Israel at 75

April 28, 2023 by  
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I have recently read two great books. “Israel’s Declaration of Independence: The History and Political Theory of the Nation’s Founding Moment” by Neil Rogachevsky and Dov Ziegler (Cambridge University Press). Just published. And the 2019 “A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion” by Tom Segev (Picador). Read more

What would the world be like with no State of Israel?

What scholars like to call counterfactual history is science fiction for those who prefer to ponder the implications of things turning out differently in the past rather than speculating on the future. Read more

Postcard discovered of David Ben-Gurion writing, ‘State of Israel has been born!’

May 10, 2019 by  
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A postcard written and signed by Israel’s founding father and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion, just one day after he officially declared the State of Israel’s independence, has recently been discovered. Read more

2019 Israeli elections, ‘Case 4775’: The public trial of Netanyahu

December 26, 2018 by  
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Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to win a record-tying fifth election on April 9, which would put him in position to become the longest-serving premier in Israeli history—longer even than founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion…writes Alex Traiman/JNS. Read more