Issue 39

June 2016
The Tower Magazine

The Mind of the President

The intrigue surrounding the Iran deal has revealed a much deeper mystery: What is the philosophy guiding American foreign policy? DAVID HAZONY explores the unusual, terrifying dream of a man looking for a legacy.

continue reading >> President Obama reflects during an economic meeting with advisors in the Roosevelt Room, March 15, 2009. Photo: Pete Souza / White House

Revenge as a National Ethos

ANNIKA HERNROTH-ROTHSTEIN went to Tehran to find the reasons behind the regime's anti-Western belligerence. What she found was a hatred more profound, sincere and indelible than she ever imagined.

continue reading >> The Iran-Iraq War memorial at the Beheshte Zahra cemetery in Tehran. Photo: GTVM92 / Wikimedia

Brazil Has Problems of Its Own. Why So Nasty to Israel?

ANDRÉ LAJST explores the rise of an anti-Israel movement in the world's fifth-largest country.

continue reading >> Sugarloaf Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Nati Shohat / Flash90

Serving their Country, Quietly and Bravely

SARA TOTH STUB meets the Bedouin Arabs who serve in the IDF, and explores the acute social and economic challenges they face in a country that hasn't fully figured them out.

continue reading >> Photo: Aviram Valdman / The Tower

For Children at Risk, a New Way Forward

BEVERLY SIEGEL explores the Israeli 'mishpachton,' an institution that may revolutionize social services around the world.

continue reading >> Photo: Orr Shalom

PHOTOS: An African Baptism in Tel Aviv

Israel has absorbed thousands of migrants from Sudan, Eritrea, and other African countries. AVIRAM VALDMAN took his camera to a ceremony until recently unknown in the Jewish state.

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