What a Country

Twenty years after the fall of the USSR, the 1990s wave of Russian-Jewish immigrants is a reliably Republican voting bloc. But as their children assimilate, Russian Jews’ politics get harder to pin down.

Shock Waves

The renewed violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be tied to the wave of unrest in the Arab world—as a distraction meant to lure the U.S. back to a failed peace process

Head’s-Up Bystander Saved Lives

Obama offers strong condemnation, statement of support for Israel

Committed

Western public intellectuals have a bad habit of supporting unsavory regimes like Muammar Qaddafi’s not for money or intellectual rigor but because of vanity

One More Battle Between the U.S. and Iran

What Obama’s reactions to the Arab upheavals are really about

Daybreak: Obama’s Mideast Strategy

Plus Palestinian engineer taken, the tsunami, and more in the news

What’s Bibi Up To?

Embattled PM plans his next move; not clear what that’ll be

Obama Calls Uprisings ‘Huge Opportunity’

Events on ground remain more ambiguous for U.S., Israel

Against Accountability

In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.

Obama and Jewish Leaders Meet

Ben Smith has the inside scoop

Loud and Clear

On the second annual World Read Aloud Day, consider the great educational, religious, and familial benefits to be gained from sharing stories with our children

Mayor Rahm

Emanuel seizes majority of Chicago vote to avoid runoff

Stateless

Hosni Mubarak was a key U.S. ally who upheld the Arab world’s first peace treaty with Israel. By letting his regime fall, Barack Obama has threatened the survival of the Jewish state.

U.S. Vetoes Palestinian Resolution

In other news, someone should be fired for diplomatic malpractice

Sundown: Obama Supplicates Abbas

Plus remembering Fischer and Uncle Leo, and more

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