· Specters of al Qaida?

November 23, 2007

On November 20, 1979, several hundred armed rebels laid siege to the holiest place in Islam, the Grand Mosque of Mecca.

· A Loss of Trust

May 25, 2007

The killing of collaborators in Palestinian society.

· Back To Reality

December 20, 2006

Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book, about a young Jewish woman who joins the Dutch Resistance during World War II only to fall in love with the SS officer on whom she had been spying.

· Life Outside the Tribe

December 10, 2006

David Mamet’s passionate cry for his assimilationist brethren, plagued by loneliness and anomie, to rejoin the tribe and religion they have forsaken.

· Do We Understand Each Other?

November 3, 2006

Jeffrey Goldberg’s journey from zealous Long Island Zionist to embittered Israeli prison guard, and his relationship with a Palestinian prisoner through two intifadas and the hopeful Oslo years they flanked.