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.

Leader of French Jewish Group Has a Plan for Countering Anti-Semitism: Downplaying Zionism

Amid rising anxiety, CRIF President Roger Cukierman tells journalists his group shouldn’t be seen as an annex to the Israeli embassy

In Europe, Elites Create the Atmosphere That Allows Popular Anti-Semitism to Grow

The furor over the ‘quenelle’ salute mirrors the refusal of Olympic officials to commemorate murdered Israeli athletes

His Mom Ran Hadassah. His Brother Made ‘Glee.’ Now Evan Falchuk Is Going Into Politics.

The 44-year-old healthcare entrepreneur wants to be Massachusetts’s next governor and maybe start a third-party revolution

Forget the Anti-Semites—It’s the Idiots We Should Fear

The ASA’s decision to boycott Israel is just the latest in a troubling trend of sheer political stupidity, threatening Jews and others

In 2013, America Swapped Its Sledgehammer for a Scalpel. Here’s Who Won and Lost.

The Pax Americana is over in the Middle East, and now the jockeying starts to see who will come out ahead

How LeBron James and the Miami Heat Brought Me and My Grandfather Together

Retired in Century Village, he has a newfound passion for NBA basketball that keeps him going and keeps us connected

Q&A With Abe Foxman, Head of the Anti-Defamation League

The crusader against anti-Semitism on why 2013 was bad for the Jews—and why fixing the world starts with fixing ourselves

An Ultra-Orthodox Shomrim Patrol Celebrates Five Years in an Unexpected Place: Israel

Even in the Jewish state, ultra-Orthodox Jews look first to their own, and not to secular authorities, for security

Rhodes Scholar, Italian, Mexican, Jew: Meet Eric Garcetti, L.A.’s New Mayor

The 42-year-old son of the city’s former D.A. emerges as a tailor-made fit for the polyglot metropolis

Hillel Should Welcome Wider Debate on Israel—to Keep Moderate Young Jews Involved

Responding to pressure from the progressive ‘Open Hillel’ movement will engage those who want to hear a multiplicity of views

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