Why We Won’t Be Covering Sochi

Russia is eager to hide its abominable persecution of gays behind Olympic pomp. We mustn’t let it.

As George Kennan Inspired Truman’s Foreign Policy, Now Stephen Walt Inspires Obama’s

Plenty of pundits have jockeyed to be the top voice on the Middle East, but only one person’s ideas dominate the conversation

Q&A With Yaakov Amidror, Former Head of the Israeli National Security Council

Netanyahu’s ex-national security adviser says Abbas has a choice between Israeli troops on the Jordan River—or no state at all

Where’s the Jewish Jeremy Lin? Maybe Playing in New York’s Yeshiva League

At the Heschel School, an ambitious plan to become a basketball powerhouse is paying off and turning scholars into ballers

When an Israeli Ambassador Debated a British Historian on Israel’s Legitimacy—and Won

The Montreal face-off between Yaacov Herzog and Arnold Toynbee offers ways of discussing the Jewish state that still feel fresh

Meet Isaac Herzog, the Israeli Politician Who Speaks English With a Democratic Accent

Labor’s new leader wants to mend ties with Washington, and he’s looking at Obama and de Blasio for inspiration

In a Previously Unpublished Letter, Sam Bronfman Gives Advice to His 13-year-old Son

As Edgar Bronfman is eulogized in Manhattan, looking back to a Jewish coming of age in a time of war and sorrow

Remember How Danes Donned Yellow Stars To Protect the Jews? That Never Happened.

But a new play explores the equally amazing—and real—tale of how an SS chief foiled Hitler’s plan to exterminate the country’s Jews

Israeli Bureaucrats Learning To Say ‘Bienvenue’ Amid French Immigration Wave

Officials have a plan for recognizing French qualificationsto stop new arrivals from heading back to Europe

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

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