Liel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet Magazine.
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Discovering ‘The Ascent,’ Cinema’s Lost Masterpiece

Larisa Shepitko, who died 35 years ago this week in a tragic car crash, was the greatest Soviet director you’ve never heard of

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Are Nike’s Soulless Soccer Robots Jewish?

Some see troubling signs in the company’s new World Cup video

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Soccer, Like Politics, Is About Corruption, Incompetence, and Obsessing With the Jews

Ravaged by allegations of widespread corruption, FIFA—world soccer’s controlling body—focuses on Israel

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Samuel L. Jackson’s Israel Moment

World’s coolest man tweets selfie at parade, Internet goes wild

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After the Brussels Shooting, Should Israel Revamp Its Policy of Targeted Killings?

Belgian inaction may breathe new life into the policy, begun in the 1970s, of bringing terrorists to justice regardless of their location

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The IDF Is Among the Greatest Armies in the World. But Can It Fight Facebook?

A social media mutiny is sweeping Israeli soldiers, leaving their commanders clueless

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Ehud Olmert, Anti-Corruption Crusader

Before he was convicted of massive wrongdoing, the former prime minister was a fierce moralizer. What happened?

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No, Rowdy Settlers Aren’t Hebrew Neo-Nazis

Israeli author Amos Oz’s provocative public statement has a logical flaw

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Liberals, Don’t Check Your Privilege

In the wake of a Princeton student’s controversial essay, progressives shouldn’t inhibit speech or reject real diversity

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The iNakba, a New Political App, Is a Terrible Idea

Available next week on your iPhone, it only deepens the divide between Israelis and Palestinians over the meaning of land

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Forget J Street; Should We Accept the Conference of Presidents?

A bad decision raises questions about the group that claims to speak for us all

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What Science Fiction Tried To Teach Us About Jihad, and Why No One Listened

How Alejandro Jodorowsky muddled sci-fi by turning Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ into a New Age manifesto

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In PLO-Hamas Deal, a Moment of Moral Clarity

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.

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Abbas’s Choice

How reconciliation with Hamas reveals the PA boss’s true intentions

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In San Francisco and in Palestine, It’s Time To Grow Up and Take Responsibility

From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places

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All Out of Ideas: The Dumbing Down of American Discourse

The problem with our politics isn’t the collapse of left or right; it’s our inability to think rigorously about the challenges we face

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St. Leonard, Live

A look at Leonard Cohen’s top five concert appearances

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Adolf Hitler Doodle Roils Israel Defense Forces

Can you draw the führer? The answer, as one unlucky cadet learned, is no.

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Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ Isn’t Porn. It’s a Defense of Jewish Theology.

Ignore all of that grinding of genitalia; the brilliant film is really an elaborate and hilarious response to St. Paul

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Jamie Kirchick for Abe Foxman!

Looking for a new head to the ADL? Look no further.

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The Real Problem With Academia Isn’t the Anti-Israel Boycotts; It’s the Horrible Ideas

As a new biography of the critic and Nazi collaborator Paul de Man shows, terrible theories have terrible consequences

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Jay Leno Is the New Israel

Bill Maher delivers mortal offense by comparing comic to Jewish state

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Narrating My Audiobook Helped Me Experience a Religious Epiphany

After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy

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Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’ Isn’t Just Funny. It’s Important.

The new TV show, starring two young Jewish women, may be as culturally significant as Lenny Bruce or Joey Ramone

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NYU’s Secret Anti-Israel Conference Revisited

An exchange with NYU American Studies professor Lisa Duggan

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NYU Holds Secret Anti-Israel Conference

American Studies department event betrays university’s academic principles

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Hollywood’s Greatest Masterpieces Get Religion, Unlike Schlocky Biblical Dramas

Forget ‘Noah’ or ‘Son of God’; to engage religious viewers, Hollywood should make more films like ‘Groundhog Day’ or ‘2001’

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Why Talk About Israel With People Who Want It To Disappear?

Not all viewpoints are reconcilable–and that’s OK

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Hey, Putin: Lay Off the Chagall

The Jewish master is as Russian as a Big Mac