Issue 36

March 2016
The Tower Magazine

Will Palestinian Hate Stop the Western Wall Deal?

After decades of struggle, Jewish movements have struck a deal on the Kotel. But as EYLON ASLAN-LEVY explains, any attempt to implement it risks a wave of violence that could drive a stake into the heart of the progressive Jewish ethos.

continue reading >> Worshipers pray amid snowfall at the Western Wall. Photo: Hadas Parush / Flash90

Israel's Big Gift to the U.S. Economy

AARON MENENBERG crunches the numbers of Israel's dramatic contribution to American prosperity--something the boycotters don't want you to know.

continue reading >> Shipping containers at the Haifa port. Photo: Yaakov Naumi / Flash90

Syria: The Hell Next Door

Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Lebanon, and Iran have all gotten stuck in the horrors of what was once called "Syria." JONATHAN SPYER shows us how Israel has managed to navigate the global maelstrom to its north.

continue reading >> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (L) look out into Syria during a visit to the northern border, August 18, 2015. Photo: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO / Flash90

Europe Needs a New Approach to Freedom of Speech

LIAM HOARE asks whether Western Europe's laws governing restricted speech aren't fanning the flames of the very extremism they were meant to control.

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An Ancient Ethnic Cleansing Remembered

A new exhibit reveals the world of Jewish life in the Land of Israel in the second century, and the Roman tyrant who tried to destroy it. SARA TOTH STUB takes us there.

continue reading >> Bronze heads of Hadrian, 117–138 CE. Photo: Elie Posner / The Israel Museum

PHOTOS: The Monumental Rise of Tel Aviv

AVIRAM VALDMAN offers breathtaking shots of the White City as it rises to the skies.

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