A Loyal Ally to Netanyahu Moves to Center Stage as Iranian Talks Heat Up

Yuval Steinitz, a philosopher-turned-politician and former peace activist, is Netanyahu’s point person on Iran

The Triangle Connecting the U.S., Israel, and American Jewry May Be Coming Apart

For decades, shared interests kept all three players in a mutually beneficial relationship, but its end might not be such a bad thing

For Long-Suffering Chicago Bears Fans, Hope For Victory Has a New Name: ‘The Rabbi’

Tonight, Coach Marc Trestman faces his first test as he sends his players to face the rival Green Bay Packers

New York’s Muslim Community Organizers Have a Model: Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Two decades ago, Jewish leaders in Borough Park and Williamsburg built a new constituency. Can Muslims do the same?

A Passionate Rivalry Between Two Women—On the Chess Board and Everywhere Else

International chess champions Anna Zatonskih and Irina Krush play the game of life to a draw

The Arab-Israeli Peace Process Is Over. Enter the Era of Chaos.

The theater of the peace process was key to U.S. hegemony in the Middle East—and without the process, there will be no peace

Aspiring Basketball Stars Head to Suburban Westchester, Where the ‘Shot Doctor’ Is In

John Goldman relies on geometry and practice to help players from NBA star Elton Brand to actor Elliott Gould

How Israel’s Military Success Erased the History of the Diaspora’s Jewish Warriors

A discussion with historian Derek Penslar about why their valor has been forgotten, even though it made the Jewish state possible

Two Roma Child-Trafficking Sagas Underscore a Larger Context of European Prejudice

Old, familiar attitudes are rekindled in the wake of the cases of ‘Maria’ in Greece and a Roma girl in Dublin

At a Jewish Senior Center in Brooklyn, Anxiety Looms a Year After Hurricane Sandy

Life is back to normal, but for elderly residents of Brighton Beach, the storm was a reminder that nowhere is totally safe

In Pakistan, as in Israel, an Experiment in Building a Nation—With Mixed Results

In a new book, an American-born journalist explores the invention of a homeland, and sees the seeds of political instability

How a Jewish Kid From Connecticut Made It to the Major Leagues

Josh Zeid plays for one of the worst teams in baseball but still says he’s living the dream

In Brooklyn, a Prosecutor Finds Losing Ultra-Orthodox Support Might Cost His Job

Joe Hynes faces an unprecedented electoral defeat after longtime Jewish supporters leave his side

In Tel Aviv’s Mayoral Elections, It’s the Left Versus the Far Left

Young, progressive voters are accusing liberal paragons like Gideon Levy of selling out. Will their split have national implications?

Two Years After Gilad Shalit’s Release, His Negotiator Looks Back—and Ahead

In his new book, ‘The Negotiator,’ Long Island-born Gershon Baskin says the prisoner swap that saved the soldier was worth it

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