The U.S. Makes Israel Play the Bad Cop With Syria
July 15, 2013
Throughout last week, rumors percolated that an explosion in Latakia, Syria, was the handiwork of the Israel Defense Force. Then, over the weekend, U.S.
Israel’s New Ambassador Is Not a Republican—In Name Only
July 09, 2013
An Associated Press tweet Tuesday morning read, “Israel appoints a former GOP activist as its ambassador to Washington.” That sentence is at once technically accurate; not a little misleading; and, on a deeper level, inadvertently revealing of how ma
Netanyahu Could Save the Two-State Solution
July 09, 2013
His political future might depend on it.
Weiner’s Shameless Israel Pander Was Vintage Weiner
June 28, 2013
On Wednesday, attending the celebration of the Supreme Court decisions in front of the Stonewall Inn, former congresman and current mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner denied that there is an occupation of the West Bank.
Though it rambles across much farmed-over terrain and takes care to mention all the caveats, such as Palestinian maximalism and gridlock1, Roger Cohen’s latest New York Times column is notable for the slightly more novel point that it is partly up to
The Israel Debate Cory Booker Didn’t Want to Have
June 17, 2013
Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s ascent to the national stage has been at once a long time coming—the chief executive of the country’s 68th-largest city received Time cover treatment four years ago—and unexpectedly accelerated since Senator Frank Lautenber
Women and Others
May 30, 2013
The German director Margarethe von Trotta has had such a long and fascinating career that, if there were justice in these matters—which idea is laughable—she would be treasured by more than who do so now.
The president has many options on Syria—though none is guaranteed to produce a good outcome.
An Israeli Strike, An American Message
May 04, 2013
How the bombing of weapons in Syria sends a message to Iran, too.
Things can change quickly in the Middle East, but right now, as I gaze Sarah Palin-like from my suburban Maryland office across the Atlantic and Mediterranean, it looks like John Kerry’s attempt to reignite peace talks between the Israelis and the Pa