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Woo! Woo! Statue of Liberty in Sheepshead Bay!

A Jewish refugee from Uzbekistan had an American Dream

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Will Israel Save America?

Without a sense of exceptionalism, a country of chosen people cannot prosper

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Snap-Back: A Journey Through Iranian Sanctions Evasion in Georgia

The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen.

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Democracy and Its Tens and Twenties

Do not remove Andrew Jackson’s face from the $20 bill. It reminds us that democracy has always been a struggle against aristocracy and special privilege.

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‘Greater Israel With Gay Marriage in It’?

State of the gay nation: The flourishing of a vibrant gay community in the heart of the Middle East is a marvel, but many of the complexities of LGBT life remain unresolved

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Peace on Earth

With his intelligent, lyrical climate encyclical, the most ecumenical of pontiffs brings ‘the common good’ to new heights

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Is Marco Rubio the Victim of an Old Anti-Semitic Stereotype?

The venomous tropes used to talk about the presidential candidate’s wealth sound awfully familiar

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Am I Like Rachel Dolezal?

‘I performed Jewish. I lived Jewish. And nobody owns the right to tell me if I am Jewish or not.’

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The Life and Death of Steven Sotloff, Part 2

A reporter’s friends use Facebook to try and save his life: Driven by a growing sense that the U.S. government could not or would not save Sotloff from captivity, a group of family members, colleagues, and Jewish communal leaders coalesced into a ragtag—and tragically unsuccessful—rescue effort.

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The Life and Death of Steven Sotloff, Part 1

How a freelancer’s Heaven turned into Hell: Inspired by a blend of bravery, wanderlust, and humanism, a budding journalist ventured—without the kind of institutional structure and support that would have been common a decade ago—into an inflamed Middle East.

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The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts

New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel changed the stakes of Jewish power

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Why Is Obama Abandoning 70 Years of U.S. Nonproliferation Policy?

Nevermind the finer points of the bargain being struck with Iran. Here’s why the entire premise is faulty—and dangerous.

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What Iran Will Buy With Obama’s $50 Billion

Why the idea that economic and social pressure can keep Hezbollah in check is deeply flawed

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A Eulogy for the Kingmaker of New York

Reflecting on the legendary political strategist six months after his death

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The Vanished Stumbling Stones of Villingen

A German Holocaust memorial marking Jewish deaths with engraved cobblestones meets resistance in a southern town

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Losing the Thread of Palmyra

A cloth-seller in Jerusalem feels the effects of Syria’s war

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Ebb Tide in the Golden Country

All is not as it was for Jews in America

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Dear Not-Yet-Grads: It’s Time To Fight the Haters

Anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses is swelling. It’s time to go on the attack.

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Israel Is Still Racist and Colonialist—But at Least It Has a Name

Dispatch from the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, where the Jewish state is a pariah

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Is the Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers a Philip Roth Character?

To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’

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So, What Went Wrong With the Arab Spring?

Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become

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Jerusalem, Spring 2015: What Is Normal Here?

A love letter to the mundane Holy City

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From Tel Aviv to the Thames, It’s the Age of Neo-Tribalism

The failure to predict election results isn’t about left versus right; it’s about the collapse of our public sphere

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Putin Takes Credit For Defeating Fascism. LOL

George Orwell would wince at the Russian leader’s gross distortions of history

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One Night in Odessa

Taking sides at home in the ongoing fight for sovereignty in Ukraine

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Avigdor Lieberman’s Failed Plan To Topple Netanyahu

The Russian politician’s surprise decision to pull out of coalition talks is only the latest echo of his undying ambition

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Remember Gaza?

A visit to Gaza City, for the latest from Hamas, Fatah, Benjamin Netanyahu—and Marine Le Pen

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Against Conversation

When language itself becomes a political battleground, it’s time to stop talking

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PC Thought-Bots Embarrass Themselves With PEN Boycott

What’s really at stake in awarding a character prize to the French satirical weekly?

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What Will Britain Look Like When the Jews Leave? Leeds United.

The once glorious club is in disarray and middling in the second-tier tables, with its last Champions League semifinal years behind

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