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The First Jew I Met in Iran

Face to face with the challenges of living a double life under the Iranian theocracy

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Arafat and the Ayatollahs

The PLO’s greatest single contribution to the Iranian Revolution was the formation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, but the Palestinian leader’s involvement with Iran didn’t end there

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Unintended Consequences

In an excerpt from a new history of 20th-century Iran, the neglected story of the Jewish revolutionaries who participated in—or adapted to—the sweeping changes of 1979

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Why They Stay

The horror and hope undergirding Jewish life in post-Revolution Iran

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Jules Feiffer’s American Follies

Time to stand up, America!

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An Improvised Explosive Device

News of the News: How operatives used the Khashoggi murder and the American press for political ends

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Holding Obama Accountable for Syria

And why Trump’s military pullout represents not a new direction in foreign affairs but a coarse coda to a decade of institutional error

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The Politics of Fury

France’s Yellow Vests condemn violence but ‘have to admit that it is efficient’

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How Iran Blunts U.S. Sanctions

The mullahs have all the time in the world. Donald Trump does not.

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The Curtain Is Falling on Bibi’s Lebanese Belly Dance

What lies beneath seven years of Israeli rhetoric about Iran?

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Is the Women’s March Melting Down?

Millions of women mobilized against gender inequality and the election of Donald Trump in 2016. But only four of them ended up at the top—and the consequences have been enormous.

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CUNY’s Anti-Semitism Problem and the Campaign to Fire Michael Goldstein

Is a Kingsborough Community College professor a racist or a victim of ‘academic mobbing’?

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Jens Spahn Won’t Be Elected Chancellor of Germany

Not this time, anyway. But he is leading the fight against populist anti-Semitism on the left and the right.

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Standing With Saudi Arabia

How President Donald Trump has been forthright about the actual drivers of American policy in the Middle East

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Jules Feiffer’s American Follies

Where’s my Roy Cohn?

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The Philosophers and the American Left

Third in a series on the American left: a tale of buried treasure

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Meyer and Sid

The great NFL quarterback Sid Luckman, who would have turned 102 today, had a secret: his father’s ties to the Jewish mob

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The Foreign Policy of the American Left

Second in a series on the American left: Michael Walzer and Bernie Sanders

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The Truth About George Soros

Understanding the Jewish billionaire—who is neither the villain of right-wing caricature, nor the angel of left-wing hagiography

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André Azoulay Is the Most Powerful Jew in the Muslim World

What else keeps the Jewish-Moroccan relationship alive?

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Kurdistan and Israel

Kurdistani Jews are caught between the Jewish state and the ethnonationalist ambitions of its Middle Eastern neighbors

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Israel’s New Diplomatic Horizon

A surprise visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Oman last month reveals the Jewish state’s shifting foreign policy

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The Left and the Jews: A Tale of Three Countries

First in a series on the American left: Will left-wing anti-Zionists and anti-Semites in America succeed in hollowing out the traditional liberal left in the United States, as they have in Britain and France?

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The Kristallnacht Election

Eighty years after that dark night in Europe, America’s midterms were a contest to see how much of the country could be mobilized on a basis of hysteria and mass loathing

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Do American Jews Still Believe They’re White?

And how is it possible that some Jews are still shocked that they’re hated in America?

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The Future of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Is American anti-Semitism really distinctive from that of other diaspora countries? Just how worried should we be?

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Voter Education

Eight candidates who have expressed blatantly anti-Semitic views, or who openly associate with anti-Semites

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American Jewry Must Double Down on Coalition Building

Seeking human connection and solidarity, within and without the Jewish community, in the wake of Pittsburgh

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The Roots of American Anti-Semitism

The Christian Identity movement, white supremacy, and the future of homegrown anti-Jewish terror

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Their Bloods Cry Out From the Ground

The team tasked with the ritual preparation of the bodies of the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre lean on thousands of years of Jewish martyrdom

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