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.
Not exactly, but Israeli politics are entering America
Charges have dogged American Jews since the 1868 election, as Jonathan Sarna explains in ‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’
Weighing the evidence at the end of AIPAC week
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?
Charming the crowd in his keynote speech at the AIPAC conference, Israeli prime minister conjures Auschwitz and Haman to make case against Iran
Senate Minority Leader criticizes Obama sans undue politicization
Sparring with Harman, accuses Obama of delegitimizing Israel
Speaking at AIPAC conference, president moves closer to Israeli position on Iran—but not all the way there—ahead of meeting with Netanyahu
President greeted warmly at AIPAC Conference
As conference begins, lobby seeks to move U.S. position closer to Israel’s
Should the U.S. attack now? Israel sure shouldn’t.
On Barak, the Palestinians, non-proliferation, and politics
Plus sanctions cause India to stop buying Iranian oil, and more in the news
On Iran, the parallels are inexact, but the lessons remain instructive
Plus Sarachek’s successor at Yeshiva U, and more
Rick Santorum gets much about America very wrong. But there’s one thing he understands that’s crucial to winning elections and governing effectively.
Former mayor receiving fewer complaints, responds to all letters
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.
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.
There’s a study for that
Are Jews turning away from the Dems? Survey says: perhaps!