The Jerusalem Report

The Jerusalem Report is an editorially independent biweekly newsmagazine that offers original journalism from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Founded in 1990, The Jerusalem Report consistently aims to bridge the gaps between Israel and the Diaspora, and honestly assess Israel's relations with its Arab neighbors.

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Orwell’s evolving views on Jews

Orwell’s antisemitic streak is the most painful thing I have written about, because I am a great admirer of Orwell.

By RAYMOND S. SOLOMON
17/10/2019
Jews and human rights

Loeffler takes the reader on a journey that stretches from minority rights through the idea of a universal Bill of Rights.

New Year – new beginnings

It seems that many people set themselves up for some form of disappointment just days or weeks into the new calendar year.

By ALIYA BENITA LEVIN
17/10/2019
Repentance, prayer, and… schnorr?

Today, as a prosperous hi-tech nation, can Israel truly justify asking for millions of dollars in charity from Jews abroad, especially when Israelis themselves give so little?

By SHLOMO MAITAL
17/10/2019
A Pyrrhic victory

The results speak for themselves. Shas, headed by Arye Deri, registered a resounding success with traditional voters.

By GILAD MALACH
17/10/2019
Israel and American liberals

No doubt most American Jewish liberals are disgusted with President Trump – not only his administration’s policies, but also his insolence and dishonesty.

By ROBERT HORENSTEIN
17/10/2019
Round 2: Israelis face another election, with more uncertainty

Fasten your seat belts because we may be heading for a period of unprecedented turbulence in Israeli politics.

By MARK WEISS
12/09/2019
Poetry: a neglected art?

It is known that there is a dearth of publishing opportunities for English-language writers in Israel.

A gripping spy thriller about Jews and Israel, hate and love

The Way Back promises to pull its readers into a beautifully written web of smugglers and spies, Israel and the Middle East – and it fulfills this promise.

11/07/2019
‘Promised Land’ tells the story of a love triangle in the nascent state

The wholly convincing interweaving of fiction with historical fact makes Promised Land a compulsive read, and we are left wondering about how life pans out for the main characters.

Facing facts: we must learn to live together and live separately

The economies of Israel and the Palestinians are intertwined as is the cheek-by-jowl proximity of neighborhoods, villages and settlements.

A Window to the World: Jews and sled dogs

The famous Iditarod race in Alaska raises ethical questions.

To find success, play chess

David Berman believes that learning the ancient board game at an early age can be life-changing.

By MICHELLE LOWENSTEIN , STEVE LINDE
11/07/2019
Days of Outrage

Knesset Member Pnina Tamano-Shata of Blue and White, a member of the Ethiopian-Israeli community, condemned the violence but said the outburst of rage followed years of pent-up frustration.

By MARK WEISS
11/07/2019
Israel is not Italy

It would take a cataclysmic change similar to the end of the Cold War – for example, a universal Middle East peace – to change the Israeli political landscape.

By AMIEL UNGAR
11/07/2019
The Fourth of July

As a Jewish Confederate Boy Scout in the 1940s and early ’50s, I first learned about the KKK.

By DAVID GEFFEN
11/07/2019
14 Days: PILGRIMS’ PATH

Top Israeli and American officials, including US Ambassador David Friedman and Special Representative Jason Greenblatt, attended the opening on June 30 of Jerusalem’s Pilgrimage Road,

10/07/2019
Barak’s return

Whether or not you support Ehud Barak, Israel’s most decorated soldier is no idiot.

10/07/2019
The Land and the Book

So what has turned this small stretch of much-contested real estate into the object of millennial Jewish longing and the keystone of Jewish identity?

By TIBOR KRAUSZ
28/06/2019
Books: A citizen diplomat reflects

‘Bucharest Diary’ is a vivid memoir by a former US envoy to Romania.

By NORMAN EISEN
28/06/2019
Books: The Cut-Out Girl

Now in her 80s, the protagonist opens up to the sympathetic writer about the horrors of the Holocaust in the Netherlands.

How it really was – and is: Who’s meshugge anyway?

My blessed Yiddishe mother used to ask, when something was weirder than real life, in Yiddish of course, “Am I meshugge, or he is meshugge?”

Rafi Nave: Hi-tech pioneer

I am fortunate to share an office at the Technion’s Samuel Neaman Institute with Rafi Nave, a hi-tech pioneer whose career spans four decades.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
28/06/2019
The changing Palestinian diet

“A big part of Ramadan is the hospitality we give to others and…one of the big purchases (Muslims here) make is sweetened soft drinks which are very unhealthy,” Barakat told The Jerusalem Report.

By JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
27/06/2019
Name: Becca Wertman, ID: Fighting boycotts

“I knew that the Canadian government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had come out a number of times against BDS, even referring to the campaigns as a ‘new form of antisemitism in the world.’

By JOSH ARONSON
27/06/2019
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