Israel

The Academic Boycott of Israel Is a Travesty
December 17, 2013

Who needs Abu Mazen to speak for the Palestinians when you can have an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego? 

Why John Podhoretz Stormed Off an Israel Panel Last Night
December 17, 2013

The community of politically attuned Jewish people on the Internet—I like to call us the shtetlsphere—was roiled last night by reports coming out of 92nd Street Y (it’s like our Madison Square Garden).

An Idiotic Israel Boycott Obscures Real Progress in Campus Activism
December 12, 2013

On American campuses, there are two lefts.

Is the Peace Process Falling Apart Already?
Kerry may be backing away from a "final status" agreement
December 11, 2013

It may be in trouble.

Do American Jews Live in a Cocoon?
Peter Beinart thinks so. He's wrong.
November 29, 2013

News of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s late September speech before Jewish leaders in New York got me thinking about Peter Beinart’s latest piece from earlier that month in the New York Review of Books about American Jews and Israel.

The World Has Barely Noticed This Huge Political Development in Gaza
Hamas may be turning away from violence
November 28, 2013

Hamas may be turning away from violence. 

Israel's Freakout, Explained
New worries about whether Obama's presidency has made them less safe
November 25, 2013

Israelis worry, again, whether Obama's presidency has made them less safe

Iran's Nuclear Program Is Still Growing, and America's Fist Is Shrinking
November 25, 2013

The blockbuster nuclear deal reached early Sunday morning in Geneva between Iran and the U.S.-led coalition is both less and more consequential than early reports suggest.

Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal Could Be a Major Triumph
November 24, 2013

Right-wingers here and abroad hate it. But they also hated it when Reagan struck deals with Gorbachev—and the parallels are pretty clear

The Iran Deal Is Better Than Nothing—Even for Israel
November 24, 2013

Uncertain about the deal they struck in Geneva? Compare it to a scenario in which they achieved nothing.

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