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Hillel Halkin

Hillel Halkin

Hillel Halkin is an American-born Israeli translator, biographer, literary critic, and novelist, who has lived in Israel since 1970.

Although the world and the new Obama administration continue to pin their hopes on it, a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would involve...

On June 6, 1982, following the collapse of a year-long truce between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Israeli army invaded a Lebanon torn...

Last October 9, the evening of Yom Kippur, Jewish-Arab riots broke out in the Israeli coastal city of Acre. They began with the stoning...

Kosher Demons Leaves from the Garden of Eden: One Hundred Classic Jewish Tales by Howard Schwartz Oxford. 544 pp. $34.95 Collections of Jewish tales, of which Howard Schwartz,...

At the time, it seemed so imaginative an exegesis that I thought of doing something fictional with it. In the end, nothing came of...

Eight years ago, I published an article in these pages called “Wandering Jews—and Their Genes” (September 2000). At the time I was working on a...

As anyone following the campaign rhetoric of Barack Obama and his supporters will have noticed, this has been a season for “repairing the...

My first paid translation went unpaid. It was commissioned by an Israeli writer named Matti Megged, who, in 1959 or ’60, toured America on a...

Apart from his name, Shmuel Yosef Agnon is hardly better known in English today than he was before winning the Nobel Prize in 1966. Although...

Works & Days Churchill and the Jews: A Lifelong Friendship by Martin Gilbert Henry Holt. 384 pp. $30.00 Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft by Michael Makovsky Yale....

The Peel Commission report (that was in 1937), the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry’s recommendations (1946), the UN partition resolution (1947), the Bernadotte plan (1948), the...

Of all the criticisms that have been leveled at Israel over the Palestinian question, the harshest may be those made of Jewish settlement in the...