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Daybreak: Obama Talks of Urgency on Iran

Plus West Bank statehood edifice collapsing, and more in the news

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Under Fire

The latest round of Grad rockets from Gaza paralyzed much of southern Israel for days. It’s hard to imagine what Iranian Shihab missiles might do.

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Bibi a Republican, Dagan a Democrat?

Not exactly, but Israeli politics are entering America

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The Jewish Vote and the Nagging Question of Dual Loyalty

Charges have dogged American Jews since the 1868 election, as Jonathan Sarna explains in ‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’

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An Israeli Attack on Iran: Will It or Won’t It?

Weighing the evidence at the end of AIPAC week

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In the Reactor’s Shadow

If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?

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Netanyahu Hints at Action

Charming the crowd in his keynote speech at the AIPAC conference, Israeli prime minister conjures Auschwitz and Haman to make case against Iran

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McConnell Shows How It’s Done

Senate Minority Leader criticizes Obama sans undue politicization

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Cheney Takes the Israeli ‘Political Football’ Snap

Sparring with Harman, accuses Obama of delegitimizing Israel

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Obama Fails to Second Red Line

Speaking at AIPAC conference, president moves closer to Israeli position on Iran—but not all the way there—ahead of meeting with Netanyahu

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Obama Humble-Brags, Repeats Iran Bomb Oppo

President greeted warmly at AIPAC Conference

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AIPAC Urges U.S. Shift to Iranian ‘Capability’

As conference begins, lobby seeks to move U.S. position closer to Israel’s

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Iran?

Should the U.S. attack now? Israel sure shouldn’t.

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A Few Notes on the Obama Interview

On Barak, the Palestinians, non-proliferation, and politics

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Daybreak: ‘Something We *Have* to Solve’

Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news

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No Second Iraq

On Iran, the parallels are inexact, but the lessons remain instructive

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Sundown: Chaplin the Jew?

Plus Sarachek’s successor at Yeshiva U, and more

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Rickrolling

Rick Santorum gets much about America very wrong. But there’s one thing he understands that’s crucial to winning elections and governing effectively.

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American Jews Warming to Obama, Says Koch

Former mayor receiving fewer complaints, responds to all letters

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Face Off

The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.

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Fool’s Gold

Middle East expert Robert Kagan argues in a new book that American foreign policy has spawned a golden age of liberal democracy. He’s wrong.

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Frustrated Jewish Democrat?

There’s a study for that

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A Few More Thoughts on That Poll

Are Jews turning away from the Dems? Survey says: perhaps!

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Florida Goes For Romney; Did Boca Show Up?

A smaller percentage of the GOP electorate was Jewish than in 2008

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The Changeling

Ed Koch may not have caused a change in Obama’s Israel policy, but he’s forced the administration to shift its message to Democratic Jewish voters

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In Homefront-Heavy Speech, Iran Warned

But U.S. options against nuclear program are limited

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The ‘Auschwitz Borders’ Line Reappears

Prominent publicist Torossian condemns Obama

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The Evil of Banality

On Andrew Adler’s idiocy, readers’ complicity, and Gawker’s irresponsibility

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Venezuela’s Dispossessed

Half of Venezuela’s Jewish community fled under Hugo Chávez, who died this week. Will the other half follow?

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Advocate

Norman Eisen, an old friend of Obama’s from Harvard Law School, is bolstering the forces of liberalism as ambassador to the Czech Republic