare Tragedy Opens My Eyes
Sometimes a single truth, belatedly discovered, can change one’s world view with surprising swiftness.
Opinion | Will Israelis Embrace Biden?
Five days after the U.S. elections, my husband and I enjoyed a rare Pilates class between lockdowns.
Opinion | Picking Their Poison
In every Israeli election since 2015—we’ve had four now, and in 2021 are headed toward a fifth—the average Israeli voter has one main thing in mind when he or she decides whom to vote for: Do I want Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep his job?
On Peace, Normalization and Politics
The latest news came late last week. Morocco has joined the growing list of Arab countries upgrading their relations with Israel. This list now includes the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan.
Trump’s Parting Gifts
Despite a failed reelection campaign, Donald Trump and his team registered several notable gains this election season. Trump slightly increased the share of Black and Hispanic Americans voting for him, alongside an impressive turnout from a small but well-organized subgroup: Orthodox Jews. According to polls and estimates, more than 80 percent of Orthodox Jews cast their vote for Trump, making them one of his most approving constituencies in the nation.
Twenty Five Years After Yitzchak Rabin’s Assassination, Israel Remains Divided
“The incitement and rhetoric did not come from all sides. In Israel, incitement reads from right to left.”
Would Trump Win an Israeli Election?
One of Donald Trump’s favorite lines when addressing Jewish American or Israeli listeners, is that if he ran for office in Israel, he’d get “98 percent” of the votes.
He’s not exaggerating by much.