Israeli prime minister risks relationship with U.S president into 2017
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?
With a reference to ‘Polish death camps,’ Barack Obama stumbled into a debate about World War II
Plus, Obama knows Judaism, Paul Simon’s Graceland turns 25, and more
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
U.S. seeks Russian support as civil war takes on sectarian dimensions
Plus African immigrants attacked in Tel Aviv, and more in the news
On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues
J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’
If GOP moves toward Dem position, constituency could be a toss-up
Obama is first sitting president to express support for gay marriage
The Vulcans rise again as Republican candidate’s advisers
Move also extends unconstitutional Tal Law, about Haredi military service
Why Bibi wants a new government before U.S. Election Day
Unless you find the word “forward” particularly nefarious
Also had an early reverence for Eliot, is exactly who we thought he is
Gaza leadership gains power in Hamas, and more in the news
Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news
Plus Obama returns Ponzi-ist’s money, and more
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.
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.
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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Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?
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.
Report on Azerbaijan makes further election-year hay out of debate
Tablet Magazine’s food columnist teams up with Obama’s pie guy.
Plus new talks, Mofaz beats Livni, and more in the news
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.