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Evelyn Gordon

Evelyn Gordon

Evelyn Gordon, who writes for Commentary’s blog, is a journalist and commentator living in Israel.

Jerusalem

That Arab and European leaders are protesting President Trump’s intent to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is no surprise. Nor is it any surprise that...
Iran

North Korea’s demonstration of a ballistic missile capable of reaching most of the United States prompted gloomy commentary in Israel about the failure to halt...
gaza

Observing developments since Hamas and Fatah signed their latest reconciliation deal in October is an object lesson in just how much of the Palestinians’ misery...

How is any relationship possible if one side won’t even allow the other to be heard?

Kurds

The “laws” it teaches aren’t the actual laws of war, as codified in international treaties, but a made-up version.

israel

For many, it is assumed that Israel is a racist state that considers its Arab minority second-class citizens. I wonder, then, how they explain what...
gaza

When the Palestinians’ two rival governments announced their latest reconciliation deal last month, it raised two obvious questions. The first was whether it would actually...
isis

Now that the battle to drive the Islamic State (ISIS) from its Syrian capital of Raqqa has ended, reporters are beginning to explore the devastation...
Jerusalem

The Anti-Defamation League released a truly shocking poll of Israeli opinion last week. You wouldn’t guess that from reading the newspaper headlines, which were all...
BDS

BDS activists are presumably celebrating the UN Human Rights Council’s decision to warn off companies that do business with Israelis in the West Bank. I’d...
Israel

Over last week’s Sukkot holiday, Israeli Arab couple Khalil and Reem Bakly launched their own personal coexistence venture by building a completely kosher sukkah (aided...
Hamas

There’s good news from Gaza these days, and it proves how misguided the international community’s approach actually is. The news is that Hamas is slashing...