Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a dilemma: Free the hostages or continue the war in Gaza?
The Conversation
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Sanction Students for Justice in Palestine, but Don’t Silence Them
Haaretz
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Jewish response to Hamas war criticism comes from deep sense of trauma, active grief and fear
The Conversation
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Letter to the Editor on ‘A Textbook Case of Genocide’
Jewish Currents
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Hamas assault echoes 1973 Arab-Israeli war – a shock attack and questions of political, intelligence culpability
The Conversation
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Israel’s democracy protests: What happens next?
The Conversation
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Israel’s assault in Jenin will only further erode the Palestinian Authority’s legitimacy
The Conversation
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Can Israel Be a Democracy for All?
Dissent Magazine
In my latest article, published in Dissent Magazine, I discuss the massive protest movement that has grown in Israel to stop the Netanyahu government's attempted judicial coup, and what it should do to really 'save' Israeli democracy: "Can Israel Be a Democracy for All?" Online Article  

Israel enters a dangerous period –public protests swell over Netanyahu’s plan to limit the power of the Israeli Supreme Court
The Conversation
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Antisemitism isn’t just ‘Jew-hatred’ – it’s anti-Jewish racism
The Conversation
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Haaretz English at 25: Diaspora Jews Meet Israel’s Gritty Reality
Haaretz
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Ukraine and Palestine: A False, Facile Analogy
Haaretz
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“Israel, Amnesty and the Apartheid Accusation: A Wake-Up Call”
Palestine-Israel Journal 27, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer 2022).
In the latest issue of the Palestine-Israel journal, I discuss Amnesty International's recent report charging Israel with the crime of apartheid Online Article   PDF  

Finding New Ways to Write About and Grapple With Israel
The New York Times Book Review
I reviewed three new books on Israel for The New York Times Book Review: "Can We Talk about Israel? A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted" by Daniel Sokatch, "Haifa Republic: A Democratic Future for Israel" by Omri Boehm, and "Twelve Tribes: Promise and Peril in the New Israel" by Ethan Michaeli. Online Article  

It wasn’t just politics that led to Netanyahu’s ouster – it was fear of his demagoguery
The Conversation, June 15, 2021
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Is This the Third Intifada?
Slate, May 14, 2021
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We need a better definition of anti-Semitism
co-authored with Joshua Shanes, Slate, March 26, 2021
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Pompeo just visited the West Bank. That’s likely to deepen the partisan division over Israel-Palestine
co-authored with Jeremy Pressman, The Washington Post, November 19, 2020
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So, you think Trump has been good for Israel?
The Times of Israel, October 20, 2020
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‘Historic’ Israel deal won’t likely bring peace to the Middle East
The Conversation, The National Interest, The Houston Chronicle, August 17, 2020
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Israel’s West Bank settlements: 4 questions answered
The Conversation, The Associated Press, The National Interest, The Chicago Tribune, November 25, 2019
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The 4 big questions that the next Israeli government will decide
The Conversation, September 18, 2019, reprinted in Salon, The Chicago Tribune, The Houston Chronicle, The Seattle Post
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Israel’s Democracy is on the ballot in the upcoming elections
The Forward, June 5, 2019
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New Israeli elections could force Netanyahu to annex the West Bank. Americans must protest
The Forward, May 31, 2019
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Why the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan shouldn’t be released
The Conversation, May 6, 2019
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The Palestinian issue used to be a major factor in Israeli elections. Here’s why it hasn’t been this time
Time Magazine, April 8, 2019
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Why Powerful US Pro-Israel Lobby Group’s Influence is Under Threat
The Globe Post, March 26, 2019
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Quick Thoughts: Israel’s Parliamentary Elections
Jadaliyya, March 25, 2019
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Even if Netanyahu goes, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will continue
The Conversation, March 20, 2019; reprinted in San Francisco Chronicle
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Punishing the PLO isn’t going to win Trump any ‘deal of the century’
Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2018
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British Jewry and Labour ask who gets to define anti-Semitism
JTA News, July 31, 2018; reprinted in The Times of Israel
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Israel’s new nation-state law restates the obvious
The Conversation, July 23, 2018; reprinted in Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle
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As Israel turns 70, many young American Jews turn away
The Conversation, May 3, 2018; reprinted in Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle
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Gaza’s nonviolent protesters exploited by Hamas, but feared by Israel
The Conversation, April 4, 2018; reprinted in Los Angeles Times, Salon, April 5, 2018
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American Jews and Israel: The End of ‘Israel, Right or Wrong’
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, October 10, 2017
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How “Israelotry” became an American Religion
The Atlantic Monthly, June 5, 2017
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Is there a silver lining to increasing Anti-Semitism?
The Forward, March 20, 2017
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Netanyahu’s meeting with Trump: Good for Israeli-Palestinian peace?
The Conversation, February 15, 2017; reprinted in Salon, February 18, 2017
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Britain’s Left has a ‘Jewish problem’
CNN, July 1, 2016
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How Right-Wing Critics Who Slammed My Book Proved its Point on Israel
The Forward, May 29, 2016
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Hopes fade for a two-state solution. Is there another path to Middle East peace?
co-authored with Dahlia Scheindlin) The Guardian, May 7, 2016
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Why the American Jewish Establishment Won’t Condemn the Occupation
Ha’aretz, May 2, 2016
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This is why Bernie Sanders’s criticism of Israel won’t hurt him in today’s New York primary
The Washington Post, April 19, 2016
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Israel’s Deepest Divide
Berman Jewish Policy Archive Newsletter, Stanford University, vol.1, no. 2, April 15, 2016
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A Tale of Two Jewries: The Pew Surveys of American and Israeli Jews
Matzav Blog, Israel Policy Forum, March 16, 2016
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Sanders’s Silence on Israel
Project Syndicate, March 16, 2016
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Trump’s one good foreign policy idea—neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2016
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Moving Beyond Despair
Tikkun Magazine, October 26, 2015
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Why I’m still a liberal Zionist, despite it all
Ha’aretz, April 1, 2015
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It’s the Fears not the Fear Mongering that We Should Focus On
Carnegie Ethics Online, Council for Ethics and International Affairs; published in The Jewish Journal March 26, 2015)
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Judging Israel’s War
The Jewish Quarterly (Autumn/Winter 2014)
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Where is Our Compassion?
The Forward (August 1, 2014)
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A Cease-fire or Quagmire in Gaza?
The National Interest (July 31, 2014)
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Time to choose: Liberalism or Zionism?
Ha’aretz April 23, 2014)
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Where’s the all-powerful Israel lobby now?
Ha’aretz (December 30, 2013)
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American Jews, embrace your dual loyalties
Ha’aretz (November 26, 2013)
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American Jews are part of the Israeli-Palestinian problem
Ha’aretz (June 25, 2013)
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Whatever happens after Tuesday’s elections, American Jews won’t abandon Israel
Ha’aretz (January 17, 2013)
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The Ties that Bind: Israel’s Fractious Tribes
World Politics Review, December 18, 2012
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Israel and Hamas: Time to Talk?
Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs (December 17, 2012)
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It’s not about Israel, stupid
+972 Magazine (November 9, 2012)
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An Open Letter to Mitt Romney
Ha’aretz (July 30, 2012)
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Romney or Obama: Why the Left in Israel should care
+972 Magazine (July 30, 2012)
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What’s in a Name?
The Daily Beast (July 5, 2012)
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There goes the neighborhood
Ha’aretz (June 22, 2012)
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Ariel versus Academia
The Daily Beast (June 11, 2012)
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Uncle Herzl Wants You
The Daily Beast (May 10, 2012)
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Israel’s Holocaust Trauma
Dissent Magazine (April 19, 2012)
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J Street comes of age
The Times of Israel (April 19, 2012)
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Unify the Palestinians, Neutralize Hamas
The Daily Beast (April 4, 2012)
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Is Europe seeing a new wave of Jew-hatred
+972 Magazine (March 25, 2012)
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The Death of the Peace Process
The National Interest (September 8, 2011)
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Putting up a Big Tent in Israel
Foreign Policy (August 10, 2011)
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Israel’s Real Arab Problem
The Jewish Daily Forward (June 24, 2011)
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President Obama’s Middle East Speech: Actions Speak Louder than Words
Carnegie Ethics Online (May 21, 2011)
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What Kind of Jewish State? The Formative Decisions at Israel’s Birth
Sh’ma, A Journal of Jewish Responsibility (May 2011)
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The Boycott Debate: No Longer Taboo in Progressive Pro-Israel Circles
(with Mairav Zonszein) Dissent (March 29, 2011)
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Israel’s Demophobia
Foreign Policy (February 18, 2011)
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Israel’s Wake-Up Call
Foreign Policy (October 3, 2010)
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Netanyahu’s Deal-breaker
Foreign Policy (September 7, 2010)
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For a broad-based Jewish Politics
The Jerusalem Post (May 15, 2007)
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The Israel Lobby — Preserving All-Around Perspective
The Globalist (April 7, 2006)
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The Israel Lobby — Finally a Balanced Review
The Globalist (April 6, 2006)
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Kadima’s balancing act
openDemocracy (April 5, 2006)
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The Enemy Within: Religious Extremism, Political Violence and the Murder of Yitzhak Rabin
H-NET (July 2003)
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