Articles | Israeli society
At Seder, All Are Heard, Even the Most Outrageous
8.4.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi
In the absence of the most minimal unified Israeli narrative, we risk losing our ability to understand ourselves.
The Quiet Rise of the Israeli Center
01.04.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi
The Israeli centrist embraces insights from both the right and left.
Ariel Sharon the builder, Ariel Sharon the destroyer: A man of many incarnations
11.01.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi
His life, in all its phases, was defined by a single mission: to teach the Jews how to survive in the Middle East. For Mr. Sharon, that often meant fighting on the Middle East’s own harsh terms.
Israel’s Wary Center
31.10.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi
A majority don’t see ‘Greater Israel’ or utopian peace in the nation’s future.
How Israeli Society Remained Intact
28.10.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi
The notion of Israel as a model of social cohesion may seem far-fetched. Yet in recent years, a sober majority has emerged that seeks social compromise and accommodation in place of ideological warfare.
Resolving Israel’s Internal War of Atonement
9.9.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi
Perhaps the most enduring lesson of the Yom Kippur War, then, is the need to lower our guard against each other and listen to competing insights.
Needed: An Israeli Dialogue of Mutual Gratitude
07.04.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi
Mainstream and haredi Israelis must start by acknowledging how the other has contributed to the astonishing post-Holocaust rebirth of the Jewish people.
Why I Voted for Yair Lapid
23.1.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi
The centrist’s simple but emotionally profound Zionism could lead to an Israel less at war with itself.
The Rise of Domestic Israel
23.12.2012, by Yossi Klein Halevi
At a dangerous moment in Israel’s history, most parties are focusing on domestic issues in the current election campaign.
Why Did Israel’s Social Justice Movement Fall Flat This Summer?
02.10.2012, by Yossi Klein Halevi
Point-Counter-Point 2: Yossi Klein Halevi debates his daughter, Moriah, over the Israeli social justice movement’s failed summer of protest.
Bibi’s Political Inheritance
1.5.2012, by Yossi Klein Halevi
What remains of Revisionist Zionism, the ideology of the late Benzion Netanyahu, is its 11th commandment: Don’t be a fool.
As My Son Goes to War, I Am Fully Israeli At Last
4.1.2009, by Yossi Klein Halevi
I feel that our family is privileged to belong to the Israeli story. Gavriel, grandson of a Holocaust survivor, is part of an army defending the Jewish people in its land. This is one of those moments when our old ideals are tested anew and found to be still vital.