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.
President states the obvious: second term could bring renewed pressure
The Crisis of Zionism, his book arguing that the Israeli occupation alienates young American Jews, is sloppy with facts and emotionally contrived
Admired or reviled—but never ignored—how has Peter Beinart created a firestorm with well-worn ideas about Israel and American Jews?
As U.S. drops signals of dissuasion, Netanyahu, Israeli leaders press on
Plus Ashton compares Toulouse to Gaza, and more in the news
Plus Israeli, U.S. intel find no Iranian bomb program, and more in the news
Plus West Bank statehood edifice collapsing, and more in the news
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.