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Is peace still possible between Israelis and Palestinians? After the events of the last 25 years, the answer from most Israelis seems to be “not for the foreseeable future.” But it is … more
There was a time when what the socialist representing Vermont in the Senate said about Israel didn’t matter much. But the days of Sen. Bernie Sanders being an irrelevant eccentric are long … more
Like any embattled minority that needed positive role models, early- and mid-20th-century Jews living in the United States embraced celebrities with any sort of tie to the tribe. Though most were not … more
If there is one issue on which there ought to be a political consensus even in an era of almost unprecedented partisan division, it should be opposition to anti-Semitism. Yet a dispute over whether … more
For decades, it was a consensus issue. Israel’s supporters of all political stripes agreed that the refusal of the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was an … more
Recent events in Durham, N.C., raise troubling questions about the BDS movement and its supporters. In April, the city of Durham passed a resolution banning its police department from taking part … more
Rabbi Meir Kahane never copyrighted it, despite the fact that the leader of the Jewish Defense League popularized its use on the streets of Brooklyn. Nor did those who first used the words “Never Again” when referring to the murder of 6 million Jews … more
That so many Jews care so deeply about what an actress has to say about the State of Israel and its prime minister tells us a lot about Jewish insecurity in 2018. But while this isn’t the … more
When Hamas organized a “March of Return” on March 30, like the producers of a theatrical production, leaders of the terrorist group and their foreign enablers waited to see the returns … more
At this year’s AIPAC conference, a great deal of attention was given to organizational efforts to present Israel as an attractive cause for Democrats and liberals to continue to embrace, … more
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