Fania Oz-Salzberger is a professor of history at the University of Haifa. She recently co-authored Jews and Words (Yale, 2012) with her father, Amos Oz. She is also the author of Translating the Enlightenment (1995) and Israelis in Berlin.

A forest fire tore through the Jewish state, killing 41 people. The country stood exposed, and defenseless—then others rushed in to help. Fania Oz-Salzberger has a first-person report.

The flotilla crowd was hardly a boatload of saints. But what the Israeli government did to them was a sin. Israeli patriot Fania Oz-Salzberger on the shame of a nation.