Liam Hoare

Freelance writer on politics and literature, specialising in Israel, Jewish interests, and European affairs, writing principally for The Forward and The Tower. Email:

Reinventing Israel in Argentina

On Eshkol Nevo and his new novel, Neuland, for The Forward (March 10, 2014)

The Author as Therapist for her Characters

On Zeruya Shalev and her new novel, The Remains of Love, for The Forward (March 6, 2014)

Did Dreyfus Affair Really Inspire Herzl?

On Shlomo Avineri’s new biography of Theodor Herzl, for The Forward (February 26, 2014)

Like dreamers

On Yossi Klein Halevi’s new book, Like Dreamers, for Fathom (January 29, 2014)

Britain Should Apologize for Balfour Declaration

On why Britain should apologise to Israel for the Balfour Declaration and for failing to fulfil its mandate in Palestine, for The Forward (January 7, 2014)

Rising Number of French Jews Making Aliyah

On the causes behind a 63 percent increase in the number of French Jews making aliya, for Tablet (December 30, 2013)

The brotherhood is over but Lapid'€™s damage is done

On Yair Lapid’s alliance with Habayit Hayehudi’s Naftali Bennett and its consequences, for The Times of Israel (December 18, 2013)

Amos Oz Returns to the Kibbutz

On Amos Oz’s new novel-in-stories, Between Friends, and the role of the kibbutz in Oz’s work, for The Los Angeles Review of Books (December 4, 2013)

Israel Won’t Legalize Gay Marriage. Here’s Why.

On the relationship between religion and state in Israel and why same-sex marriage won’t be made legal, for Slate (November 21, 2013)

The Unhinging of Andrew Sullivan

On Andrew Sullivan’s transformation from ardent Zionist to Israel-basher, and his motives, for The Tower (November 2012)

Reviving Rabin in the Diaspora

On the anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination and what it means to remember Rabin in the Diaspora, for The Forward (October 21, 2013)

Amos Oz and the meaning of homeland

On the documentary Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams and his 1967 essay, “The meaning of homeland”, for The Times of Israel (October 7, 2013)