Issue 27

June 2015
The Tower Magazine

When the IDF Invaded Kathmandu

Israel keeps ignoring the critics and sending its top doctors and rescuers to areas of disaster. YARDENA SCHWARTZ got a first-hand look at the people who are saving lives in Nepal.

continue reading >> The Israeli field hospital in Nepal. Photo: IDF / Flash90

For Some Arab States, Breaking Up Isn't Hard to Do

JONATHAN SPYER asks why it is that some Arab states, faced with collapsing support for the ruling regime, dissolve into civil war while others don't—and what this difference should mean for Western policymakers.

continue reading >> Two destroyed Syrian Army tanks sit in front of a mosque in Azaz, Syria, August 21, 2012. Photo: Christiaan Triebert / Wikimedia

Can Labor Ever Win Again?

It's been 16 years since Israel's Labor Party won an election. LIAM HOARE asks what has changed in Israel, and suggests that for the Left to win, it has to rediscover its founding principles.

continue reading >> Zionist Union party leader Isaac Herzog attends a conference with young Israelis at Hadassah College in Jerusalem, March 10, 2015. Photo: Yonatan Sindel / Flash90

FIFA, the Palestinians, and the Future of World Football

While global soccer's top execs were dealing with a corruption scandal, the Palestinian Authority tried to hijack yet another international body for their own "anti-normalization" campaign. AIDEN PINK has the inside scoop.

continue reading >> Israeli national team defender Rami Gershon reacts to his team’s loss against Belgium in a European championship qualifying match March 31, 2015. Photo: Yonatan Sindel / Flash90

A Sermon of Hate in the District of Columbia

SHIRI MOSHE visited a local Presbyterian service where congregants were called upon to boycott the Jewish state as a matter of faith.

continue reading >> The Sixth Presbyterian Church, DC. Photo: Farragutful / Wikimedia

PHOTOS: Rabbi Shimon's Pilgrims

In Israel's north, Mount Meron is the scene of an annual ritual drawing tens of thousands of Jews looking for divine inspiration. AVIRAM VALDMAN captured the moment.

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