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The Green Line on the Label

How a U.S. Senator’s fight against labeling Israeli settlement products is actually a gift to the BDS movement

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How Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Daughter, Adina Bar Shalom, Became Israel’s Leading Ultra-Orthodox Iconoclast

The Israel Prize-winning educator, activist, and former seamstress seeks to integrate secular and religious lives for a new generation of Haredi men and women

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Triumphalist Religiosity: The Unanticipated Problem of the 21st Century

Why the key to the great civilizational clash of our time is understanding faithful people of all religions who must dominate non-believers to uphold their own truth

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How Malaysia Became One of the Most Anti-Semitic Countries on Earth

Dispatch from the majority-Muslim Southeast Asian nation, where scapegoats have been in high demand lately

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The ‘Washington Post’ Pulls Out of Iran, While the ‘New York Times’ Cashes In

Just as reporter Jason Rezaian was freed from two years in captivity, the paper of record was selling luxury tours to Tehran. Why?

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America Makes a U-Turn in the Middle East

Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?

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When Norman Podhoretz Spent the Night With Allen Ginsberg

An excerpt from the new ‘Exit Right’ describes a tumultuous evening when the beatnik confronted the neocon

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When It Comes to the Haters, Time To Stop Talking

The cult of conversation holds debate sacred, but there’s no reason to have discussions with those who wish Jews ill

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Shoot the Messenger?

Dan Shapiro delivered some inconvenient truths that Bibi didn’t want to hear. Here’s why Israel should listen.

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When Jewish Terrorists Need a Good Lawyer, Better Call Adi Keidar

The defense attorney says he works to protect the law and due process in Israel, not the violent ideology of his clients

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Bringing the Heat

On Unorthodox, the Hilton-Rothschild dynasty begins, plus Jewish Voice for Peace’s Rebecca Vilkomerson and humorist Mike Albo

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How Intersectionality Makes You Stupid

A gay-rights group, caving to anti-Israel extremists, decides to cancel an ‘intensely divisive’ Jewish event—and then, under opposite pressure, decides to include it. The flawed lesson? The victim who shouts the loudest gets what they want in today’s hyper-politicized cultural climate.

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There Is No Victory Without Anguish

On the logic and illogic of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions

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Obama’s Make-Believe Peace With Iran Ushers in a Wild 2016 in the Middle East

Why the president’s foreign policy of leaving U.S. allies out in the cold will make it very hard for the next president to maintain American influence

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The Gods of Civil Rights

A modest proposal for A. Philip Randolph and the architecture of New York

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Was MLK the Herzl of the Americans?

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s speech at the Ebenezer Baptist Church

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Can the Israeli Left Save Itself?

When their own luminaries were caught behaving badly, Israeli progressives refused to admit any wrongdoing. And that’s very bad for democracy.

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Joining the Exodus

The refusenik Natan Sharansky and his daughter find inspiration for their exodus in this week’s parasha

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Why Israel’s President Talks to Obama, but Not to Netanyahu

Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Washington last month may say more about the Jewish state’s political infighting than its foreign policy

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A Jewish ISIS Rises in the West Bank

They reject modern political states and their institutions. They want to return to an imagined earlier era of religious order. They are extreme, fundamentalist, and violent. What separates so-called Hilltop Youth from young Jihadis?

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Why Sanctions Are Pointless: Or, How Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs and Coca-Cola Broke the Arab Boycott

A first-hand account of the 1960s maneuvers that quenched Israel’s thirst for soda—and investment

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Stop Worrying About Israel

The Jewish State ‘has never been in a better strategic position than where it is today’

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Israel’s Real Thought Police

Forget that so-called banned book; the real problem with Israeli education goes much deeper

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The Age of the Terror Selfie

At a lonely army outpost in 1994, Israel was shown the difference between radicals and fanatics—and between soldiers and storytellers. But the West didn’t learn.

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Three Great Speeches of 2015

A foreign policy for 2016

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Michael Wyschogrod, Dean of Orthodox Jewish Theologians, Dies at 87

The Jewish philosopher ‘looked at the world with irony but without a trace of rancor’

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New Ad Accuses Israeli Lefties of Treason

European money raises concerns, inspires cheap incitement

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In Unorthodox We Trust

A special live taping from Washington, D.C., featuring Jewish food maven Joan Nathan and New Republic writer Elizabeth Bruenig, and much, much more

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Should Israel Keep the Bodies of Dead Palestinian Terrorists From Their Families?

Dispatch from Hebron: A longstanding security policy is aimed at avoiding violence after funerals, but its punitive nature is having little effect

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Thinking the Unthinkable: A Lamentation for the State of Israel

‘I believe the state of Israel may not survive. That its days are numbered. I can hardly bear to say it.’

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