The biggest event of the summer
Part 1: Duss and Gitlin: Tablet editorial ‘an insult to readers’ intelligence’
Americans born in Jerusalem still cannot claim Israel as their place of birth
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
Benzion Netanyahu lobbied Congress in the 1940s for support of Zionism
Who’s speaking out against, and in favor of, Netanyahu’s upcoming speech
Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush emerges as an early favorite for some
The U.S. Army veteran will represent New York’s 1st Congressional District
Virginia Republican is first majority leader to lose since 1899
The husband of ‘New Republic’ owner Chris Hughes is putting a decade-old plan to run for office into action
Democrat Ruben Gallego, an Iraq war veteran, eyes Arizona’s 7th District
His nomination to be surgeon-general is being held up by NRA lobbying
With Washington locked in partisan warfare, the organization has to choose between being liked or winning
Plus Israel registers its disappointment
In Washington, the president and his allies are using the nuclear issue to drive a wedge between Israel and its U.S. interlocutors
Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered
With the president and the prime minister otherwise occupied, will this year’s AIPAC confab bring any results?
Plus Bob Woodward gets some unlikely new fans
Plus the United Nations report calls on end to all settlements
Plus Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown
Plus Eric Trager writes on the future of the Egyptian electorate
Plus Art Modell, Judy Freudberg, and the oldest synagogue in America
The long-serving senator’s war story
Meanwhile Ahmadinejad calls for Israel’s destruction…again
The Jewish Speaker of the House that could’ve been.
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach claims Jesus was a Jew who never meant to create a new religion. He tests his theory on Harvard scholar Noah Feldman.
Shmuley Boteach wants the government to extend blue laws and subsidize marriage counseling—and he’s running for Congress as a Republican
After Barack Obama’s rejection of the Palestinian U.N. statehood move last week, Israeli envoy Michael Oren sees the U.S.-Israel relationship as strong
In Anthony Weiner’s former district, Jewish voters elected Bob Turner, a Catholic Republican they saw as stronger on Israel than the Orthodox Jewish Democrat
This week’s parasha is proof that even God changes his mind. Congress must do the same and finally pass legislation prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.