Underrated: Ayelet Shaked

The rising star of Israeli politics

Mounting Mendacity

The Palestinian Authority refuses to accept that Jerusalem's Temple Mount is holy to all three Abrahamic religions

Gaza Withdrawal Symptoms

Israel's 2005 disengagement from Gaza has left lasting bitterness

Israel’s Impish Ice-Breaker

Etgar Keret's memoir The Seven Good Years is mellow but full of deadpan humour about life's absurdities


Tuvia Tenenbom's Catch The Jew! exposes NGOs' distortion of the truth in Israel

Israel And Integration

‘Even in Tel Aviv, they know that the words “no comment” are not in my vocabulary’

The Global Politics Of Netanyahu’s Victory

There was more to his controversial statement about Arab votes than Netanyahu's critics cared to acknowledge

Fait Pas Accompli

‘The gulf between Israel and the Obama administration will continue after Netanyahu’s re-election’

Cage Fighting

‘In addressing inequality we should be careful not to wage war on those elite visions of life, such as the Getty Villa in LA, that do so much to alleviate its mundanity’

The Har Nof Massacre: How Jewish Life Carries On

When Palestinians killed five people at a synagogue in the Jerusalem suburb where my son lives, the response was admirably restrained

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"