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Bernie and Hillary: Why Not Join Forces?

A ghostly lesson from the Socialist past for Sanders and the Democratic party

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Throwback Thursday

This week on Unorthodox: BuzzFeed marijuana reporter Amanda Chicago Lewis and a Jews for Jesus pamphlet

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Is Bogie Ya’alon the Next Ariel Sharon?

Why a ‘political earthquake’ may be in store for Benjamin Netanyahu—and how his former Defense Minister could trigger it

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Austria’s Incredibly Narrow Escape From Neo-Fascism

Dispatch from Vienna, where a closely contested presidential election may be a bellwether for an increasingly xenophobic Europe

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Some of My Best Friends Are Jewish

A group of influential Republican hawks—many of them Jewish—wrote a letter disavowing Donald Trump last year. Here’s how they feel about him now.

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Beyond 120

Ideas from the father of modern stem cell biology, Irving Weissman, are starting to blossom into a future where we get old slower—and live longer

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Why Political Prisoners Matter

The Soviet refusenik recalls the politics that led to the founding of the Helsinki Group 40 years ago today

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Americans, the Almost-Chosen People

On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, lessons for our world from theirs

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Who Is Responsible for Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party? Jeremy Corbyn.

Something is rotten in the United Kingdom

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The Zionist Monk Who Teaches Israelis How To Speak Arabic

A 90-year-old Catholic is the author of numerous textbooks and dictionaries on the colloquial dialect of the Palestinians

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The Prophet and Trump

The unfathomable harbinger of doomsday? Or just a political blip?

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Hitler’s Jewish Spy

Baron von Rolland, a spy for Germany in both World Wars, wasn’t a Baron or a von Rolland. He was a Saloniki Jew named Isaac Ezratty.

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A German Pastor Wants To Make Anti-Semitism Great Again

And we should all be grateful for it

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The Holocaust Without Jews

Attempts to universalize the specific suffering of Jews in the Shoah go hand in hand with efforts to de-legitimize the Jewish state

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The New American Isolationism Will Outlive Barack Obama

With Trump, Clinton, Sanders, or Cruz, the United States is likely to consolidate a risky retreat from the global stage

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Free Agents

This week on Unorthodox, ‘The Bridge Ladies’ Author Betsy Lerner and CNN political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson

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Why Bashar al-Assad, the ‘Teflon Don’ of the Middle East, Can’t Be Touched

Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it

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Bernie Sanders’ Jewish Problem, and Ours

It’s ‘good Jew’ vs. ‘bad Jew’ in the hyper-politicized moral arena of American Jewry and Zionism

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Regaining Jerusalem

Jewish slaveowners celebrate Passover in 17th-century Suriname

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The Jewish Plot To Kill Hitler

How the FBI prevented Jewish American gangsters from altering the course of history in 1933

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Is Syrian Intelligence Working With ISIS in Europe?

An Interview With Abdul Halim Khaddam, the former Vice President and Foreign Minister of Syria

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The Soft Bigotry of Trump’s Explainers

As leader of the free world, the GOP candidate would be no better for his disaffected fans than Hamas has been for its so-called constituents—so, why do we fetishize the ‘white working-class voter’ and his opinions?

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Want Zionism To Survive? Keep It Simple.

Rather than reveling in nuance and complexity, we should tell ourselves a simple story of national and religious pride

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Was Iran Involved in Sept. 11? A Federal Judge Awards Victims $10.5 Billion in Damages.

But the Obama Administration bets $100 billion that Iran is innocent

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Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands Go to Ramallah to Meet Mahmoud Abbas

Dispatch from a meeting of Sephardi leaders with the Palestinian President

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Loathe Thy Brother

Are Donald Trump and Barack Obama two examples of the same American affliction?

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Fritz Kuhn’s Celebrity Apprentice

Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund.

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BDS, Inc.

The anti-Israel movement is suffering one defeat after another. So, why are so many Jewish activists—and donors—still obsessed with it?

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