Issue 32

November 2015
The Tower Magazine

The Grand Mufti's Genocidal Children

How did Arab opposition to a Jewish state become so absolute and violent? EDY COHEN looks at Haj Amin Al-Husseini, one of the central figures in creating a conflict for the ages.

continue reading >> Haj Amin al-Husseini greets Bosnian Waffen-SS volunteers with a Nazi salute, November 1943. Photo: Bundesarchiv / Wikimedia

How a Family Became a Propaganda Machine

With the help of Amnesty International, the Tamimi clan of Nabi Saleh has been sold to the world as the epitome of non-violent protest. But as PETRA MARQUARDT-BIGMAN shows, the reality is far more disturbing.

continue reading >> Bassem and Nariman Tamimi. Photo: Alexander Beunder / YouTube

A Peacemaker's Problem with the President

If you thought Michael Oren's memoir was a problem for the President's Israel legacy, wait'll you read what Dennis Ross has to say. SHANY MOR reports.

continue reading >> Dennis Ross attends the Israeli Presidential Conference at the International Conference Centre in Jerusalem May 14, 2008. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi /FLASH90

Humanitarian Heroes in a Wrathful World

The Jewish state has translated its traumatic experiences of war into a potent ability to assist with catastrophes. NATHAN JEFFAY follows the group IsraAID to Europe during the Syrian refugee crisis.

continue reading >> IsraAID staff Malek Abu-Gharara and Tsofit Goren care for a refugee. Photo: Nathan Jeffay / The Tower

The Violence is Endless, the Hope Never Fades

ASSAF DUDAI takes us into the heart of the Israeli experience in the face of more violence and dashed hopes—and finds the optimism where we least expect it.

continue reading >> Workers sit in an alleyway at the nearly-empty Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, October 15, 2015. Photo: Nati Shohat / Flash90

PHOTOS: Crazy Autumn Energies of Tel Aviv

The turn from summer to fall creates a striking visual moment in a city where ancient and modern collide. AVIRAM VALDMAN brought his camera.

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