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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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A Field Guide to Israeli Organized Crime

Exploring an underworld of gambling, drug trafficking, arms dealing, extortion, assassination, and corruption

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Choosing the Right Strongmen Allies

Israel’s alliance with illiberal regimes can be necessary and justified but not when they embolden anti-Semitic dog whistles

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Pursuing My Family’s Ghosts in Morocco

What I learned about memory and inheritance and fallibility, in the land of my forebears

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Can Zionists Advocate for Palestinian Rights?

By monitoring checkpoints and advocating for Palestinians in the Israeli court system, Blue and White Human Rights is trying to improve Arab-Israeli relations and prove that Zionist principles can inspire more humane treatment

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Understanding ‘Nofuzophobia’

The roots and legacy of Iranian resentment of the West, part of a weeklong look at 40 years of the revolution

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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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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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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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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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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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How Should We Read the American Press? In Arabic.

News of the News: Like in the Middle East, U.S. political operatives and intelligence officials are increasingly using the cloak of journalism as a tool for their aims

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Killing the Lavi

Tracing the unintended consequences of the fateful 1987 cancellation of Israel’s largest single weapons development program

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Creative Trauma

Two thousand years of suffering and exile help an Israeli NGO teach Syrian and Iraqi refugees to build new lives in Europe

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No Way to Treat Children

Strong ties between international aid organizations and terrorist groups make the lives of Palestinians and Israelis more miserable

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Between War and Peace: An Interview With Senior Hamas Leader Husam Badran

Current Hamas Political Bureau Member and former military commander, convicted of directing terror bombings that killed over 120 Israelis, including the bombings of the Sbrarro Pizza in Jerusalem and the Dolphinarium Discotheque in Tel Aviv, speaks to Tablet about the ongoing Gaza cease-fire negotiations with Israel

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Hezbollah Ritually Humiliates the UN

As the Security Council passes another empty resolution, the Lebanese terror organization strips Peacekeepers of their gear and sets fire to vehicles

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Israel’s Failure to Support Syrian Rebels

A dispatch from the Golan Heights, where the Jewish state’s confounding political and military policy plays out in the lives of Syrians looking for hope of any kind

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Nationalism Is Dead. Long Live Nationalism.

In his new book, Yoram Hazony sees the world through a Zionist lens, offering an intriguing way forward

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Israel’s Top Military Strategist Talks War and Peace

Yaakov Amidror believes Israeli muscle has left the Jewish state with only ‘1 1/2’ security problems: Iran and Hezbollah. But that doesn’t mean the next conflict won’t be ‘a very, very nasty war.’

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Stav Shaffir Speaks for Us, Too

Israel’s maybe-future left-wing female prime minister hates Bibi-ism, and officiates at non-Orthodox weddings

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Losing Hope in Israel, Looking to Jordan

Mourning the loss of democratic pluralism in the Jewish state

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L’Honneur d’Israël

Full text of a speech delivered before the Academic College of Netanya, June 18, 2018, upon receiving an Honoris Causa doctorate

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Israel Is Losing the Social Media War

Why military supremacy is no longer enough for a Jewish state fighting on asymmetric fronts against nonstate actors with the ability to shape public perceptions and war narratives

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