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Bernard Avishai

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Bernard Avishai

Bernard Avishai lives in Jerusalem and New Hampshire. He is a visiting professor of government at Dartmouth and an adjunct professor of business at Hebrew University. His most recent book is Promiscuous: "Portnoy’s Complaint" and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness. He is also the author of The Tragedy of Zionism and The Hebrew Republic.


News and Features

Locked up in Alabama… Ben-Gurion changes his tune…

John Judis’s provocative history of US foreign policy toward Israel

About that file in your cake…; Zion Agonistes; a poem for Malala…

Why Israel’s purposes cannot be grasped only through the American Jewish experience.

Obama and America's hundred-year struggle over healthcare reform.

Punishing Israel's most progressive elements will not help to end the occupation.

A shrewd history of why US presidents have failed to make Israel accept a plan for regional peace.

Reviewing Paul Krugman's visionary book The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008.

Mouths Water. Earth Smiles.

Orient, N.Y.


In this second round, Eric Alterman and Lizzy Ratner respond to arguments for and against BDS.