Jonathan Pearlman
Jonathan Pearlman

Jonathan Pearlman is the editor of The Jewish Quarterly. He is also editor of Australian Foreign Affairs and world editor of The Saturday Paper. He previously worked at The Sydney Morning Herald, covering foreign affairs and politics, and as a correspondent in the Middle East. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Diplomat, Good Weekend, Australian Book Review and The Jerusalem Report, and he has been a Walkley Award finalist and United Nations Media Award winner. He studied at the University of New South Wales and Oxford University.

Our aim is to feature great writers engaging with today’s world – the politics, the dilemmas, the culture – in ways that explore and expose the complexities and curiosities, rather than simplify them. Each issue will address diverse topics and will, I hope, include writing that is compelling, surprising, enriching and a pleasure to read. 
 — Jonathan Pearlman, Editor, The Jewish Quarterly

As a contributor

This issue of The Jewish Quarterly examines the demise of Israel’s left, which dominated the nation’s politics for decades but is now weak, fragmented and shrinking.

Cover image of The New Middle East, JQ 245
Shifting Allies, Enemies and Loyalties

The Middle East is changing as tensions rise and new rivalries, blocs and partnerships form. What is causing these shifts, and how will they affect the region’s future?

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New Populism, Old Hatreds

Issue 244 of The Jewish Quarterly investigates rising global populism. 

As an editor

Cover image of The New Middle East, JQ 245
Shifting Allies, Enemies and Loyalties

The Middle East is changing as tensions rise and new rivalries, blocs and partnerships form. What is causing these shifts, and how will they affect the region’s future?

Cover image of The Jewish Quarterly
New Populism, Old Hatreds

Issue 244 of The Jewish Quarterly investigates rising global populism.