Some Advice for American Jews Visiting Israel: Stop Ignoring Palestinians
September 03, 2013

Wednesday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (did you get your festive 5774 sunglasses?), when many American Jews will gather at synagogues, listen to their rabbis’ sermons, argue over the sermons, argue over Israel, argu

The Feminists of Zion
An unlikely alliance between Orthodox and progressive women will save Israel from fundamentalism

The women who are helping to shape Israel’s future.

Real life, revisited
August 02, 2013

Our Nixon is the title of a documentary presented by CNN and some non-political friends, which—again with an implying title—seems set to give us the inside scoop on Nixon’s career.

Three Signs Hamas Is Losing Its Grip on Gaza
July 31, 2013

A serial loss of regional allies, serious financial difficulties, internal squabbling, and inability to build up its military capabilities have all weakened Hamas, leaving it vulnerable to potential unrest in Gaza.

Here's What John Kerry's Peace Settlement Will Look Like (Probably)
July 29, 2013

The four issues that will determine an Israeli-Palestinian deal.

Benjamin Netanyahu Hopes to Sell Peace. Here's How.
The Israeli prime minister's new path
July 24, 2013

In 1956, Israel’s famed general Moshe Dayan gave a eulogy about a young kibbutznik who was killed in a border attack by Arabs, saying that Israelis needed to get used to the idea that life in the Mideast meant remaining forever on guard.

A Socialist Woman Could Dethrone Netanyahu
Four ways Shelly Yacimovich could become Israel's next prime minister
July 24, 2013

Four ways Shelly Yacimovich could become Israel's next prime minister.

Seven Reasons There's Hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
July 21, 2013

John Kerry faced nearly universal skepticism when he set out to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table after five years of shuttle diplomacy.

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.