an evocative stylized image in yellow and blue of two silhouetted figures standing under a shadowy colonnade. in the backgound, there are giraffes and a gleaming white city

Sci-fi visions of future and alternate Israels

The quest for Jewish nationhood is entwined with the exercise of imagination. Theodor Herzl’s best-known words, “If you will it, it is no dream” (or, translated more accurately from the original German, “it is no fairy tale”) attest to the nature of Zionism as the fulfillment of a fantasy. And we tend to forget that…
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