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Father Figure

Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor

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A Mosque Is Burned, This Time In Israel

President Peres has a must-read condemnation

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Sundown: Obama Campaign Gets Outside Help

Plus Casspi plans triumphant return, Peres turns 88, and more

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Daybreak: Next Up, Security Council

Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news

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The Player

Israeli tycoon Arnon Milchan is the billionaire Hollywood producer behind Pretty Woman. He was also a secret agent who helped Israel and South Africa broker deals trading nuclear material for propaganda assistance. An excerpt from the forthcoming Confidential.

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Long View

At a book festival in Sicily, admiring a tranquil lifestyle and remembering a father’s bedtime stories about drunks and prostitutes, based on his time spent Irgun gun-running at Italy’s southern tip

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Israel Enjoys Victory With U.N. Flotilla Probe

Palmer Commission finds Gaza blockade legal, does not demand apology

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It Happened On Their Birthdates

Jewish history, the day you were born

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Sundown: Palestine Can Be Vetoed

Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more

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Sweetening the Deal

Israel provides Americans making aliyah with financial incentives and logistical support in a bid to make immigration not just an ideological choice but a material one as well

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Daybreak: Good Friday in Syria?

Plus Pollard implores Obama, the next flotilla, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Gaza Back-and-Forth Continues

Plus U.N. posturing, Lebanese blaming, and more in the news

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Sundown: Goldstone Report Stays, Says U.N.

Plus Peres and Obama talk Pollard, and more

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Daybreak: U.S. Slams Building

Plus anti-Syria lobbying, and more in the news

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Sundown: Saudi Police Open Fire

Plus Rosenblatt’s jeremiad, Peres’s nonsense, and more

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What’s Bibi Up To?

Embattled PM plans his next move; not clear what that’ll be

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Sundown: Palestinians Ditch Peace Process

Plus great old photos of great old Jews, and more

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All Quiet on the Southern Front

Israel cautiously welcomes an embryonic, potential new democracy

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Sundown: Mourning the Wife of a Dairy Farmer

Plus an uprising in Jordan, an argument in D.C., and more

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Ehud Agonistes

Ehud Barak should forsake his arrogance, take a page from Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, and recognize that leading can require giving up power

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Daybreak: Giffords Walks

Plus R.I.P. Sonia Peres, and more in the news

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We Have Met Israeli Security, and It Is Not Ours

Napolitano nixes Israel-style procedures for U.S.

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Fire the Rabbis

Bibi and Peres denounced Israel’s racist rabbis. They can do better.

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Peres ♥ Bieber

The octogenarian president loves him some teen pop sensation

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Sundown: Obama’s Error

Plus yes that is a creepy Sharon sculpture, and more

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State of Denial

It’s time for Israel to rethink its rejection of the Armenian Genocide

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Talking Turkey

Inside the West’s once-ally

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Q&A: Tzipi Livni: The Kadima leader on Peace, American Jews, and Iran

The Kadima leader says Israel is not the safest place in the world for Jews

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Sundown: Ayalon and Fayyad Don’t Play Nice

Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more

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Founding Document

A new book argues for the enduring significance of the 1917 Balfour Declaration

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