Did Israel actually plan to expel most of its Arabs in 1948? Or not?
Israel’s Old-Time Religion. By Gershom Gorenberg. Slate, November 8, 2011.
How government policies have caused the surge in ultra-Orthodox Judaism in Israel—and why it’s an economic disaster.
How to Save Israel. By Gershom Gorenberg. Slate, November 9, 2011.
The three steps that could rescue it from endless conflict and international ostracism.
I write from an Israel with a divided soul. It is not only defined by its contradictions; it is at risk of being torn apart by them. It is a country with uncertain borders and a government that ignores its own laws. Its democratic ideals, much as they have helped shape its history, or on the verge of being remembered among the false political promises of 20th-century ideologies.