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Ari Shavit

Israel's President Should Think Twice Before Asking Netanyahu to Form a Government

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Just when Israel's existence and influence on the world stage is most important for Jews around the world, it cannot afford to risk that for the self-aggrandizement of Benjamin Netanyahu. The way he won his election has weakened Israel, destroyed its credibility and made it far less secure.

Ari Shavit Wants Plan B for Israel/Palestine

Sara Davidson | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Sara Davidson

One day after the Jerusalem synagogue attack last week, Ari Shavit, author of My Promised Land, proposed a Plan B -- an alternative peace process that is gradual and informal, and offers a "horizon of hope."

The Unrequited Love Affair Between Liberal Jews and an Illiberal Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 10.28.2014 | World
Carlo Strenger

Jewish liberals -- in Israel and the Diaspora -- need to realize that the time has come to stop mourning Israel's idealized image.

Is There Hope for Israel's Peace-Camp?

Lilac Sigan | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Maybe it's war trauma, or the sterile ceasefire talks that collapsed again, but lately it seems that the Israeli central-left is beginning to wake from a long dormant period.

The Future of Yesterday

Avraham Burg | Posted 06.10.2014 | Home
Avraham Burg

Shavit, as a gifted writer, both attentive and opinionated, takes the reader on a personal journey across the length and breadth of Zionist history.

The Legacy of Lost Dreams

Rachael Freed | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

When we write our stories to future generations, we are tempted to tell stories of our successes. It's how we want to be seen and remembered, as succe...

Israel: History vs. Propaganda

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In the United States today, students can freely discuss anything... except Israel. How crazy is that? The same people who set limits on debate in college are also in the book censoring business.

Fear of Lobby Keeps Dems From Praising Obama's Iran Deal -- and the Best Book on Israel in 40 Years

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 02.06.2014 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It didn't take one prominent neocon long to figure out that that the Iran deal -- and the prospect of ending the stalemate with Iran without recourse to war -- has put the Democrats in a box.

Leon Wieseltier's Tractatus

Francis Levy | Posted 01.26.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

Leon Wieseltier has written his own Tractatus. At least that's the unequivocal aphoristic style in which the first three paragraphs of his review of A...

Iran's Nukes: 2 Elephants in the Room

Barry Lando | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Barry Lando

Somehow Ari Shavit, like most Israeli and American commentators analyzing the standoff with Iran, never gets around to the fact that Israel has had nuclear weapons for the past half a century.

Obama, Bibi and Iran: The Compounded Risk Equation

Dovid Efune | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Dovid Efune

Congress could remove doubt over Obama's Iran policies by creating a well-defined framework and a timeline that would be mandated by law, leaving no room for Iranian or Israeli uncertainty over the position of the United States.