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The Secret Political History of Queen Esther

From Queen Elizabeth to Abraham Lincoln, the story of Purim has shaped our most contentious debates

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After Controversial Politician Is Disqualified, Israel’s Right Sets Its Sights on the Supreme Court

In unprecedented decision, judges rule Michael Ben-Ari unfit to serve

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How Dare Chelsea Clinton Defend the Jews?

A run-in at NYU reveals the unavoidable truth: The war for the soul of the left will be fought over anti-Semitism.

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At Camp

An excerpt from Matti Friedman’s new book, ‘Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel’

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Kahane Won

How the radical rabbi’s ideas and disciples took over Israeli politics, and why it’s dangerous

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Hezbollah’s Deadly Lies

For years, the terrorist organization duped the expert class into believing it was peacefully evolving. Now that many have wised up, new and more dangerous fictions emerge.

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Corbynism Comes to America

Wondering about the future of the Democratic Party? Just look at Britain’s Labour.

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Political Powerlessness Is Expensive

American Jews have only begun to pay the price demanded by the Democratic Party’s new math

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Make It Work

The Democratic Party and American Jews must not take each other for granted

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As Its Conflict With Pakistan Heats Up, India Looks to Israel for Arms, Tactics

The recent Indian strike in Kashmir is a page right out of the Israeli playbook—and arsenal

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How Influential Is AIPAC? Less Than Beer Sellers, Public Accountants, and Toyota

A list of lobbies and their spending may surprise Congresswoman Omar and her supporters

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Time for the U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty in the Golan Heights

Any Israeli withdrawal to the shores of the Kinneret guarantees a structural instability which, sooner or later, will require American military intervention

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Could Ayman Odeh Determine Who Becomes Israel’s Next Prime Minister?

In a fiery speech, the country’s top Arab politician imagines what was previously considered impossible: a Jewish-Arab coalition to topple Benjamin Netanyahu

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Why Social Justice Is Killing Synagogues and Churches

Data suggests that the more a religious movement is concerned with progressive causes, the more likely it is to rapidly lose members

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What Bibi’s Indictment Means

The Attorney General’s misguided decision to charge the Prime Minister with bribery and breach of trust may spell trouble for the future of Israeli democracy

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No More Mr. Nice Jew

How to deal with those who hate us? Two historical examples tell us why dialogue is to be avoided.

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Will the Supreme Court Finally Protect the Right Not to Work on the Sabbath?

Four decades ago, I witnessed the court fail to protect the religious freedom of employees. Next week, it may finally redeem itself and grant religious Americans the protection they deserve.

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Michael Sfard Can’t Win

Too Israeli for the left and not Zionist enough for the right, this human-rights lawyer could be one of Israel’s most effective ambassadors if his critics weren’t so afraid of what he has to say

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A New Party in Israel Tries to End Bibi’s Reign

Ex-general Gabi Ashkenazi’s appeal to right-wing voters could make the difference in the latest attempt by a center-left coalition to retake Israel’s government

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The Only Path to a U.S. Victory in the Middle East Is to Leave Now

American foreign policy is unmoored from American reality

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We Need to Talk About White Identity Politics

Western societies can either accept moderate forms of ethnic majority politics or risk the current populist uprisings mutating into more extreme versions

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The Real Reason Americans Support Israel (Hint: It’s Not AIPAC)

The not-so-secret history of Christian Zionism and its legacy

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Virginia Democratic Candidate Apologizes to Jewish Community for Past Statements

Ibraheem Samirah once suggested Israel was worse than the KKK, now he’s running for office in Virginia

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The Value of Remembering Dead Workers

A planned memorial for victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire just cleared a major hurdle in New York City government—now who’s going to pay for it?

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Deserves Dialogue, Not Just Denunciation

The Minnesota congresswoman has repeatedly voiced classical anti-Semitic tropes, and this is deserving of strong condemnation. But she has also voiced an exceedingly rare willingness to reconsider her presumptions and put herself in the shoes of Jews, and they should take her up on it.

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The Enigmatic Benny Gantz

Campaigning to become Israel’s next prime minister, Gantz represents something that Israelis love: a veteran soldier carrying an olive branch

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The Case Against Yeshivas and the Future of Religious Liberty

The legal case that yeshiva educational standards are unconstitutional is gaining influence even as it loses in the courts, and could have far-reaching consequences

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Henryk Broder in the Lion’s Den

When Germany’s most famous Jewish journalist chose to address a party tied to his country’s far right, it wasn’t the groveling performance some have claimed but a brave challenge

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After Long Delay Trump Administration Appoints Envoy to Fight Anti-Semitism

After the job sat unfilled for 21 months, the White House’s new pick for envoy to combat anti-Semitism steps into the role with a unique background and a very big task ahead of him

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The Man Who Remade Death

Guy Alexandre was the first surgeon to remove organs from a patient with a beating heart. His colleagues thought him a murderer; Alexandre disagreed and revolutionized our understanding of death.

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