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Israel’s Best Diplomat Offers Hope to the Entire Middle East

George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset

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Norway’s Muslims Protest Anti-Jewish Violence

Scenes from a human chain outside a synagogue in Oslo on Shabbat

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Meet the New Jews, Same as the Old Jews

Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree

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Norway Passes Law Protecting Circumcision

New legislation on the religious practice goes against the European grain

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Jewish Heirs Will Get Matisse Stolen by Goering

Norwegian museum returning $20 million painting to art dealer’s family

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Norway’s Nurses Campaign For Circumcision Ban

Health Minister says he doesn’t plan to outlaw the practice

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Leave Yair Netanyahu Alone!

The prime minister’s son’s love life is of no theological-historical significance

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IDF Leaves Philippines; ‘Knockout’ Fears Spread

Plus 10,000-year-old structure found near Jerusalem, and more in the news

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Norway Planning New Circumcision Legislation

Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’

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In an Ex-Pat’s Literary Crime Novel, Norwegian and Jewish-American Sensibilities Collide

The cranky anti-hero of ‘Norwegian by Night’ may be demented, but he’s no fool when it comes to patriotism, identity, and time

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Daybreak: Did Iran Delays Its Nuclear Program?

Plus Amar’e, Toulouse, and stuffed cabbage kugel

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Mad Men

The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?

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Today on Tablet

Music that tastes like chicken, Pesach on the beach, and more

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Oslo Discord

Once staunch supporters of Israel, Norwegians have shifted to a pro-Palestinian stance. What changed?

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Daybreak: First Hearing for Museum Shooter

Good reasons for low hopes in the Mideast, and more in the news

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Sundown: To the Rescue!

Batwoman for D.C. mayor, Norway compartmentalizes, and praying via Twitter

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Fighting Words

Can literature help bring peace to the Middle East?

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