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It’s never wise to get into an argument about the Holocaust with Yad Vashem. That’s the moral of the story of Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempt to resolve a quarrel with … more
Who ever thought Germans would have a better grasp of the need to stand up against anti-Semitism than the Scots? It’s been more than seven decades since the end of World War II, but the … more
Charles Krauthammer would have been an inspirational figure even if he hadn’t become a writer. The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, who died on June 21 at the age of 68, was laid low as a … more
As a general rule, injecting emotion into policy debates is a mistake. Cold, rational logic remains the best path to understanding an issue, and anything that undermines that process is usually bound … more
It was just another day at United Nations. As it has done innumerable times in the last 50 years, on June 12, the General Assembly devoted an entire day of debate, procedural … more
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
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