Keeping Score

In a new collection, One to Nothing, Russian-born photographer Irina Rozovsky portrays an unsettled Israel in struggle with itself

Uncivil

As Israel fought for independence, David Ben-Gurion turned the military’s guns on Jews. In his new biography, Shimon Peres recalls his mentor’s greatest test.

Father Figure

Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor

Cowboy

The movie star Jon Voight, once an icon of the counterculture, is now among America’s loudest conservative voices supporting Israel

Looming Threat

By refusing to directly confront Iran’s provocations, the United States has become the Islamic Republic’s key ally in its march toward a nuclear bomb

Was the Iran Plot Real? It Barely Matters.

U.S., Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of trying to kill ambassadors

The Other Israeli Prison Swap

Bruce Riedel on the Grapel deal and whether the U.S. citizen is an Israeli spy

What the Iranian Plot Means

For starters, is it credible?

Shaken Up

Egypt’s politically expedient ban on the export of palm fronds has altered the lulav market in unexpected ways

Loner

Leon Panetta says Israel is increasingly isolated. But the big problem is that Washington is running away from its influence in the Middle East.

Sundown: Assad Threatens Israeli Cities

Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more

State of the Union

After Barack Obama’s rejection of the Palestinian U.N. statehood move last week, Israeli envoy Michael Oren sees the U.S.-Israel relationship as strong

Turkey Uses Israel As Springboard to Power

Can anything bring the two nations to détente?

Pilgrim’s Progress

Creating Jewishness in a post-religious age: Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday paint Israel’s history in broad and fine strokes

Talking Points

After the Arab Spring, a summer of Israeli protests, and the Palestinian bid for statehood, what will rabbis say in their High Holiday sermons?

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