Sundown: Syria and Israel Exchange Fire Again

Plus John Kerry throws a brushback pitch at North Korea

The Weak Link in the Iran Fight

A scary incident in Austria shows that in the standoff against Iran, Europe is not standing up to the mullahs

Elements of Stille

Alexander Stille never stopped investigating his parents, as shown by his new memoir about his World War II heritage

A World Without Jews

An exhilarating new intellectual history argues that anti-Judaism is at the heart of Western culture

Jewish Life Booms in Cologne

As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement

Q&A: Wojciech Jagielski

The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism

Last Night’s Debate: No Red Lines, No Peace

Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance

Eric Hobsbawm’s Jewish Gift

How the British Marxist and anti-Zionist, who died last week, influenced the writing of Jewish history

Introducing Continental Drift, a New Column

Jamie Kirchick takes us on an insider’s tour of Europe

Marine Le Pen’s Insane Kippah Ban Defense

Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do

World Jewish Population Grows, Slowly

One in every 514 people in the world is Jewish.

Daniel Silva’s Crystal Ball

The novelist’s work regularly foreshadows actual events. In his latest book, the action finally shifts to Israel.

Europe Unified, by Soccer

The Euro 2012 tournament displays a continent integrated and diverse—despite the other euro’s woes

European Modernism, in Hebrew

With a rediscovered 1930s novel, Viennese Romance, Austrian writer David Vogel becomes a key figure in the creation of Modern Hebrew literature

Arguing the World

In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives

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