Dylan Plays Israel: A Suggested Setlist

Appropriate songs for his Tel Aviv gig

A Map Is Worth a Thousand Words

A think-tank fantasy depicts a real-life impasse

Solid State

The Palestinians are laying the groundwork for unilaterally declared statehood. If Israel prepares properly, the move can be a boon for the Jewish state, too.

Nine Lives

Grinning through each reversal, the ever-bumbling, deeply unpopular Ehud Barak maneuvers to remain a political force in Israel and its leading voice to the West

Uncloaked

Meir Dagan, recently retired as chief of the Mossad, wanted to reestablish the agency as a powerful deterrent to Israel’s enemies. With a string of daring operations, he succeeded.

Rolling Stoned

Can you tell the difference between Keith and George?

Pen Pals

David Grossman, Amos Oz, and A.B. Yehoshua have won international acclaim for being the intellectual leaders of Israel’s peace camp. It’s undeserved.

Daybreak: A’jad Doesn’t Bless the Peacemakers

Plus Sinai a hotspot, and more in the news

The Hangover

After the World Cup, in Israel a relished distraction from daily life, the comedown is hard

Sundown: The Belgian Lawsuit

Plus Drake’s on top, braised footwear, and more

No Direction Home

Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving

Daybreak: High-Profile Pols Fingered in Israeli Bribery Scandal

Plus prayer-on-prayer violence, the Iran question, and more in the news

Daybreak: Bibi Bows Out of D.C. Summit

Plus Russia takes foot off Iran’s gas, and more in the news

Today on Tablet

Iran’s nukes, not afraid of Tariq Ramadan, and more

Fat Cats

Ehud Olmert, like the author’s son, believes in the feline defense: ‘I’m a cat, not a regular person, and the rules don’t apply to me’

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