Israel’s Grittiest Founder

Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday, was maligned for his politics. But his bitter realism was prescient.

Israel’s African Problem

Israel was founded on the belief that refugees deserve a safe haven. Does that apply to Jews only?

The American Girl in the Bunker

To a volunteer from New York in an IDF paratrooper unit, the rockets fired from Gaza last week felt like war

What’s Next for Egypt?

The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life

After Birthright, Bethlehem

Since the 10-day trip ended, I’ve explored Jerusalem’s Old City, crashed a wedding, and, most importantly, met with Palestinians.

How Birthright Changed Us

A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.

The Arab World Needs a Leader in Egypt

What Egypt’s elections mean to the region

A Waltz to Forget

Kenneth Waltz’s weak argument in favor of a nuclear Iran

On Birthright, Our Zionist Coach

Our Israel tour guide first seemed an IDF G.I. Joe. He turned out to be like a football coach: tough but righteous.

The Climax

“Our departure imminent, the gloves (read: pants) came off.”

The Miracle of Life

Israel’s biotech field and the stem cells game.

The Birthright Trip Is Going to … the Beach!

With a heat wave preventing a hike, we go for a swim in Caesarea

Manscaping in Our Time

“Mark my words, the days of manscaping are over.”

Know an Israeli MK Series

Today’s MK: Anastasia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu)

On Doing the Opposite

Taking a Romney critique of Obama on Israel to its logical extreme

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