We must divide the land

The newly elected Labour leader Isaac Herzog sat down with Fathom to discuss what the Britain-Israel relationship means to him, the golden opportunity he sees in the current peace process, and the challenge of building Israel as a multi-cultural society. He was interviewed in Jerusalem on 7 January by Toby Greene, the Fathom deputy editor and Richard Pater, Head of BICOM in Israel.

Holocaust Inversion

One of the cruellest aspects of the new antisemitism is its perverse use of the Holocaust as a stick to beat ‘the Jews.’ Lesley Klaff explains the phenomenon of ‘Holocaust Inversion.’

Sderot: the bomb shelter capital of the world

Since 2000 the city of Sderot has been a target of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel. British academic Dr Alan Craig visited its Media Centre and heard a message of civilian suffering and communal resilience.

Moynihan’s moment

The eminent political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset described Daniel P. Moynihan as ‘the prescient politician’ for his suggestion, in 1979, that the Soviet system ‘could blow up in the 1980s’ as a result of economic crisis, ‘moral decay,’ ‘the rise in mortality rates [and] the nationality strains.’

Israeli Arab school children, Um-al-Fahm, 24 November 2011 
EU Neighbourhood Information Centre/flickr
February 03, 2014, 10:00 AM Israel’s Arab citizens

‘Israel Apartheid Week’ is looming on campuses worldwide. In fact,  as this edited extract from a new ebook shows, Israel has done better in evening out the differences between its Jewish and Arab citizens than most countries encompassing sharply diverse nationalities. Liberal Oasis: The Truth About Israel is available online from Encounter Books. When the intifada erupted…

A bus stop redesigned as a bomb shelter in a residential area of Sderot paul-simpson.org/Flickr
January 20, 2014, 11:59 AM Sderot: the bomb shelter capital of the world

Since 2000 the city of Sderot has been a target of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel. British academic Dr Alan Craig visited its Media Centre and heard a message of civilian suffering and communal resilience.

Isaac Herzog, Leader of the Israeli Labour Party
Miriam Alster/Flash90
January 30, 2014, 10:15 AM We must divide the land

The newly elected Labour leader Isaac Herzog sat down with Fathom to discuss what the Britain-Israel relationship means to him, the golden opportunity he sees in the current peace process, and the challenge of building Israel as a multi-cultural society. He was interviewed in Jerusalem on 7 January by Toby Greene, the Fathom deputy editor and Richard Pater, Head of BICOM in Israel.

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an interview with Yariv Ben-Yehuda
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Winter 2014
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Winter 2014
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