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At Camp

An excerpt from Matti Friedman’s new book, ‘Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel’

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The Myth of the Kidnapped Yemenite Children, and the Sin It Conceals

Immigration to the modern Jewish state has often been chaotic at best. But the insistence that nefarious motives guided its placement work with refugees is unsupported by archival evidence.

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Progressive Replacement Theology

Why the left is repeating Christianity’s most dangerous historical mistakes, and why it’s very, very bad for the Jews

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The General Who Wasn’t There

Happy birthday, Ehud Barak!

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Deserves Dialogue, Not Just Denunciation

The Minnesota congresswoman has repeatedly voiced classical anti-Semitic tropes, and this is deserving of strong condemnation. But she has also voiced an exceedingly rare willingness to reconsider her presumptions and put herself in the shoes of Jews, and they should take her up on it.

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A Lesser Wife

In an excerpt from Ayelet Tsabari’s memoir, ‘The Art of Leaving,’ how a Yemeni grandmother found freedom in Israel, but failed to pass on the immigrant’s new rootedness to her daughters

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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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Reinhold Niebuhr’s Zionism

The philo-Semitism of an influential American pastor who inspired Martin Luther King Jr., and the role of civil rights in the Jewish cause for nationhood

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The Message of Nas

An Israeli Arab with a huge social media following posts a video a day for a thousand days, ending this week. Where did the journey take him?

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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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Jonah

Tablet Original Fiction: In New York, no one goes mad with God fever

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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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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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Is Israel Headed for Another Gaza War?

Just days ago, millions of dollars meant to buy calm finally made it into cash-starved Gaza—so why does Israel now appear to be on the brink of another war with Hamas?

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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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UMichigan Condemns Denial of Recommendations to Students Seeking Study in Israel

The university’s forceful response, with its nuanced defense of a speaker who compared Netanyahu to Hitler, shows how schools can uphold academic freedom while also confronting bigotry

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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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Angela Merkel’s Ugly Romance With the Iranian Regime

Why Germany seeks to increase trade with a murderous theocracy bent on Israel’s destruction

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Russia Backs Off Blaming Israel for Downed Jet

Syrian forces shooting down a Russian jet may not be Israel’s fault after all

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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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The Amazing Return of the Yabloner Rebbe

An astonishing true story of a man’s encounter with fate

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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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Doing Birthright as a Mother of Two

A 32-year-old mom of two takes a Birthright Israel trip and finds she has something to learn from her young companions

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Islamophobia and Post-Colonial Guilt

Pascal Bruckner’s ‘brave and necessary’ new book examines how Muslims came to be known as victims of the West

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John McCain’s Reckless Love

A reporter who knew the late Arizona senator throughout his political career remembers an imperfect man who tried to do what was right

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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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