Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years
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On first episode of Russia Today show, guest pines for end of Israel
According to WikiLeaks’ latest document dump, I’m a tool of the Mossad. Does the fact that I scooped Julian Assange have anything to do with it?
Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news
Russia’s propaganda machine is stronger than ever thanks to cable network RT. Its Syria coverage offers the proof.
By refusing to directly confront Iran’s provocations, the United States has become the Islamic Republic’s key ally in its march toward a nuclear bomb
Plus Winehouse’s father gets book deal, Hitch, and more
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange preaches openness. But in Belarus, Europe’s last dictator is using once-secret U.S. cables to go after dissidents.
U.S. diplomats were concerned about Israeli crime’s potency
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news
Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more
Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more
Norman Finkelstein and Israel Shamir are not deniers; I chose this term instead
A few years ago, Israel Shamir’s anti-Israel vitriol would have been marginal and largely ignored. But in the age of WikiLeaks, a Holocaust-doubter can become a legitimate source of news. Part 2 of 2.
Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
Stylish Westchester preteens steal the show from Marc Jacobs
Convicted murderer and rapist also seeks $15,000 in punitive damages
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Oskar Groening, 93, was tried in Germany for helping operate Auschwitz
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.