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Why Israel’s President Talks to Obama, but Not to Netanyahu

Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Washington last month may say more about the Jewish state’s political infighting than its foreign policy

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The Hateful Eight Years

Frontline’s documentary about Bibi was strange and surreal, just like the foreign policy questions with which it grappled

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Seinfeld Yuks It Up With Obama, and They Don’t Wear Seatbelts

America’s top comedian gets the president to talk about his underwear, shaving, nachos, and Larry David’s schmutzy sunscreen

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Lipa Schmeltzer Steals the Hanukkah Show at the White House

President Obama and the ‘Jewish Lady Gaga’ have a moment

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Luminaries Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom at The White House

Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim, Steven Spielberg, and Itzhak Perlman were among the 17 recipients of the highest civilian honor.

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Special Treatment for Mideast Christians Is Un-American, and Dumb

Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees

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The Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next? A Tablet Roundtable Discussion.

Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Robert Blecher, Hanin Ghaddar, Edward Luttwak, Lee Smith, Nathan Thrall, and Robert F. Worth on Syria and Iran, Hezbollah and the Islamic State, France and Russia, Obama and Netanyahu, Jihad and Cold War, and the future of the West

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Netanyahu Needs To Stop Making Unforced Errors

In an unbalanced playing field, Israel’s Prime Minister can ill afford to continue provoking unnecessary scandals

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Pope Francis: Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

On the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Pontiff joined President Obama and other world leaders in calling out those who deny Israel’s right to exist

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Why Donald Trump Is the King of American Loser-dom

Win here, win there, win win everywhere: Why America is all about #epicwinning, but is still a #loser

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Bernie and the Socialist Virtues

What Sanders’ Harringtonian eloquence brings to the American left

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Let the Palestinians Have Their State

It’s time for Israel to disengage from the disastrous and murderous Palestinian Authority, no matter how high the cost

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Meet the Iran Lobby

In the fight over sanctions and the nuclear deal, how did the supposedly all-powerful pro-Israel lobby lose to the slick operatives of the National Iranian American Council?

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Taking the Low Road: The White House’s Scorched Earth Sell of the Iran Deal

The administration’s rhetorical offensive—which owes more to Karl Rove than the promised politics of hope—is needlessly dividing its supporters

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The White House’s Iran Sell and the Jews: A Debate

Part 2: Smith: Obama’s defenders hear no evil because they’ve seen no evil

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The White House’s Iran Sell and the Jews: A Debate

Part 1: Duss and Gitlin: Tablet editorial ‘an insult to readers’ intelligence’

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The Most Famous Casualty of Obama’s Nuclear Deal Could Ultimately Be Hassan Rouhani

Why the Iranian president faces a severe test from powerful hardline conservatives inside the Islamic Republic—and why the moderates may lose

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A Guide for the Perplexed: The Iran Nuclear Agreement

Will the deal hold the Islamic Republic in check? The former under secretary of state explains and defends the most complex and important treaty this century.

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Hillary Clinton Makes the Most Important Decision of Her Presidency

She can save the Iran deal or she can sink it. Her choice may determine the fate of two administrations—Obama’s, and her own.

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Obama Blows His Jewish Dogwhistle With Jon Stewart

On Tuesday, the President hinted broadly at anti-Semitic conceits in order to scare off Democrats tempted to vote against nuclear agreement with Iran

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The Iran Deal and a Cold War Flashback

Why President Obama’s deal is not just an act of faith, but a call to arms—of the liberal sort

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Iran and World Powers Agree to Nuclear Arms Deal

Read our coverage leading up the accord, which President Obama says is ‘built on verification’

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Iran’s Nixonian Anti-Semitism, and What It Means for the Nuke Deal

Would the Islamic Republic’s leaders really drop everything in pursuit of the apocalyptic goal of Jewish annihilation?

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Has the Obama Administration Become Iran’s Lawyer?

A dispatch from Vienna, where the White House continues to cover for the Iranians who refuse to come clean

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Obama’s Unicorn Deal With Iran

A comparison of the White House’s political use of fairy tales in negotiating the terms of a nuclear program

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The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts

New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel changed the stakes of Jewish power

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The Day I Discovered My Daughter Was No Dove

What did last year’s Gaza War do to Israelis?

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It’s Nuclear: On Iran, Obama and the Scope of Anti-Semitism

Does the president understand the depths—and destructive implications—of the ayatollahs’ radical views on Jews?

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Obama: Denying Israel’s Right To Exist as a Jewish Homeland Is Anti-Semitic

The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview

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Beinart Hosts ‘Future of US-Iran Relations’ Debate in NYC

There will be snacks, if you can get in

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