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  • Published: 4 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781922517029
  • Imprint: Jewish Quarterly
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $26.00

The Strange death of the Israeli Left: Jewish Quarterly 246



Once the nation's political powerhouse, the Israeli left has crumbled. What is behind this dramatic demise?

This issue of The Jewish Quarterly examines the demise of Israel’s left, which dominated the nation’s politics for decades but is now weak, fragmented and shrinking. In a compelling essay, journalist and political commentator Anshel Pfeffer explores the left’s failure to articulate a persuasive vision of Israel’s national identity and future, and asks whether – and how – the left could revive. Also in this issue, historian Richard J. Evans investigates why Alfred Rosenberg, the chief ideologist of Nazism, became an anti-Semite, and academic and educator Rabbi Raphael Zarum unpacks the philosophy of Jonathan Sacks.

  • Published: 4 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781922517029
  • Imprint: Jewish Quarterly
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Jonathan Pearlman

Jonathan Pearlman is the editor of Australian Foreign Affairs and is a correspondent for the Telegraph (UK) and the Straits Times (Singapore). He previously worked at the Sydney Morning Herald, covering foreign affairs and politics from Canberra and Sydney. He has worked as a correspondent in the Middle East, as well as covering various international stories, including the 2008 US election and the violence in eastern Congo. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Diplomat, Good Weekend, and the Australian Book Review, and he has been a Walkley Award finalist and United Nations Media Award winner. He was born in Sydney and studied at the University of New South Wales and Oxford University.

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