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Israel vs. Netflix

A new law, possibly the first of its kind in the world, may require streaming video services to obtain a government permit

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Obama and the Iranian Nuclear Threat

In an excerpt from Ehud Barak’s ‘My Country, My Life,’ the former defense minister discloses the debate over Israel’s attack plan, and a fateful conversation with President Barack Obama

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Israel’s Latest International Diplomatic Scandal? Shoegate.

Why did Benjamin Netanyahu serve dessert to Japan’s prime minister inside a pair of brogues?

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Meyer Habib

Bibi’s man in Paris may be the best friend that French Jews have. But is he a model for the future or a herald of the end?

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Bibi Agonistes

What’s behind Netanyahu’s fresh legal troubles?

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Hasbara Culture and the Curse of Bibi-ism

How Prime Minister Netanyahu turns all political opinions about his leadership into a referendum on nothing less than the Manichean struggle between good and evil

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The Week In Rear View, January 19 Edition

All the news that’s fit to skim

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We Fed Photos of Jewish Celebrities Into That Google Arts App. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.

See Alan Dershowitz’s anti-Semitic brother, Natalie Portman as a dude, and a very surprising presidential cameo from Larry David.

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Moshe Holtzberg Returns To India

Nearly a decade after the murder of his parents in a terrorist attack, 12 year-old Moshe Holtzberg returns to the Chabad house in Mumbai

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Likud Votes to Annex Judea and Samaria

“We’re here to state the obvious,” said Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin. “The land of Israel is all ours, and we will implement our sovereignty on all parts of the country.”

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Bibi Netanyahu’s Nightmare Speaks

Meni Naftali worked security for the Israeli prime minister and his wife Sara, and now wants the world to know what they are really like

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India’s New Crush on Israel

How did Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s July visit with Benjamin Netanyahu fit into the last quarter-century of Indo-Israeli relations?

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Peace With the Palestinians Was a Bust. Here’s What Israel Should Do Next.

‘While peace with Palestinians may be the preferable instrument for ridding Israel of its undesirable control over millions of Palestinians, it is not the ultimate goal of the Zionist enterprise. It is an instrument.’

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Was Iran Behind the Recent Violence on the Temple Mount?

The latest campaign against Israel has all the hallmarks of an Islamic Republic operation

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How to Start a Holy War

Hint: it involves blaming the Jews

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Rwanda’s Paul Kagame Visits Israel

Despite his growingly authoritarian regime back home, Israel’s staunch African ally is warmly received in Jerusalem

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India and Israel, Great Again

“Both our nations are complex. Like yogic asanas grounding down and pulling up at the same time, they face many challenges.”

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Trump and Bibi Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

A chef made a chess-themed dessert for the American and Israeli leaders. Metaphors abound.

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Trump’s Middle East Trip Was a Big, Surprising Success—and the Iranian Regime is Nervous

How the president’s photo-op diplomacy plays in Riyadh, Tehran, Beirut, Jerusalem, and back home in Trumpland

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Aggressive Surge in Israeli Settlement Activity Under Netanyahu Imperils Trump Peace Push (Not)

Because there is no aggressive surge—in fact settlements have not grown in years

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Bibi Should Tell Trump to Go Take a Selfie

When the American president visits the Western Wall next week as part of his Abrahamic monotheism heritage tour, he’ll be using the Jewish state as a prop—in a fantasy of Middle East peace, starring himself.

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Making Sense of the U.S.-Russia-Israel News

Intelligence leaks in Washington; Israel as a source of top-level U.S. intel; and Trump’s visit to the Western Wall, which the president’s aide reportedly said is ‘part of the West Bank’

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Fighting the ‘Patriarchal Deal’ Between the State of Israel and the Bedouin

Israeli Arabs at a Crossroads: How one woman in the Negev stands up against polygamy, abuse, and ignorance

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Mahmoud Abbas Is History’s Most Stubborn Real Estate Holdout

And Donald Trump knows ‘The Art of the Deal.’ Who will blink first?

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Fifty Years of Occupation

Can anything change the status quo in the territorial dispute between Israelis and Palestinians?

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Did the Obama Administration’s Abuse of Foreign-Intelligence Collection Start Before Trump?

One clue: The Russia story is a replay of how the former White House smeared pro-Israel activists in the lead-up to the Iran Deal

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The Settlers Movie

Shimon Dotan’s ‘strongly articulated’ political documentary focuses on the fanatics on the front lines of the battle over the land of Israel

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What’s Mine Is Mine

Bibi and the case of ‘misplaced’ American Jewish fear

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Experts Have Been Proposing Alternatives to the Two-State Solution for Years. Will Trump Consider Them?

From condominialism to a confederation, hybrid alternatives to the one-state and two-state paradigms have been picking up steam

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Rivlin Calls Mexico’s Peña Nieto, Apologizes for Bibi’s Border Wall Tweet

It’s Twitter diplomacy at its finest, between Israel and Mexico

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