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Sonia Nazario’s Chutzpah Gives a Voice to Latin America’s Voiceless Migrants

Like many Jews, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author comes from a family that was persecuted and that migrated. She continues to help people fleeing violence and hopelessness.

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Anonymous and the Islamic State

Bafflement: a reasonable response to a barbarian upsurge

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Black Lives Matter’s Heart-to-Heart With Hillary Clinton

Which does more good: changing hearts or changing laws? And what role does mass protest play in creating that change? In a back room, the presidential candidate debated an activist, but also her former ‘Goldwater Girl’ self.

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Straight Outta Brooklyn, by Way of Vermont: The Bernie Sanders Story

Tracing the Jewish roots of the presidential hopeful, from Burlington to the kibbutz and back

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Digital Diplomacy: Making Friends in the Age of Facebook

Australia’s Ambassador to Israel on the challenges and opportunities of working with the Jewish state

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Is Delphine Horvilleur the Female Rabbi Who Will Save France?

The ‘secular rabbi,’ who gained notoriety in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, skillfully negotiates the borders of ‘laïcité’ in a republic that remains on edge

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The Cyber Gap: The Internet Is the Middle East’s Next Battleground, But Are We Prepared?

From social media-based propaganda to Stuxnet-style attacks, here’s what to watch for in America’s engagement with the Islamic State and others

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Hamas Murdered Yuval Roth’s Brother. Now He Helps Sick Palestinians.

With an effort at personal bridge-building, one Jew created an outpost of hope that defies polarization among governments

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Donald Trump, the Last of the Great Vaudevillians

The presidential hopeful and loudmouth provocateur is reviving a long-lost, much-needed Jewish tradition

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West Bank Rabbi Menachem Froman’s Zionist Post-Zionism, and What It Can Teach American Jews

The late Kookist leader’s belief in spirituality over politics also has a message for Israel’s religious right

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The Most Famous Casualty of Obama’s Nuclear Deal Could Ultimately Be Hassan Rouhani

Why the Iranian president faces a severe test from powerful hardline conservatives inside the Islamic Republic—and why the moderates may lose

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What Information Collected by Israeli Intelligence Reveals About the Iran Talks

Over the years of negotiation, concession after concession from the West

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Israel’s Best Diplomat Offers Hope to the Entire Middle East

George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset

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A Guide for the Perplexed: The Iran Nuclear Agreement

Will the deal hold the Islamic Republic in check? The former under secretary of state explains and defends the most complex and important treaty this century.

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Hillary Clinton Makes the Most Important Decision of Her Presidency

She can save the Iran deal or she can sink it. Her choice may determine the fate of two administrations—Obama’s, and her own.

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Iran Is Nazi Germany. Or the Soviet Union. Or Neither?

The argument over the nuclear deal pits Israel’s paranoid essentialism against Obama’s reformist belief in the possibility of change

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The Most Dangerous Man in Iran

Tehran University political scientist Sadegh Zibakalam dares to publicly oppose his regime’s foreign policy

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The Illusionist

Al Seckel has left the country. But the world’s greatest collector of optical illusions left some troubles behind.

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Trinity: 2015

The nuclear age began 70 years ago today

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The Iran Deal and a Cold War Flashback

Why President Obama’s deal is not just an act of faith, but a call to arms—of the liberal sort

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My ADL Problem

What exactly is the famed organization fighting, and whom is it fighting for?

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Can States Fund BDS?

Is banning the use of public money to support companies that boycott Israel unconstitutional and illegal?

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Iran’s Nixonian Anti-Semitism, and What It Means for the Nuke Deal

Would the Islamic Republic’s leaders really drop everything in pursuit of the apocalyptic goal of Jewish annihilation?

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Is Alan Grayson the Lunatic That Florida Is Looking for in the Senate?

The mouthy liberal congressman announced today for Marco Rubio’s vacated seat. His primary battle will be a bellwether—in a critical swing state—of the strength of Democrats’ progressive and centrist wings.

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Their Flag and Ours

The Confederate side wasn’t the only one to indulge in postwar nostalgia—memorializing its heroes, victims, and symbols. But only one side kept fighting.

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The Druze Fight for Israel: Should They Now Fight Alone?

The creation of a well-armed, autonomous, and perhaps ultimately independent Druze region in southern Syria may be the West’s best chance at stemming the spread of radical Islamism

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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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