Tel Aviv Review

Showcasing the latest developments in the realm of academic and professional research and literature, about the Middle East and global affairs. We discuss Israeli, Arab and Palestinian society, the Jewish world, the Middle East and its conflicts, and issues of global and public affairs with scholars, writers and deep-thinkers.

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The Many Faces of Edward Said

Timothy Brennan, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, has published a new biography of Edward Said, the feted Palestinian-American scholar and public intellectual, and his former PhD advisor at Columbia...



Climate Change: A Middle Eastern Perspective

Dan Rabinowitz, Professor of Sociology at Tel Aviv University, discusses his new book , analyzing the role of the Middle East as both a major generator and a primary victim of climate change, the dashed and renewed hopes for a coherent climate...



How Revolutionary Was Israel’s ‘Constitutional Revolution’?

Amichai Cohen, Professor of Law at Ono Academic College and Senior Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute discusses his new book The Constitutional Revolution and Counter-Revolution, and explains the changing role of the High Court of Justice...



Governance vs. Governability: More Than Just Semantics

Edna Harel-Fischer, a research fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute’s Center for Religion, Nation and State and the Center for Democratic values, unpacks the recent controversy around governance/governability in Israel: How did it...


 2021-06-28  43m

The Naked Truth

The Tel Aviv Review takes a detour to follow the path of American nudists (intellectually). From the late 19th century to the prudish post-war years, through to the let-loose sexual revolution, historian Sarah Schrank of California State...


 2021-06-21  37m

Are All Undemocratic Autocrats Autocratic In Their Own Way?

The putative omnipotence of Vladimir Putin has led many to view Russia as a uniquely autocratic country. In , Columbia University’s Timothy M. Frye argues that Russia is neither completely unique, nor primordially prone to strongman leadership...


 2021-06-14  37m

This Land Is My Land, It Isn’t Your Land

A historian’s hunch led Nancy MacLean to the archives of James McGill Buchanan, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who also incidentally became the patron saint of the Koch brothers, modern libertarian thinking, and the far-right plan to rig the...


 2021-06-07  40m

Poland’s Hunting Season

Polish-Canadian historian, Prof. Jan Grabowski, discusses Jewish-Polish relations during the Nazi occupation, as well as the politics of memory in contemporary Poland and how he has been personally affected by it


 2021-05-31  38m

From Babylon to Jerusalem and Back

David N Myers and Benjamin Ravid discuss the life and work of Simon Rawidowicz, a seminal, albeit somewhat forgotten, 20th-century Jewish intellectual, upon the publication of an edited volume of his selected writings


 2021-05-24  41m

Self-Hating Democracy?

Why would citizens vote freely for political leaders plotting or even promising to attack their democracy? Why do certain policies, parties or people take priority over democratic norms at the ballot box? And can democracy count on voters to save it?


 2021-05-10  38m