How the Newark mayor’s adopted Jewish identity—shaped by his Orthodox mentors—reflects his unique brand of politics
Why Putin believes U.S. policies in the Middle East since the Arab Spring have been misguided, unprincipled, and dangerous
Despite having been a dance major during college
Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear
The last time China and the Jewish state drew close, the United States drove them apart. Now there’s even more at stake.
Al-Monitor, a D.C.-based website, publishes Washington bigwigs, Israeli columnists, and, worryingly, Hezbollah-aligned writers
Barbra Streisand and Bill Clinton toast Israel’s president on his 90th birthday
Arms, no-fly zones, interventions, and confusion
Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?
The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
President Obama and the Big America Burger
President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories
But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question
How Bibi Netanyahu handed the American president a big trophy—and got what Israel wanted all along
Ori Rosen, an Israeli student, writes in to weigh in
Plus a surprising video from the ADL
Plus two tourists, including an Israeli, are kidnapped in Sinai
Meanwhile, chaos in Syria takes a major Assad ally
We’ll know in a few minutes
Plus Obama says settlement freeze shouldn’t be a precondition to peace talks
And other highlights from Bibi-Obama Press Conference
Nefesh b’Nefesh stages its biggest coup yet
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
Meanwhile, some pushback on Pollard as well
It may or may not include the theme to the ‘Golden Girls’
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
Plus is the new pope good for the Jews?
Dinner with Ethiopian-born Yityish Aynaw on president’s Israel itinerary