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An Open Letter to the Writer of the Open Letter to Robert Kraft

On the Super Bowl-winning owner of the New England Patriots, dining companion of the president, and ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

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Fabien Clain and the Origins of Islamist Terror in France

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: A French citizen who disappeared into the wreckage of Assad’s state now sends operatives home to fight a brutal war with the West

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Syria and the Failure of the Multicultural American Left

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: Why Assad is the Franco of the Middle East, and why the United States has done so little to help his victims—80 years after liberal-minded Americans took up arms in the Spanish Civil War

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The Aboriginal Rights of the Jewish People

Do the Jewish people have legal ‘rights of entry, sojourn, and settlement’ to the land of Israel?

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Frauke Petry, the New Face of Germany’s Anti-Immigrant Right

In a candid Tablet magazine interview, the rising politician talks about her rejection of Islam, being called a neo-Nazi, and why Jews should see European nationalism as a welcome development

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The ‘Fake News’ Problem

Why the left is also responsible for the proliferation of inaccurate information—and why the big beneficiary is Donald Trump

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A Letter From Philadelphia

Dispatch from the airport protest against the new administration’s immigration ban, where online activism morphed into the poster-wielding crowd

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Live From New York!

Episode 76: Podcaster Jonathan Goldstein, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert writer Jen Spyra

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The Real Question at the Heart of Trump’s Immigration Order

It’s not about refugees, or security, or travel bans. It’s about what America is—and what it ought to be.

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How Think Tanks Became Engines of Royal Propaganda

And what their French origins, and their waning and rising relevance to the power structures over the centuries, say about the new Washington

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An Open Letter to Robert Kraft

From a lifelong New England Patriots fan who wonders about your friendship with President Donald Trump

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Holocaust Exploitation

Why the sudden rush to Shoah analogies from people who just handed over the keys to the Middle East to the Iranians? And why did Trump leave the Jews out of remembrance of the genocide?

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How the State of Israel Abuses Holocaust Survivors

With millions of dollars earmarked for their care, how is it possible that even in Israel some Shoah victims are living and dying with indignity?

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The Arab-ization of American Politics

Why do so many Americans mistake what typically signals a failure of democracy for democracy itself?

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Shall We Wake the Prime Minister, Habibi?

American politicians love to talk about ‘3 a.m. phone calls,’ but Israeli leaders actually receive them

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Pro-Israel Hoaxer Hits DC

Did an anti-Zionist filmmaker from Oxford masquerade as his political opposite to get internships at lobbying outfits?

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Inaugural Distress

This week on Unorthodox, political reporter Rosie Gray and veteran inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman

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And How Are We Tonight, President Trump?

Bad faith, political speech, and the intrusive ‘we’

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What Obama Owes Putin—and Why Donald Trump Is Left Holding the Bag

Broader aims on Middle East realignment led the outgoing president’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia and Iran.

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The Anthropological Case of Bibi Netanyahu

Is there anything behind repeated criminal allegations against the prime minister? Depends on your definition of ‘anything.’

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First-Person Politics: Dispatch From Hillaryland

‘I was struck by the fervent hatred many Sanders supporters maintained for Hillary Clinton.’

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First-Person Politics: Dispatch From Trumpville

‘In retrospect, I clearly ignored too much of my own anecdotal evidence.’

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Anti-Russia

Liberty and servitude in the new philo-czarist age

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Another Strand in the Tapestry

Who is behind Trump’s political data analytics company?

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Alberto Nisman Lost His Life. But He May Win His Case.

As former President Cristina Kirchner heads for prison, Argentina may finally hold Iran accountable for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires. Excerpts from the revealing Argentine book, ‘Nisman Must Die.’

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A Warning to Jewish Democrats: The Time to Fight for Your Party Is Now

The GOP has already lost its soul to its most radical elements. Will the Dems, like Britain’s Labour, now do the same?

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No One Is Afraid of AIPAC

The flagship pro-Israel lobbying organization failed to stop Obama’s Iran Deal. It may lose even more influence under Trump.

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Phone Call From Biden Said to Precipitate Ukraine’s UN ‘Yes’ Vote

Sources suggest the U.S. actively pressured Ukrainian officials to declare Jerusalem settlements ‘illegal’

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The Knesset Member and the Terrorist

Why did a prominent Israeli parliamentarian smuggle cell phones to a convicted murderer?

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