In an excerpt from ‘Nuclear Iran,’ calculating, with scientific precision, just how far Iran has come in its quest for the bomb
I got my start in a contentious corner of the Jewish press. It’s good to be here again.
Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family
The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes
Assassinated for his opposition to Zionism, de Haan’s life was a succession of scandals, from sex with young Arabs to radical diplomacy
‘This Changes Everything’ is great, except for the parts that don’t add up
Trying to understand this baffling story, which we read on Yom Kippur, gave me insights into my mother’s death
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
The Book of Jonah teaches us to reach beyond our own community with the holiday’s message—whether we are accepted or rejected
Today’s MK: Anastasia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu)
Deal could lend electoral reform and even peace process momentum
Deputy foreign minister defends Migron, denies Palestinian nationhood
If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?
Israel’s foreign minister threatens to bring government down
And who is European Muslims’ real enemy?
The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.
Stifling debate on the Nakba—the Arabic word for catastrophe and how Palestinians refer to Israel’s founding—prevents a free and open discussion of the historical record
Foreign ministry suggests Israel work jiu-jitsu on reconciliation
In which the PM is an innocent bystander to the criminalization of dissent
This week in Israel: Bibi’s off-budget luxury travel, a portable anti-missile system, Daylight Saving controversy, a new chief for the Shin Bet, anti-Lieberman protests, and more
We wouldn’t want that
Yuli Edelstein, Israel’s minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora, says Russian Jews, contrary to belief, vote with the Israeli mainstream
Lunch with Yossi Klein Halevi
New bill would require pledge of Jews, too
On a new album, the captivating leader of the band Pharaoh’s Daughter reclaims the music that dominated her religious childhood
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.