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

One Weekend, Two Crises

A brouhaha with Egypt, and rockets from Gaza

Smokescreen

The Israeli right paints Ben-Gurion University as a haven for radical leftists. But the charges, meant to counter similar rhetoric from the left, are unfounded, and potentially damaging.

Sundown: A Hot Summer in Sinai

Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more

Sundown: Israel Hits Back

Plus, new Azeri friends, mini-Madoff was big at the U, and more

Saudi Arabia Is Coming For Assad

Which is something Israel should probably welcome

Turkey Goes to the Mattresses Over Apology

While Israel sits in the catbird seat

Daybreak: Attack in Southern Israel Kills 5

Plus, U.S. prepares to call for Assad to step down, and more in the news

Civil Blood

The central issue in the Middle East is not the Arab-Israeli peace process but the Arab civil war that has been reignited by the so-called Arab Spring

Muted

Performances of Wagner’s music are effectively banned in Israel. Should they be?

Generation א

The Tel Aviv tent protesters say they speak for a nation demanding social justice. In truth, they’re entitled yuppies who’ve finally found something worth fighting for: themselves.

But Seriously, Where Is Jerusalem?

Official White House photographs leave ‘Israel’ out of ‘Jerusalem’ captions

Cocktail Straw Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

Israeli scientists developing small, affordable sensor for use in drinks

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