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One City, Divided

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas, Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg My cover story in the National Journal on Jerusalem is up: On a midsummer afternoon, at the King George Street station in the center of downtown Jewish Jerusalem, I boarded one of the silver four-car trams of Jerusalem’s only light-rail line. The electric train swooshed east along Jaffa Road to the City Hall […]

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It’s Not About Tunnels. So What Is the Gaza Conflict About?

August 8th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg My new column is up at The American Prospect. Since the article went up last night, Hamas rejected extending the ceasefire and resumed rocket fire less than one minute after it ended. Israel has resumed missile and artillery fire. Alas. I. At four o’clock after the war—which is to say, 4 p.m. Tuesday—a […]

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This Is Your Brain On War

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg My new column is up at The American Prospect: As I write, the livestream from Gaza of news about death continues. If I give a casualty count, it may be outdated before I finish typing it. It won’t include those Palestinians—civilians and Hamas fighters—who may be buried in rubble in the Sajaiya neighborhood […]

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In the Jerusalem Mourning Tent For a Murdered Teen

July 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Judaism and Religion, Politics and Policy

  Members of the family of Muhammad Abu-Khdeir receive Israeli visitors who came to share in their grief in the Palestinian neighborhood of Shuafat in Jerusalem. (Photo © Gershom Gorenberg) Gershom Gorenberg My latest column is up at The American Prospect: The air-raid silence sounded at three minutes to ten at night in Jerusalem. Two […]

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Pyromaniacs

June 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics and Policy

In a region already in flames, a Palestinian terror attack and Netanyahu’s response could light another fire My latest column is up at The American Prospect Gershom Gorenberg Life in Israel in recent months has been preternaturally tranquil, as long as you keep no more than a quarter of an ear on the news. Jerusalem […]

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Palestinians Won PR Battle Over Pope’s Visit. Will It Matter?

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Judaism and Religion, Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg My apology to readers; I’ve been mostly absent from this blog while teaching for a semester at Columbia University. But I’m back, and here’s my latest piece from The American Prospect: “The Vatican treats this as a pilgrimage. We consider it a pilgrimage it with political implications.” So a Palestinian official involved in […]

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Frankly, Scarlett, You Should Give a Damn

February 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg … and my latest column is also up @theprospect: Outside of being celebrities and having Jewish mothers, Benjamin Netanyahu and Scarlett Johansson aren’t usually thought of having a lot in common. But they’ve been displaying another shared quality of late: the ability to act clueless about the suddenly snowballing economic boycott of Israeli […]

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What Truman Got Wrong About a Jewish State

February 6th, 2014 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas, Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg My review of John Judis’s “Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict” is now online at The American Prospect: On May 12, 1948, President Harry Truman convened a tense Oval Office meeting. In less than three days, Britain would leave Palestine, where civil war already raged between Jews and […]

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Avigdor Lieberman Smiles at John Kerry. Be Suspicious

January 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg My new column is up at The American Prospect: On Sunday morning it seemed that Israeli scientists, or perhaps John Kerry, had learned how to do personality transplants. The first operation was reserved for Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, heretofore the growling voice of unreconstructed Israeli ultra-nationalism. “I want to express my true appreciation […]

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Is This Freedom Road?

December 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg Photo by Gershom Gorenberg My new column is up at The American Prospect: They simply left. As soon as they got the chance, the refugees from Darfur and other parts of Sudan and from Eritrea walked out of the guarded camp in the Negev desert and marched north in bitter winter weather toward […]

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The psychology behind Netanyahu’s fury: Agreement Anxiety Disorder

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Politics and Policy

Gershom Gorenberg My new column is up at The American Prospect: To explain Benjamin Netanyahu’s frenzied reaction to the Geneva agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, let me begin with the stack of brown cardboard boxes under my wife’s desk. Each of the five cartons contains a gas mask and related paraphernalia for a member of […]

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That’ll Be the Day — “Necessary Stories” from The Jerusalem Report

November 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Culture and Ideas, Politics and Policy

Haim Watzman The American ambassador wearily removed a cleaning cloth from the black case he’d placed on the prime minister’s desk. He shook it open, gazed sadly at the dust that danced in the beam of the ceiling light, puffed on his lenses, and rubbed the cloth over them. Holding his glasses up to the […]

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