Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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The Israeli Government Hates My Life

And it loves making videos telling me all about it

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Steven Salaita’s Academic Work Is Just as Hateful as His Tweets

Reading the controversial scholar’s academic publications reveals carelessness, ignorance, and a very strong bias

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A Guide For the Purrplexed

How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy

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Tweets Cost a Professor His Tenure, and That’s a Good Thing

Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.

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Egyptian Actor Kisses ScarJo, Betrays People

Amr Waked’s Lucy smooch lands him in hot water online

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Israeli Comedy Scores Points by Bringing Together Soccer and Gay Politics

In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.

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Listen to the First Single from Leonard Cohen’s New Album

At 80, the prophet is still busy at work

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Ctrl-F-Genocide

Sam Harris reminds Andrew Sullivan to choose his words wisely on Gaza

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Eight Questions About the Yazidis

Members of the Kurdish religious sect are under siege in Iraq. Who are they? What do they believe? And what is to be done?

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The Summer’s Hottest Video Game Is About a Scholar Named Hershel

Forget blowing stuff up: Nintendo’s new hero is a brainy, puzzle-solving Jew

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BuzzFeed Gets a Big Story Wrong

But it’s other journalists who turned it into a viral conspiracy theory

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Did the U.N. Call on Israel to Share Iron Dome With Hamas?

No, what it actually said was even more outrageous

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Birthrighters Banned From IDF Soldiers’ Funerals

Program CEO fears American visitors just won’t get it

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The Ding Dong Derby, Week 2

More of the shallowest, least thoughtful commentators of the week

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How Stupid Can You Get? Rethinking Israel Is the Way To Find Out.

A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching

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Hey, Liberals Who Oppose Israel: You’re All Right-Wingers Now

Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas

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Brooks, Stephens Get it Just Right

Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about

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The Ding-Dong Derby

The Shallowest, Least Thoughtful Commentators of the Week

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Watch Joan Rivers’s Rant in Defense of Israel

Rips into Hamas, Selena Gomez

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Weird Al: America’s Greatest Living Artist

With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius

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What the Times Gets Wrong About Israel

Snide bias is no substitute for real reporting on complicated stories

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Hero IDF Commander in Gaza Isn’t Jewish

Druze leader of Golani brigade returns to unit after being wounded by rocket

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Some Concrete Facts About Hamas

Guess how many skyscrapers the terror organization could’ve built instead of tunnels

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Gaza War Brings Down L’Internet in France

Trolls come out strong for the Jews

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Dear Mahmoud Abbas: Do You Have a Vision for the Future of Palestine?

A letter to the president of the Palestinian Authority about hope, responsibility, and David Ben-Gurion

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Why We Should Embrace #Freepalestine

The celebrity Twitter hashtag fad is an opportunity to make a vital point

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Meet Hollywood’s Summertime Inaction Heroes!

The Age of Obama comes to the multiplex with the new Transformers and X-Men movies

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How America Can Help To Stop the War in Gaza

To bring about real peace, drop the false narrative of moral equivalency and focus on the real culprits

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Soccer Fanaticism Leads to Violence Everywhere

Israel is no different than any other sports-obsessed country

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Soccer Thugs Burned a Palestinian Boy Alive in Jerusalem

A close-knit gang of Beitar Jerusalem fans known as ‘La Familia’ ignites the Middle East

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