On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, lessons for our world from theirs
A freedom-themed playlist for however you’re celebrating Independence Day
Despite decades of opposition, there is hope yet for revelry: drunk Americans
Understanding France and Israel by their McDonald’s franchises
Revisiting the story of Joseph and its resonance with the American immigration debate
Patriotic holiday reading from Tablet’s archive
President Obama and the Big America Burger
POTUS is greeted by Bibi, sees Iron Dome, avoids a broken down limo
Stay tuned for our regular updates from Washington
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
A collection of American students shrug him off
A historical debate hatches in New York
Plus Art Modell, Judy Freudberg, and the oldest synagogue in America
Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
A letter from Tel Aviv on the impact of Obama re-election
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
The Iranian leader went a different route yesterday
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
One in every 514 people in the world is Jewish.
Obama has bullied the Jewish state more than any president in history, according to op-ed pages and partisans. They said the same about Reagan.
The author of the The Crisis of Zionism strikes back at criticism of his controversial new book about Israel and American Jews
Tiffany Shlain reaches back to the Pleistocene era to explain assimilation in America