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The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
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My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
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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
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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.
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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
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Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.