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Obama Passed the Buck. Trump Refused to Play.

The Iran deal was never meant to stop Iran from building a bomb—it was supposed to delay it until disaster happened on someone else’s watch

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Iran and America Are Suddenly Both Naked

By taking decisive action against Soleimani, Trump showed that Iran’s power is an illusion generated by D.C.’s willingness to look the other way

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U.S. Kills Qassem Soleimani

Donald Trump cuts off Iran’s terror arm in Iraq, while Israel braces for Iranian retaliation

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Israel’s Eyes in the North: The Woman Who Watches Hezbollah

Sarit Zehavi, founder of the Alma Center think tank, has her eye on Hezbollah and her feet planted firmly in her beloved Galilee

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What Happens When Everyone’s Trying to Get Nukes?

Israel’s ‘Begin Doctrine,’ a commitment to prevent rival regional powers from acquiring nuclear weapons, risks becoming unenforceable—but it’s not clear what comes next

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The New MMA Hotbed: Israel

A father passes the fighting torch to his prodigal son, and a new generation of combat athletes makes a name for the Promised Land

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Campus Anti-Zionism Seen Through the Eyes of a Syrian Refugee

I was about to find out that Canadian students at a top school like York University could hold protests just as serious and menacing as those I had seen in the Middle East

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Can the U.S. Flip Iran’s Internet Back On?

Iran’s government effectively shut down the country’s internet to repress a popular protest movement. But how long can that last?

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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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