Grossman Makes Obama’s Summer Reading List

A few more suggestions

Lonesome Dove

Barack Obama isn’t to blame for the Tea Party’s surge. Liberals are. And if they want him to win re-election in 2012, they better listen to Moses and learn how to take initiative.

Details on the Israel Attack and Syria Statements

Was Hamas involved? And what happens to Syria next?

Civil Blood

The central issue in the Middle East is not the Arab-Israeli peace process but the Arab civil war that has been reignited by the so-called Arab Spring

Sundown: Obama Campaign Gets Outside Help

Plus Casspi plans triumphant return, Peres turns 88, and more

Reform Just a Watchword in This Administration

Yet Turkey, the U.S., and others still seem to hope Assad will come around

2012 Election Puts Spotlight Back on Florida

Electoral college math makes Jewish vote there mighty valuable

U.S. Re-Upping Syrian Ambassador

In face of horrors and condemnations, engagement still continues

Livni on Goldblog

Kadima party leader says American Jews being put in a tough position

Political Class

Activists—from the youth protesting steep rents in Tel Aviv to those dejected by their failure to reform Washington—should listen to Moses, reject magical thinking, and learn how to play politics

Mad Men

The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?

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.

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