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Gil Troy is a Distinguished Scholar of North American history at McGill University. and a former research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. His latest book, co-authored with Natan Sharansky, is Never Alone: Prison, Politics and My People.

His other books include Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as Racism, The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction, Leading from the Center: Why Moderates Make the Best Presidents, Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980s, and Why I Am a Zionist: Israel, Jewish Identity and the Challenges of Today.

Gil Troy


Nov 13, 2014

I am again experiencing the Great Israel Disconnect: do I believe what I read in the newspapers or what I witness daily?

Aug 22, 2012

A response to a critical article by Yousef Munayyer of the Palestine Center in Washington

Aug 22, 2012

Building toward the Days of Awe, Jews impose a period of rupture, repentance, recovery, rebirth

Jun 11, 2012

Taking a valuefrom a thinker outside the ‘left’

Apr 25, 2012

In the context of the US Presidential election, learning how to relate to power is an important challenge for US and even Israeli Jews

Mar 18, 2012

Hartman Institute is now accepting applications for the new 2012 iEngage Junior Summer Internship program

Feb 1, 2012

Change is coming to a community defined by its rejection of change

Nov 21, 2010

Reducing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to one dimension does violence to the truth, and is a form of liberal racism, condescendingly treating the Palestinians as if they are not accountable for their deeds

Nov 11, 2010

I resent that 62 years after Israel’s founding, Israel is the only country in the world on probation. I bristle at the self-righteousness of the apartheid-libelers

Oct 28, 2010

Israelis should be relieved that Israel has not been an issue in this American campaign. Recent polls showing just how enthusiastically Americans support Israel should prove even more reassuring

Oct 13, 2010

In an age where Israel is being delegitimized, we accomplish more with the light touch than the heavy hand. We need good citizens, not resentful subjects; good government, not posturing politicians

Jul 5, 2010

From our history we understand our longstanding ties to our homeland, our collective rights to national self-determination, the cost of powerlessness over the years, and the tremendous opportunity we have in this generation to return to this land, both for self-defense and for self-fulfillment

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The End of Policy Substance in Israel Politics