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Israel’s Rights in the West Bank Under International Law

Understanding law and justice in the world’s most disputed territories

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Malley in Wonderland

How Obama’s ‘progressive’ foreign policy vision—to backpedal away from the Middle East, fast, while kicking our former allies in the region to the curb—became consensus in D.C.

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The Revolt Against Iran

Iran’s plans for regional hegemony depend on being seen as the protector of loyal Shiite Muslims—but those are exactly the people leading mass protests against Iranian domination in Iraq and Lebanon

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Yes, It Is Good to Hate al-Baghdadi

If we want to truly love one another, first we have to learn how to hate evil men like the recently killed ISIS mastermind

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Free College Tuition for American Jews

If Israel wants to capture the hearts and minds of young American Jews (and their parents), here’s how

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Fighting the Wrong War on ISIS

Two years on, the time has come for a moral assessment of our military strategy in the Middle East

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A Monstrous Betrayal

Caroline Fourest’s ‘Sisters in Arms’ arrives just in time for the Ottoman Anschluss against Syrian Kurdistan

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Smoke Signals in the Next Middle East War

Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields was a warning to Israel in an escalating regional war

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The Case for Building a Synagogue on the Temple Mount

An argument for peace, security, and justice

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Between Two Promised Lands

In his new book, ‘We Stand Divided,’ Daniel Gordis examines the deep roots of the growing rift between American and Israeli Jews

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Don’t Cheer on the Joint List

The Arab party made history when it endorsed a Jewish candidate for Israel’s prime minister. Sadly, it is still a haven for terrorism supporters.

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A Reporter From Hell

Some of the most brutal and powerful officials in Damascus apparently saw Nir Rosen as a useful instrument. The question is why—and for what?

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Understanding Israel’s Latest Election Results

Five takeaways to ponder as we wait for the game of political Jenga to begin

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Yair Lapid Wants to Teach Israelis to Understand American Jews. Will He Get the Chance?

The Israeli opposition leader has a very different vision for American and Israeli Jews than the current government

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Q&A With Israel’s Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak

A conversation with the Israeli leader on the cusp of an election that he hopes will restore his center-left political coalition to power and once again put him in charge of Israel’s future

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The Great Demystifier

Barack Obama’s Iran deal aligned the Arabs and Israel against Iran. Can Donald Trump pocket the winnings?

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The North Korean-Israeli Shadow War

Whenever nuclear weapons technology appears in the hands of Israel’s enemies, Pyongyang is usually involved

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Fighting ISIS, Finding Iran

An excerpt from Seth Frantzman’s forthcoming book, ‘After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East’

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Any Way You Slice it, Hezbollah Had a Very Bad Month

Israeli strikes inside Lebanon together with new U.S. sanctions suggest a significant change in policy toward the terror group

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Donald Trump’s Iran Policy Rides Two Horses at Once

If the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran seems incompatible with Trump’s isolationist instincts and antiwar rhetoric, that’s because it is

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Israel’s Undemocratic Marriage Laws

Overreach by Israel’s Rabbinate has turned marriage into a symbol of dissatisfaction with religious authority and a key issue in the upcoming election

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How Trump Bullied Israel Into Punishing His Political Opponents, to the Jewish State’s Great Detriment

Last month, Netanyahu said Israel would allow Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib into the country. But after private pressure and public threats from Trump, he suddenly reversed course. The decision is disastrous for Israel, but great for the American president. And that’s the point.

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Could Arab Israelis Swing the Next Election?

The power of the powerless in Israel’s fractured political landscape

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Who Killed the Peace Process?

The Trump administration wants to finally secure an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but the two sides are still blaming each other for the last time the talks collapsed

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Ilhan Omar’s Guide to Israel

The controversial congresswoman is headed to the Holy Land. Here’s an itinerary that will help her see a few things that might change her heart and her mind.

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The Last Great Hope of the Israeli Left

A new Labor Party ticket led by two Mizrahi candidates wants to steal votes from the right with appeals to Israel’s working class, but if it fails it could kill the left’s chances for good

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As Jerusalem’s Film Festival Kicks Off, So Does a New Round in Israel’s Culture Wars

Artists and politicians clash anew over age-old questions: Should the government help pay for art? And if so, does it get to pick and choose favorites?

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After Ethiopian Israeli Is Killed by Police, Protesters Face a Few Inconvenient Truths 

Those accusing the Jewish state of systemic racism have little to say about the orchestrated and massively successful efforts of the past decade

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How to Talk About Israel and Palestine

Don’t try to save the people on either side of the conflict. Just listen to them.

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