This season, the first ladies of the Levant go nuclear, bringing the drama even without Skinny Girl Margaritas
As the presidential election nears, rabbis debate whether partisanship is part of their job description
Losing sight of what’s useful
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
Plus Mass. rabbis and Jewish organizations weigh in on assisted suicide
Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled
Plus hazing in the IDF and detention centers for African refugees
Plus the greatest video clip ever, and no more
As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves
Plus Obama’s bold cyberwar campaign, and more in the news
Plus Britain wants to skirt a part of the Iran embargo, and more in the news
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind
Hillary Clinton’s State Department policy relies in part on Ayatollah Khamenei’s supposed anti-nuclear fatwa. But the edict may not even exist.
Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?
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.
Washington should back the Free Syrian Army in its insurgency against Bashar al-Assad, since toppling his regime would strike a blow against Iran
Plus, Galliano spotted in London, Kushner wants the Dodgers, and more
Plus old anti-Semites say they are ‘the new Jews,’ and more in the news
Plus the problem with intervening in Syria, Wallenberg’s 100th, and more
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
Plus the inaccurate new Three Stooges movie, and more
Ambassador’s controversial comments raise questions about admin.
And I’m afraid to tell
Mubarak-lite leadership coddles Syria but fights terrorism
With the Arab Spring shaking the Middle East’s status quo, a new regional order is being born. As the recent attacks in Eilat and Be’er Sheva show, Israel is likely to pay a price.
While Israel sits in the catbird seat
Meanwhile, U.S. backs away from supporting dissidents
Plus, the Turkish complications, and more in the news