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With Romney Visit, Bibi Places His Bet

Israeli prime minister risks relationship with U.S president into 2017

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What’s Next for Egypt?

The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life

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Obama’s Historical Chutzpah

Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?

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Nazi Collaborators or Victims?

With a reference to ‘Polish death camps,’ Barack Obama stumbled into a debate about World War II

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Sundown: Israeli Actress in ‘Passion’ Prequel

Plus, Obama knows Judaism, Paul Simon’s Graceland turns 25, and more

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The Enemies of Our Enemies

The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites

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Massacre Prompts Move Toward Regime Change

U.S. seeks Russian support as civil war takes on sectarian dimensions

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Daybreak: Etan Patz Killer Found?

Plus African immigrants attacked in Tel Aviv, and more in the news

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Stay Out of It

On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues

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Kristol Explains Praise for Obama on Israel

J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’

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Are Gay Voters the New Jewish Voters?

If GOP moves toward Dem position, constituency could be a toss-up

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‘Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able to Get Married’

Obama is first sitting president to express support for gay marriage

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Romney Would Have Bush-Like Foreign Policy

The Vulcans rise again as Republican candidate’s advisers

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Eye on Unity and U.S., Bibi Calls for Early Vote

Move also extends unconstitutional Tal Law, about Haredi military service

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How Israeli Elections Affect an Attack on Iran

Why Bibi wants a new government before U.S. Election Day

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Election Year Attacks Sink to New Lows of Dumb

Unless you find the word “forward” particularly nefarious

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Obama Sits in Elijah’s Chair

Also had an early reverence for Eliot, is exactly who we thought he is

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Daybreak: Iran Has Nary a Drop of Oil to Sell

Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Israel Delays Outpost Removal

Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news

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Sundown: You’ll Be Older Too …

Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more

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The Most Jewish Election

The 2012 presidential campaign will be a landmark for U.S. Mormons. It’ll also be the most Jewish election in history, argues a Mitt Romney adviser.

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In Defense of Marion Barry

Racially charged remarks got the disgraced politician in trouble last week. But he’ll survive, because he’s sincere, even with his foot in his mouth.

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Talking Nukes With Iran

The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.

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Et Tu, President Reagan?

Today on Tablet

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A Farewell to Chatter

Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?

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The Most Anti-Israel President

Obama has bullied the Jewish state more than any president in history, according to op-ed pages and partisans. They said the same about Reagan.

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On Iran, Obama’s Leaky Ship Prompts Response

Report on Azerbaijan makes further election-year hay out of debate

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Joan Nathan/Bill Yosses 2016

Tablet Magazine’s food columnist teams up with Obama’s pie guy.

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Daybreak: Two For War

Plus new talks, Mofaz beats Livni, and more in the news

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Obama’s About-Face on Syria

In August, the president called for Bashar al-Assad to step down. But the U.S. hasn’t sent arms to the opposition. To understand why, look to Russia.