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Remembering Yehuda Avner’s Worst Speech

One of Israel’s singular storytellers dies at 86

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Jordanian Boy Named Yitzhak Rabin to Join IDF

18-year-old granted Israeli citizenship after 16 years of residence in Israel

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Israeli Musician Ariel Zilber Denied Lifetime Achievement Award

Right-wing artist’s snub sets off a firestorm about free speech and art

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Betty Ford Dances the Hora

After a state dinner for Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

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Remembering Edgar M. Bronfman, Sr.

What one young writer learned from the late businessman and philanthropist

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Israel’s Prime Ministers: Not Kosher?

Benjamin Netanyahu is under fire for eating trayf. So did Yitzhak Rabin.

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Zionist Leader Haim Arlosoroff Was Murdered So That Israel Could Live

The notorious political assassination, still unsolved 80 years later, is instrumental in in keeping Israeli politics sane

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Terror and the Surveillance State on Film

Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.

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Rabin Assassin Endorses Naftali Bennett

Yigal Amir will reportedly be voting for The Jewish Home leader

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Is Israel a Modern Sparta?

In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace

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The Brother of Rabin’s Assassin Speaks

+972 Magazine strikes up an unlikely conversation

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Rabin’s Assassin Departs Solitary

Gets a taste for the rule of law he so despised

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Daybreak: U.S. Realizes Syria Plan Failing

Plus yet another new government in Jordan, and more in the news

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The Most Anti-Israel President

Obama has bullied the Jewish state more than any president in history, according to op-ed pages and partisans. They said the same about Reagan.

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Grim Anniversary

Today would have been Yitzhak Rabin’s 90th birthday—as good a time as any to remember, and repent for, the time I considered assassinating him.

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Obama’s ‘Shalom, Haver’ Problem

How can the president persuade Jews he supports Israel in his kishkes?

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Settled

Ariel Sharon planned Israel’s settlements as bulwarks for defending the state and preserving Jerusalem, as his youngest son recalls in a new biography

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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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Shapiro’s Special Shul

New ambassador attends D.C. power-synagogue Adas Israel

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Solitary Refusenik

Today on Tablet

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Falling Out

Israel and Jordan once worked together for peace. Now their alliance is collapsing, driven apart by the issue of refugee resettlement, and Jordan may be turning to Iran.

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Time Magazine’s Anti-Semites of the Year

Also, Mark Zuckerberg won this year

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General Illusions

Two former high-ranking Israeli officers come to Washington on a misguided mission to promote peace

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Daybreak: Turning the Peace Machine Back On

Plus Iran called out on meddling, and more in the news

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Daybreak: No Freeze, Not With This Gov’t

Plus Yitzhak Rabin’s (non-?)legacy, and more in the news

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Heads Up

J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment

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How Not To Remember Rabin

On the 15th anniversary of PM’s assassination

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Premiership

A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had

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Making History

Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive

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Sundown: Boat Stopped Via Secret Deal

Plus Yitzhak Rabin Gallery, new trailers, and more