On Gaza, an Israeli Scribe Holds Up a Harsh Mirror

J.J. Goldberg unpacks Nahum Barnea’s powerful indictment of the way the Gaza war was managed, including its costs to Israel’s long-term security and political integrity.

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Israeli Band Shmemel Urges Aliyah — to Berlin

Right after the war in Gaza, Israeli band Shmemel released a catchy song brimming with nationalistic references and encouraging immigration — to anywhere but Israel.

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Liberal Zionists Unite!

After the Gaza war, some are writing eulogies for Liberal Zionism. Elan Ezrachi and Naamah Kelman say the Diaspora must not abandon the fight for a more humane Jewish state.

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Did Hamas Get Bibi to Freeze Settlements?

By fighting back in Gaza, Hamas succeeded where the Palestinian Authority failed: It got Israel to curtail settlement building. That could send a dangerous message, Lara Friedman writes.

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