Jacob Siegel is Tablet's news editor.
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The Post-Liberal Politician

Andrew Yang represents something new and exciting in American politics but we may not like where it leads

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Fully Automated Culture War

As Congress investigates the Twitter account behind the viral Covington video, the media’s role in weaponizing tweets is being overlooked

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Punching Down at Dead Cartoonists

The response to the attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ was a pivotal moment that foreshadowed the political crisis in Western societies

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The Syria Switch and the Status of the Golan

After a series of reversals on Syria, U.S. officials suggest they won’t be making any sudden moves, while Israel calls for recognition of sovereignty over the Golan Heights

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The State of the Left: Responses to Paul Berman

Announcing a series of responses to Paul Berman’s opus on ‘The American Left’ from writers across the political spectrum

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Women’s March Founder Says Current Leaders Must Step Down

Teresa Shook, who came up with the idea for the march, says its current leaders allowed anti-Semitism to become part of the group’s platform

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Gaza Ceasefire Leads to Shakeup in Israel’s Government

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned Wednesday after a deal was reached with Hamas, prompting speculation that early elections will be called

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Is Israel Headed for Another Gaza War?

Just days ago, millions of dollars meant to buy calm finally made it into cash-starved Gaza—so why does Israel now appear to be on the brink of another war with Hamas?

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Jewish Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Has Died at 95

The closest thing the Marvel universe had to a real superhero is gone

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British Labour Party Fights to Free Opposition to Anti-Semitism From Jewish Clutches

When you want to condemn anti-Semitism but Jews keep getting in the way

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Suspect Identified in Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

The suspect appears to be connected to anti-Semitic social media posts

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Multiple Dead After Man Shouts ‘All Jews Must Die,’ Opens Fire in Pittsburgh Synagogue

A shooter who opened fire during Shabbat services Saturday morning is reported to be in police custody

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Smart Cities for Dumb Humans

The privacy consultant for Google’s ‘smart city’ just resigned. Is it possible that the company doesn’t really care about protecting privacy?

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Bomb Left at Soros House

An explosive device was left at the upstate N.Y. home of billionaire George Soros, a frequent target of far-right and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

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Campus Week

It’s that time of year again: All week Tablet takes stock of the state of American academia and university life

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From the Kovno Ghetto to the Green Berets

Sidney Shachnow, who survived the Holocaust and became a highly decorated officer in the U.S. Army Special Forces, died last month at 83

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Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought the Nazis as a Teenager, Has Died at 93

In the event of capture, Sonia carried two hand grenades: ‘One for the enemy, and one for myself’

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Iran Looms Over Merkel’s Israel Visit

Germany’s ‘unique relationship’ with Israel is colliding with its new closeness to Iran

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Israeli Team Heads to Moscow

An Israeli delegation will share evidence about the accidental shootdown of a Russian jet by Syrian air defense forces

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Russia Backs Off Blaming Israel for Downed Jet

Syrian forces shooting down a Russian jet may not be Israel’s fault after all

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Multiple Women Accuse Netanyahu Spokesman of Sexual Misconduct

American-born Netanyahu spokesman David Keyes has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct

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The Low Cost of Fearmongering

Fear tactics in the New York governor’s race cheapen the danger of anti-Semitism

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Former Prime Ministers Denounce Labour Anti-Semitism

Two former British prime ministers issue stark warning about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party

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Bibi’s ‘Bismarck’ Speech

In a speech last week Bibi celebrated strength and power, but to what end?

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Rest in Power, ‘Village Voice’

‘The Village Voice’ is dead

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The Two Wars and Two Lives of Gideon Lichtman

An ace fighter pilot and friend to presidents who served with U.S. forces in WWII, fought with Israel in ’48, and retired as a high school teacher in Miami

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Haredi Rapper Discriminated Against Receives a Warm Bracha

Hasidic rapper Nissim Black had been living in Israel for six years when he says his children were rejected from schools because of their skin color

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You Were Famous, Your Heart Was a Legend

Defying pressure to cancel a concert, Lana Del Rey says she will sing for the people of Israel because she is a singer and they are people

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