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Articles published in The New Republic


Israel's Freakout, Explained

25.11.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi

New worries about whether Obama's presidency has made them less safe. 

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Why Israel Still Can’t Trust That Obama Has Its Back

7.3.2012, by Yossi Klein Halevi

For me to trust Obama on Israel’s ultimate security threat, I need him to speak directly to Iran, not to American Jews and the Israeli public. 

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Can Israel Trust the United States When It Comes to Iran?

2.3.2012, by Yossi Klein Halevi

The Iranian nuclear threat could force Israel to choose between two of its essential national values. On the one hand, there is the commitment to Jewish self defense. On the other hand, there is the longing to be a respectable member of the international community.

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Yes, We Can’t

20.5.2011, by Yossi Klein Halevi

As an ambivalent Israeli, I know that a Palestinian state is an existential necessity for me,

but I also know that a Palestinian state is an existential threat to me.

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Town and Country

5.5.2011, by Yossi Klein Halevi

In April, the southern Israeli town of Sderot hosted its eighth annual French film festival, which was an achievement more impressive than it sounds. Read more



25.11.2010, by Yossi Klein Halevi

The struggle to free Soviet Jewry would become one of history’s most successful protest movements. In the process, American Jewry discovered its political power and its spiritual vitality, as a once-timid community learned to become a vigorous advocate of Jewish interests.

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The TNR EXCHANGE: Trust Fall

15.4.2010, by James Risen and Yossi Klein Halevi

This e-mail exchange began in the shadow of the dispute between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government. It became obvious that Washington and Jerusalem were experiencing a failure to communicate, and so Risen and Halevi thought it might be valuable to lay out what Americans and Israelis are saying about each other—but not to each other.

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