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In Iran Dealings, the Fantasy of a Grand Bargain Persists—but It’s Actually Just a Bad Deal

The Obama Administration’s plans to exit the region are a gift to the regime in Tehran, nuclear deal or no

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Shimon Peres To Get Gold Medal From Congress

Becomes one of nine people to win the U.S.’s two highest civilian honors

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Obama Stops For a Sandwich at Zingerman’s

His order at the iconic Ann Arbor deli: a Reuben

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Jerusalem Man Changes Name to Barack Obama

Interior Ministry approves legal change paying homage to U.S. president

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Good Cop, Bad Cop: Israel Diplomacy Edition

Imagining this month’s meeting among Netanyahu, Kerry, and Obama

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Lenny Kravitz’s Jewish Uncle Honored

Private First Class Leonard M. Kravitz awarded posthumous Medal of Honor

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For Gulf Allies, Obama’s Turn Away From the Region Looks Like a Gift to Tehran

Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster

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Why Did Obama Meet With Abbas in Washington?

The president’s Middle East policy has been about minimizing America’s role

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The White House’s Hamantaschen Recipes

Purim may be over, but there’s always time for presidential pastry selections

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Did Jews ‘Sell Out Israel’ By Supporting Obama?

Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann thinks so

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Obama: Ball in Bibi’s Court on Peace Process

The two leaders had a brief, tense meeting today in Washington, DC

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Obama to Award Jewish Veterans Posthumous Medal of Honor

Minority soldiers from WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War to be honored

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First He Ran the Obama Seder. Now Eric Lesser is Running for Office.

Former White House aide launches campaign for Massachusetts State Senate

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Robert Malley To Join National Security Council

Worked on the Arab-Israeli peace process under President Clinton

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All The Presidents’ Dogs: A Walk Through History

White House canine companions from Bo Obama to Tipsy Washington

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Netanyahu to Visit White House in March

Will discuss Iran nuclear program and Mideast peace process with Obama

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As George Kennan Inspired Truman’s Foreign Policy, Now Stephen Walt Inspires Obama’s

Plenty of pundits have jockeyed to be the top voice on the Middle East, but only one person’s ideas dominate the conversation

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How Osama Bin Laden Outsmarted the U.S. and Got What He Wanted

The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.

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Time To Put the Pollard Case to Rest—by Demanding He Be Set Free

A newly clear aspect of the case reveals evidence of a deeper injustice—which must now be addressed

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If Israel Makes Arabs Mad at the U.S., Our Partnership With Iran Will Make Them Even Madder

In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies

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French McDonald’s Creates Bagel Cheeseburgers

Understanding France and Israel by their McDonald’s franchises

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U.S. Blindspot Shows on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Administration still unconvinced of the danger of Iran’s regional ambitions

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Report: Israel and Saudi Arabia Co-Planning Iran Attack

You might call this the ultimate brushback pitch

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Bibi Takes His Case Against Iran Deal to Twitter

Meanwhile, there’s some optimism that a deal can be made next week

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Merkel Says Friends Don’t Spy on Friends

Expresses anger at possibility U.S. monitored her communications

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Bibi Doin’ Work: U.S. to Support More Iran Sanctions

New sanctions to come if mid-month nuclear meeting doesn’t bear fruit

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How to Stop Iran: The Jellyfish Option

Are all options really on the table? Because we have ideas.

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The Love Affair Between American Presidents and Jewish Artists, and Why It May Be Over

The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America

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Departing as Ambassador, Michael Oren Is Still Working To Bridge Obama-Bibi Gap

As Washington looks for a diplomatic solution with Iran, Israel’s American-born interlocutor translates for Jerusalem

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Why Is Biden Speaking at J Street?

Just weeks after the group, unlike AIPAC, wouldn’t support a Syria strike

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