Speech, designed to help Israel with Europe, could hurt Obama at home
This Week in Israel: Obama and Netanyahu spar, a conglomerate is slapped for sales to Iran, the IDF changes uniforms, an Israeli wins at Cannes, and more
Plus, God may be on our side but time is not, and more in the news
President Obama’s Middle East diplomacy seems to eschew symbolic triumphs in favor of a pragmatic vision that keeps all sides guessing. Israel could have a lot to gain by signing on.
Why we should be shocked by Bibi’s shock
Plus, exit Mitchell, stage irrelevant, and more
The recent rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas may be a blessing. It exposes the fatal flaw at the heart of the peace process: the West’s fantasy of Palestinian moderation.
The myriad problems with and underlying logic for reconciliation
ICG’s Nathan Thrall talks to Tablet Magazine
Will reconciliation doom or help the statehood cause?
As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has cracked down on his own people, Washington has turned a blind eye for fear of what new regime might emerge. But it’s impossible for a new leader to be worse.
Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more
Can they pick up where they left off?
And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.
In a massively tense situation, something will have to give
Plus Syria worsens, and more in the news
Plus Syria heats up, and more in the news
Influential commenter concludes Bibi won’t make peace on his own
Plus Gross sentenced in Cuba, and more in the news
Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more
Embattled PM plans his next move; not clear what that’ll be
Plus Chabad vs. Russia, and more
Plus violence continues, Mubarak’s supporters, and more in the news
Plus Friedman and Halevi view it from Israel, and more in the news
Israel rejected big offer; news is bad P.R. for P.A.
Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more
Plus is Abbas a perennial no-sayer? and more in the news
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
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