John Kerry Roasts Turkey

On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.

In New Knesset, a True Maverick

Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism

Secrets From Israel’s Archives

How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.

Why Iran Already Has the Bomb

If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran

Leaving Orthodoxy for the IDF

As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve

An Orthodox Star Is Born

When Ofir Ben Sheetrit sang on Israel’s The Voice, her high school suspended her, but the country went wild

Israeli-Arab War Over Textbooks

A new study funded by the U.S. undercuts the notion that Palestinian schools incite violence against Israel

Eisenhower’s New Fans

Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?

My Son’s First Election

My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election

Why I Voted for Yair Lapid

The centrist’s simple but emotionally profound Zionism could lead to an Israel less at war with itself

The Settlers’ Spiritual Fathers

Today, as Israelis vote, the religious Zionist theology of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his son looms large

A Far-Right Israeli Electorate?

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.

Zionism’s New Boss

Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream

The Death of the Party

Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?

Operation Israeli Weather

It snows in Israel at least once every winter. So, why does the Israeli media cover it as though it was a war?

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