America Is the Arsonist of the Middle East

John Kerry’s failed peace negotiations set off the spiral of violence between Israel and the Palestinians

Soccer Thugs Burned a Palestinian Boy Alive in Jerusalem

A close-knit gang of Beitar Jerusalem fans known as ‘La Familia’ ignites the Middle East

My Cousin Harry: A Jewish Story of the Greatest Generation

Through a portrait of a war vet who loved children, a glimpse of a lost Jewish-American world

Sorry, Argentina, but a Debt Is a Debt

For advice on struggling nations seeking debt restructuring, look no further than Jewish law

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the West Bank

How the culture of shared rides around Israeli settlements breeds a sense of community, and a delusion of safety

The Lubavitcher Rebbe Died 20 Years Ago Today. Who Was He?

Two new biographies attempt to describe the Chabad leader, but can we ever fathom his ultimate aloneness?

In the Middle East, Modernity Comes From the Barrel of a Gun. Or a Laptop.

A Unit 8200 networking event in Tel Aviv shows why Israel has won and the Arabs have lost

Israeli Legislator Says Palestinian Kidnappers Aren’t Terrorists

Will Haneen Zoabi’s latest provocation get her kicked out of the Knesset?

Before the Kidnappings, There Was a Massacre

How the national trauma of Kfar Etzion helped bring Israeli Yeshiva boys to the West Bank

Farewell to Fouad Ajami, Great Scholar of the Arabs, Truth-Teller, My Mo’allem

A former student remembers the influential scholar and expert in Arab history, who died this week at age 68

Why the Arab World Is Lost in an Emotional Nakba, and How We Keep It There

By ignoring the honor-shame dynamic in Arab political culture, is the West keeping itself from making headway toward peace?

South Sudan Is a Tough Place—Ellen Ratner Is Even Tougher

The TV and radio personality—sister of Barclays Center developer Bruce Ratner—is trying to save the country a goat at a time

Hillary’s Evenhandedness Means Blaming Israel for Failed Peace Talks

In her new memoir, the former Secretary of State is calculating, cautious, and balanced—and that’s what’s wrong

Jewish Voices From the Front Lines of Donetsk

Letters from the besieged city in Ukraine, from which Jews are making plans to flee civil unrest and political turmoil

Obama Thinks Iran Can Rescue American Interests in the Middle East: He’s Wrong

The United States sees an ally in a regime that is too predatory—and too weak—to be a reliable foreign-policy partner

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