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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?

The Rise of Egypt’s Jon Stewart

The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate

The New One-State Solution

On the cusp of this month’s Israeli election, powerful Likud politicians push for annexation of the West Bank

Jew vs. Jew at the Western Wall

At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity

Religious Revolution in Israel

Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?

How Jordan’s King Hangs On

The monarch studied the Arab Spring and created a savvy plan to quell demonstrators without mass violence

Islamic College Funded by Jews

The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims

Better a Pharaoh or a Tempest?

They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.

No U.S. Strategy in Syria

The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.

Exporting Israeli Prostitutes

The state’s first convicted female pimp calls herself a pioneer as the Knesset considers outlawing prostitution

Have Obama and Bibi Made Up?

If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over

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