Lieberman Backs Dem Against Koch’s Guy

Contest for Weiner’s empty seat turns into statement on Obama and Israel

Common Ground

With a looming deadline, deep-seated distrust, and competing claims to resources, Washington’s effort to reach a debt deal is a stateside version of the ongoing quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace

Christian Wrong

Republicans are once again arguing that American Jews will abandon the Democratic Party. But it won’t happen, because Jews recoil from the GOP’s overt Christianity, even when it comes with staunch pro-Israel views.

Time Out

Conventional wisdom says Israel must reach a peace deal quickly, before population trends and diplomatic isolation overtake the Jewish state. Demographics and geopolitics tell a different story.

Sundown: P.A., Hamas Split on Statehood

Plus Arafat’s succesor? and more

Sitting Duck

Barack Obama’s poll numbers are down among Jews—and that’s normal. For more than 30 years, nearly every incumbent president has fared less well among Jews in his re-election effort than in his first campaign.

Blowback

Obama’s unsuccessful foreign policy in the Mideast is based not on idealism or realpolitik but anti-colonialism, a legacy of the collapse of the European empires

Obama Currently Flunking the Koch Test

Hizzoner calls on Democrats to vote GOP in Weiner’s district

Sundown: Knesset Passes Anti-Boycott Law

Plus, Obama borrows from Hillel, Mizrahi Manischewitz, and more

Sundown: Report Delayed for Breathing Room

Plus, remembering Yoni Netanyahu, and more

Quite A Six Months We’ve Had!

That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll

Sundown: Obama to Fight for Jewish Voters

Plus, Braun’s brawn, Kafka, and more

On the Line

Al-Qaida cell phones confirmed Pakistani complicity in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden. That country’s military and intelligence patronage of terrorism requires the United States to take a harder line there.

The Heights

U.S. and Israeli policymakers are yet to acknowledge that their decades-long push to use the Golan to make peace with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a far-fetched dream

Daybreak: Obama Reassures Jewish Donors

Plus, Abbas says he would skip U.N. push, and more in the news

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