The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
A Jewish conspiracy? Well, sorta
Plus Farkas for presidente! and more
Plus a Chernobyl in Iran? and more
A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, and more
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear
Israel and Arab states share fear of Iran
Plus Kagan discusses Chinese food, and more in the news
Geoffrey Wawro’s Quicksand misses an opportunity to make an isolationist critique of U.S. Middle East policy
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Plus come back Sunday for the West Bank, and more in the news
Plus the talks must go on, Iranian dissenters, and more in the news
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news
A Mideast power shift and the death of Anatevka
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.