The accidental Zionist

The Nation has a long look at the unusual Zionist that is Vladimir Jabotinsky. Some interesting stuff in there, such as Jabotinsky uncanny honesty to Arabs that the Zionist intended to carve out a state of their own from mandate Palestine, or contradictory positions on "transfer," and the self-doubt that seems to be lacking on his contemporary followers.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,