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Republican-Jewish Coalition

In Anthony Weiner’s former district, Jewish voters elected Bob Turner, a Catholic Republican they saw as stronger on Israel than the Orthodox Jewish Democrat

Levanon Speaks

In his first U.S. interview, Yitzhak Levanon, Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, recalls the 13-hour riot that led to the evacuation of his embassy

What Egyptian Democracy Means for Israel

A newly empowered citizenry looks northward

Daybreak: Turkey Expels Israeli Envoy

Plus, Iran ominously moves nuclear production, and more in the news

Criminal Record

Israeli singer Shmulik Kraus wrote a classic of psychedelic rock while sitting in a jail cell in the 1970s. His album deserves another listen.

U.N. Flotilla Report Confirms Israeli Stance

Finds ‘excessive’ force and, contra Turkey, says blockade is legal

Mr. Israel

Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.

Israel, Iran Send Reinforcements to Red Sea

This will surely end well

Israel and Egypt’s Deeper Ties

Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.

Embroiled

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.

Earthquake Hits Home for Cantor

Although he seems to be enjoying the Mediterranean sun

Perry’s Ascent Heralds Israel’s Rise as Issue

Front-running Texas gov. is not playing to the Jewish crowd

War Poet

In new translations of his poems about soldiers, disappearance, and life cycles, Israeli poet Yitzhak Laor uses biblical allusions, humor, and rage to explore the absurdities of modern Israeli life

Roger Cohen Has a Jewish Problem

Which is to say, it is an Israel problem, too

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