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Gershom Gorenberg

Gershom Gorenberg is a senior correspondent for the Prospect. He is the author of The Unmaking of Israel, of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977 and of The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount. He blogs at South Jerusalem. Follow @GershomG.

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A guide to Israel’s election: what the results mean, and what happens next Read more

America and the World

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The surprise new election shows just how unpredictable a legally cornered leader can be. Read more

America and the World

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Netanyahu's tragical drama, decades in the making, could now end one of two ways.  Read more

America and the World

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The myth of the controlling Jew is so deeply part of Western history that demagogues of any political camp can exploit it. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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And there might be a lesson here for people in other nations hoping to unseat an authoritarian-minded leader in an upcoming election. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The president is dismantling the post-World War II measures meant to prevent another such catastrophe. Historical ignorance is his enabler. Read more

America and the World

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The embattled prime minister wants voters to forget the occupation. Trump is lending a hand.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The Ilhan Omar fuss wasn't the Democrats' Corbyn moment—but U.K. Labour provides a warning of what to avoid. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The leading challenger to Netanyahu may be electable. But he's a Never Bibi rightist.  Read more

America and the World

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The boycott movement and its loudest opponents blur the line between Israel and the West Bank.  Read more

America and the World

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With just three months to elections in Israel, the country needs to know if Benjamin Netanyahu will be charged.  Read more

America and the World

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It might just have to do with her pronoun. Read more

America and the World

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By allegedly subverting the free press, he showed why it is so essential. Read more

America and the World

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The Netanyahu government response to the company pulling out of the West Bank is insane, incompetent, or both.  Read more

America and the World

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Like Likud leaders before him, the Israeli prime minister thinks he can redesign the Middle East. Read more

America and the World

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The more a leader stokes the hate, the less he can claim that he couldn't have imagined the results. Read more

America and the World

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Netanyahu is likely to win Israel's next election because the left fails to challenge the raw emotions of anger and fear.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Trump is again promising an Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal. If it ever happens, it's likely to be a very bad joke.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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British Labour is a long way from being done with its anti-Semitism problem. Read more

America and the World

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The president warns Israel it will have to pay a “higher price” in his peace plan. It's one more distraction. Read more

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