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Appraising the Jewishness of Last Night’s Debate

Who had the town hall debate’s most Jewish question?

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A 40-Year U.S. Embassy Crisis

The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.

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The Libya Blame Game

Losing sight of what’s useful

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Arlen Specter (1930-2012)

The former U.S. senator loved Jackie Mason and the political center

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An American and Israeli Election Round Up

Or perhaps proof of why we need more Jewish holidays

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Obama vs. Romney in Arabic

For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.

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Daybreak: Debating the Debate

Plus the Free Gaza Movement’s promotion of Holocaust revision

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America’s Future in the Mideast

Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president

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Daybreak: Let the Debates Begin

Plus Alan Gross gets a visit from Cuban Jewish leaders

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Iranian News Reprints Onion Article As Fact

Apparently rural American whites prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama

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Translating Israeli Television to U.S. Screens

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

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How Orientalism Shaped Obama

The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas

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U.S. Consulate in Libya Attacked

Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed

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Sundown: Bibi Rails On America’s Iran Policy

Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September

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Influential Rabbi Talks Gay Rights at DNC

Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is ‘delighted.’

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Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson at DNC

Will the two Jewish Hollywood stars outshine RNC highlight Clint Eastwood?

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Dems Leave Jerusalem Off Party Platform

The Romney campaign wigs out on cue

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Q&A: Miri Ben-Ari

The Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer talks Kanye West, Jay-Z, and serving in the IDF

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Talking With Obama’s ‘Radical’ Rabbi

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, a pacifist, pulls no punches

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Why Romney Won’t Strike Iran

The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack

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The Israeli-American Divide

Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?

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David Plouffe’s Nigeria Speeches

What the link to Iran means and doesn’t mean

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Time to Reinvest in the Peace Process

Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled

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Did the RJC Use a Fake Democrat in Its “Buyer’s Remorse” Ad?

What this signals about the defining issue of the 2012 election

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What More Can the U.S. Do to Stop Iran?

A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi

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Romney’s Jewish Connector

How Dan Senor became the GOP candidate’s key emissary to Israel’s intelligentsia and the Washington policy scene

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How Not to Talk Politics

When I  lectured my friends about Obama’s stance on Israel, I ended up alienatingnot enlighteningthem

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Parties Fight For Dem-Leaning Jewish Voters

New report finds tilt even as both sides make their cases—to everyone

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Why the U.S. Could Bomb Iran

The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability

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Why Israel Won’t Bomb Iran

At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama