In a Landmark Case, International Court Opens Trial Against Hezbollah Operatives

But none of those charged with crimes have actually been apprehended—illustrating the limits of justice when dealing with terrorists

How Osama Bin Laden Outsmarted the U.S. and Got What He Wanted

The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.

Living the Middle-Class Dream—Beyond the Green Line, in a West Bank Settlement

Far from being religious ideologues, most settlers say they are apolitical and just want a house and some quiet

With Natural Gas Fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel Now Has a New Front: the Sea

As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia

Time To Put the Pollard Case to Rest—by Demanding He Be Set Free

A newly clear aspect of the case reveals evidence of a deeper injustice—which must now be addressed

Let’s Remember the Dark Side of Ariel Sharon’s Legacy—and Bury ‘Sharonism’ With Him

As defense minister, he presided over disaster in Beirut, and as prime minister, over disengagement, not peacemaking

A Divider by Nature, Sharon Tried To Unite Israelis Behind Ending the Occupation

A stalwart of the right, Sharon was a pragmatist whose mission was to teach Jews how to survive in the Middle East

Ariel Sharon: 1928-2014

One of Israel’s legendary military commanders and most influential politicians leaves a legacy that was nearly great

Plan To Open Another Holocaust Museum in Budapest Faces Criticism—From Jews

Many worry it will be window-dressing for politicians who want to be seen remembering the Shoah but ignore today’s anti-Semitism

Israel, Designed To Absorb Jewish Refugees, Now Struggles With African Migrant Wave

This week’s protests in Tel Aviv are the fruit of nearly a decade of government indecision about how to handle an influx of strangers

Dear Mahmoud Abbas: Why Not Recognize Israel as a Jewish State?

A letter to the president of the Palestinian Authority about peace, love, and self-determination

If Israel Makes Arabs Mad at the U.S., Our Partnership With Iran Will Make Them Even Madder

In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies

Activists Who Burgled FBI in 1971—Led by a Jewish Physicist—Finally Out Themselves

New book documents the break-in that revealed J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO surveillance, decades before Snowden

In Trouble, Turkey’s Leader Blames Israel—Raising Tension for His Country’s Jews


Many blame Recep Tayyip Erdogan for rising anti-Semitism, but the legacy of his conspiracy-mongering may outlast his rule

How China Is Behind the Nuclear Program of Iran—and Every Other Rogue State

Beijing proved masterful at enabling Pyongyang to expand its program, and did the same for Pakistan. Now it’s Tehran’s turn.

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