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:

Finding the Words: a review essay

On new novels by David Grossman, Eshkol Nevo, and Zeruya Shalev, for Fathom (June 3, 2014)

The Joys of Amos Oz at 75

On Amos Oz, for The Forward (May 1, 2014)

Does Israel Advocacy Belong on British Campuses?

On the Union of Jewish Students and Israel advocacy on British university campuses, for The Forward (April 20, 2014)

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)