What happened today? For the first time in Israel’s history, a sitting prime minister has been indicted on criminal charges.
Nathan Guttman on the upcoming Israeli elections and Benjamin Netanyahu’s play on American politics
Five Things to Know This Week: Can Bernie Sanders show Ilhan Omar the right way to criticize Israel?
1. Ilhan Omar watch: Where’s Bernie? House Democrats are spending more and more time trying to understand, educate and counter
Famed Israeli author Amos Oz has passed away today, aged 79, after a short battle with cancer. Perhaps the most renowned Israeli author, Oz’s work has been translated into 45 languages and won dozens of awards, including the prestigious Goethe Prize and the Israel Prize for Literature. Oz was also an activist, repeatedly advocating in favor of the two-state solution and calling for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
Rivka Carmi In 2006, Rivka Carmi became the president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), making her the first
Eizenstat’s main thesis, that Jimmy Carter’s presidency was one of the most consequential in modern history, might raise a few eyebrows.
In Trump-era Washington, pro-Israel and Jewish conferences can be divided into roughly three categories: those on the left who gather to lament, centrist groups that do their best to avoid any mention of the president, and groups on the conservative end of the spectrum for which the Trump presidency is nothing short of a dream come true.
“It sends a message that Jerusalem is on the table, and that the Arabs can expect to get parts of the Jewish city of Jerusalem, when in fact it’s almost certain they will not.”
“As a political historian, I would say that most trips abroad are filled with great hopes and, while they rarely end up in disappointment, they also rarely end up in tremendous achievements.”