Armin Rosen is a New York-based writer. He has written for The Atlantic, City Journal, and World Affairs Journal, and was recently a senior reporter for Business Insider.
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Javad Zarif’s Charm Offensive

In person and in print, Iran’s foreign minister does his best to wash away the crimes of the regime he represents

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Is Saudi Arabia Finally Serious About Religious Reform?

And is that why a top cleric met with Jewish leaders in New York earlier this month?

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The Mysteries of Monsey

Searching for meat and meaning in upstate New York

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DC Gets Rare Glimpse at Celebrated Israeli-Arab Painter’s Masterworks

Asim Abu Shakra, not well-known in America, was one of the most significant artists in Israel’s history

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Holocaust Museum Pulls Study Absolving Obama Administration for Inaction in Face of Syrian Genocide

Abrupt decision comes in wake of sharp rebukes, bafflement, and concern about politicization of Shoah memory

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An Israeli Drone Scandal Exposes Moral and Strategic Hazards of the Country’s Burgeoning Arms Trade

An Israeli drone manufacturer performed a “live demonstration” in the middle of a conflict zone

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The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Renews Its Commitment to BDS

Gives another grant to Jewish Voice for Peace, the most visible American advocates of discriminating against the Jewish State

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Abbas Sends Mash Note to Kim Jong-Un

The Palestinian president wished the North Korean dictator “health and happiness,” which are two things the millions of North Koreans starving to death or tortured in Kim’s camps don’t enjoy

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Happy Birthday, Jerry Garcia. We Love You. Here’s Why.

The Dead’s frontman would have turned 75 today. His Jewish followers are undying.

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Eleven Years After the Second Lebanon War, Is Another Conflict Imminent?

Israel’s northern border has been quiet, but the upheaval in Syria may spiral into another show-down with Hezbollah

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Rwanda’s Paul Kagame Visits Israel

Despite his growingly authoritarian regime back home, Israel’s staunch African ally is warmly received in Jerusalem

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Jay-Z’s Got 99 Problems but Anti-Semitism Ain’t One

Why a curious lyric on Hova’s new album is not controversial

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Explains BDS to His Trustees: It’s About “Justice, Dignity, and Security”

Read Stephen Heintz’s memo to the RBF staff regarding Tablet’s story

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Jay Solomon’s Firing Is a Cautionary Tale

The former foreign affairs correspondent for the Wall Street Journal was fired after the AP discovered the columnist was allegedly involved in commercial dealings with an Iranian-born arms dealer

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Billionaire Haim Saban Backs Congressional Bill That Could Cut Funding to Palestinian Authority

The Democratic donor is supporting the Taylor Force Act, a Republican-led effort to prevent American taxpayer money from incentivizing Palestinian terrorism

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‘The Best Musicians Make Tasty Cholent’

The Yiddish Soul festival in Central Park featured classic acts like The Maccabeats and Klezmatics—and lots of tefillin, davening, and Talmud study

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Koufax vs. Kershaw

Who’s greater? It depends on what you value.

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Thom Yorke Sets the Record Straight on ‘Extremely Upsetting’ BDS Campaign

Set to perform in July in Tel Aviv, the Radiohead frontman gave an impassioned, profanity-laced interview to Rolling Stone, calling supporters of a boycott against Israel ‘mind-boggling’

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The Rockefeller Brothers Fund and BDS

How a storied philanthropy came to lend its legitimacy—and money—to groups that push boycotting Israel

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Kings of Pain

Fans of D.C. sports teams are perennially disappointed. The lessons of Judaism may be able to help them find meaning amid their yearly existential crises.

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Counting the Omer? Let ‘The Simpsons’ Be Your Guide.

For 18 years a fan has used the longest-running animated TV show in history to count the Omer, documenting its Jewish gags in the process

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When May Day Was a Major Event in Israel

In some Israeli communities, the international workers holiday was just as important as the Jewish holidays

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When Radiohead Played Tel Aviv in ’93

Artists supporting BDS are urging Radiohead to cancel its summer show in Tel Aviv, but that’s unlikely to happen: the British rockers have a long-standing connection to Israel

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Rabin, in a New Light

A new biography by Yitzhak Rabin’s former ambassador to Washington and lead negotiator with Syria recalls the rise of the Israeli leader and a time of possibility

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The Virginia Tech Professor and Holocaust Survivor Who Saved His Students’ Lives

Liviu Librescu’s heroics remain an inspiration 10 years after the massacre at Blacksburg

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Israel’s Embassy and Consulate Employees Go On Strike Around the World

On Wednesday, hundreds of staff at 50 official outposts protested low wages and didn’t show up to work

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For the Love of The Grateful Dead—in Hebrew

Meet the Israeli rapper behind The Promised Land, a Hebrew-language Grateful Dead cover band that recently performed in New York, a breeding ground for Deadheads

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AIPAC, Day 3: An Awkward Schmooze

Schumer rocked the house. But where were Trump’s people—Tillerson, Mattis, or Kushner?

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AIPAC, Day 2: Nikki Haley Unleashes

Plus kosher sushi, kosher jokes

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