Will Obama’s ‘Flexibility’ Gaffe Affect Israel?

President states the obvious: second term could bring renewed pressure

IDF Vets Fight for Better P.R.

Tired of being portrayed as ‘bloodthirsty murderers,’ three former infantrymen launch a website to help improve the image of Israel’s military

Reconciliation Roulette

Hamas, Fatah Are Far Apart, but Hope—and Reason to Hope—Remains

Peter Beinart’s False Prophecy

The Crisis of Zionism, his book arguing that the Israeli occupation alienates young American Jews, is sloppy with facts and emotionally contrived

Mad Men

Trash-talking in the locker room, all-nighters by the TV—March Madness hits Israel, thanks to former NCAA ballers who play in the Israeli League

Melting Pot

Iraqi-style soup dumplings seem somehow authentic, the embodiment of a less clichéd, more complex Israel—but it turns out they, too, are hybrids

Obama the Bluffer

The president says he’s got Israel’s back regarding Iran. So, why hasn’t the White House readied the American public for a possible military strike?

Iran Around Tel Aviv

A writer born in the capital of Holocaust denial tours the Jewish state as the cold war between Iran and Israel is about to get hot

Value Free

A morally bankrupt exhibition in New York suggests how not to look at architecture in the Middle East—by neglecting the works’ political contexts

Wiley’s People

The young artist-provocateur Kehinde Wiley’s dignified portraits of men in Israel are the focus of a major new show at the Jewish Museum

Passage to India

The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?

Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

Winning the War

As Israel Apartheid Week returns to college campuses across the country, how should supporters of Israel fight the battle for hearts and minds?

Gilded

The literary journal Di Goldene Keyt nurtured Yiddish writers in Israel and the Diaspora—and made an author in Baltimore dream

What Syria Says About Israel

The transitive principle comes to geopolitics

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