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The Iran Deal Is Transformational

David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

Is Israel Bound for a Train Wreck in DC?

L. Ben-David, Times of Israel

Why Israelis Feel Abandoned

Daniel Gordis, New York Post

Visions of Israel in 2025

Fania Oz-Salzberger, Politico EU

The president of the United States has argued that the Iran nuclear deal, which will almost certainly become the centerpiece of his foreign-policy legacy, is not transformational. ...(full article)

The ownership of unpublished manuscripts and novels written by Franz Kafka, the Czech-Jewish writer widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest German-language authors, i...(full article)

My experience of more than 40 years of intense involvement in the U.S.-Israel relationship suggests that after the dramatic Sturm und Drang in the Capitol Hill showdown so loved an...(full article)

Our ability to defend ourselves, our knowledge that we are thus different from the Jews who died in those forests, has been a source of pride. “Never again” is a ubiqui...(full article)

On horror, hope and honey....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

The Real Reason Saudis, Israelis and Neocons Hate Deal - F Kaplan, Slate

Here’s the thing to keep in mind about most critics of the Iran nuclear deal that was signed Tuesday morning: Their objections have nothing to do with the details of the deal...

Netanyahu's 'Opposition' Lapdog - Haaretz

Instead if representing those who elected him, Herzog is using their votes to pave the way for the continuation of Netanyahu's rule....

Bibi Is Responsible for Iran Policy Failure - Akiva Eldar, Al-Monitor

The defeat in the campaign to foil the Iranian plot to destroy Israel, as Netanyahu claims, will bear his name. The man who chose to personally lead one of the most difficult and i...

There's a Reason Iran Is Celebrating the Deal - David Harsanyi, Federalist

Isn’t it odd how every pundit and politician who’s been antagonistic towards Israel is also super excited about an Iranian deal that’s allegedly going to help protect the Jew...

India and Israel Start to See Enemies Within - P. Mishra, Bloomberg View

Cultural revolutions are underway in two nation-states -- India and Israel -- founded by secular nationalists in the late 1940s. Right-wing demagogues, emerging in both countries f...

How the Iran Deal Could Change the Game - Schreck & Esfandiari, RFERL

From potentially stoking a Middle East arms race, to enabling political reforms in Iran, to undercutting Russia’s energy might by freeing up massive oil and gas supplies, her...

Israel: There Will Be a Nuclear Arms Race - Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon warns that the imminent agreement with Iran will strengthen it diplomatically and economically....

Israel: The Country of Atticus Finch 2.0? - Naomi Levitzky, Haaretz

The bigoted, racist lawyer of Harper Lee’s new novel would feel completely at home in modern Israel....

Ethiopians in Israel: Separate, but Not Equal - Tamara Weg, J'lem Post

As a country founded on the idea of being a "safe house" for the Jewish people, Israel has done a pretty unimpressive job ensuring that same safety for the totality of its citizens...

The Tyranny of the Majority in Israel - Haaretz

Another victory in the right's war on the Supreme Court...

Israeli State Must Be Free from Religion - Haaretz

A liberal state cannot be subject to the dictates of religion and the halakha....

Egypt and Israel Must Exercise Common Caution - Haaretz

Despite the Egyptian army’s assertion that the situation in northern Sinai “is 100 percent under control,” Wednesday’s deadly series of terror attacks &ndas...

The Orwellian Logic of Israel's Blockade - Asher Schechter, Haaretz

The first rule of the Gaza blockade is – you do not speak about the Gaza blockade. The second rule of the Gaza blockade is – you do not speak about the Gaza blockade. ...

A Critique of Palestinian Nationalism - Dan Illouz, Jerusalem Post

Historically, the idea of a Palestinian nation is very new....

The UN's Israel Inquisition - Wall Street Journal

U.N. reports on Israel sometimes remind us of the classic Monty Python sketch “Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition!” with its screwball combination of comic ineptitu...

Oren Agonistes - David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

Israel's former ambassador to Washington has ignited a firestorm of controversy over his criticism of Barack Obama. Has he gone too far...or have his critics?...

Can France Shake Up Israeli-Palestinian Talks? - Piotr Smolar, Le Monde

PARIS - We've reached the point in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict where time can no longer be allowed to run its course....

Israel's Bond to the Druze - Jerusalem Post

The Druse are in danger and Israel has an obligation to help them. On June 10, Jabhat al-Nusra or the Nusra Front, a terrorist organization affiliated with al-Qaida, killed at leas...

The Failure to Report on Israel's Nuclear Program - Dan Drollette Jr, BAS

A country in the Middle East has a clandestine nuclear development program, involving facilities hidden in the desert. After several years, the country is on the verge of acquiring...

Palestinians: Why Negotiate with Israel? - Ahmad Melhem, Al-Monitor

As international efforts intensify to resume the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Palestinians feel that discussions will go nowhere as long as the Israel...

Painting Under the Rockets at Gaza Border - L. Todd Wood, Wash Times

Ashkelon, Israel — Last summer, when the Gaza conflict was raging, I traveled to Sderot, Israel, on the Gaza border to see for myself what was happening. And boy did I see it...

Spain to Expelled Jews: Come Back! - Shira Rubin, Daily Beast

The Inquisition threatened them with gruesome deaths if they remained. Now Madrid is welcoming Jews back, not least, to help boost the flagging Spanish economy....

Stuck Between Israel and the Sea - Khaled Diab, The National

Entering Gaza feels a little like infiltrating the world’s largest prison, home to 1.8 million inmates, living on 360 square kilometres of land. Small, impoverished, overcrow...

Israel's Abortion Committees - Mariav Zonszein, New York Times

Abortions became legal in Israel in January 1977, four years after Roe v. Wade, but the law does not recognize a woman’s right to make her own choice....

The U.S. Never Called Jerusalem Part of Israel - Pierre Atlas, Indy Star

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 vote, has struck down a law entitled, "United States Policy with Respect to Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel." Unlike most Supreme Court decision...

It's a Happy Israel, After All - Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy

Embroiled in endless conflict and surrounded by hostile neighbors, how is Israel the 11th happiest nation in the world?...

The Limits of German Guilt - Shlomo Ben-Ami, Project Syndicate

As Israel’s policies have become increasingly indefensible, the Germans’ will to shape national policy independent of Holocaust guilt has grown even stronger....

Palestinians Face Prison for Facebook Posts - Aziza Nofal, Al-Monitor

Facebook posts by a number of Palestinian men have been deemed inciteful to violence by the magistrate’s court in Jerusalem, amid public uproar calling the legality of the ch...

Israel's Ministers of No Culture - Haaretz

The Haifa Municipal Theater informed the Jordan Valley Regional Council that a performance of “Boomerang” which had been scheduled to take place there would be canceled...

Economic Benefits Won't Solve Israel-Palestine - J. Tobin, Commentary

There are some things that are so obvious that perhaps it takes an intellectual to think that stating them constitutes penetrating insight. Perhaps that’s why some are treati...

CIA Chief Briefed Netanyahu on Iran Deal - Barak Ravid, Haaretz

John Brennan was the guest of Mossad chief Tamir Pardo and met with various members of the Israeli intelligence community, as well as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

The New Anti-Semitism: Financial Strangulation - Margalit, Israel Hayom

There is no doubt that Orange Chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard's meant every word in the statements he made last week in Cairo regarding Orange's intentions to withdraw fro...

Israel Fears Syria's Breakdown - Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor

Israeli experts are cautious about predicting events in Syria, but concede that despite losses by Hezbollah there, the organization might attack Israel unexpectedly from the Lebane...

Israel's Successful Asia Pivot - Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations

It's common to hear about Israel's growing isolation in the world, and UN votes are sometimes held up as evidence of this. The BDS movement, especially in Europe, is also adduced t...

Israel's Democracy Charade - Hagai El-Ad, New York Times

Settlers now have voted in their communities in 14 Knesset elections. Over time, their numbers rose from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands. Yet one thing remained constant: Mi...

Killing in Gaza Gets Easier - David Shulman, New York Review of Books

If Palestinians—all of them—are the enemy; if they are different enough from Israelis to be seen as a separate (lower) category of human beings; if their civilian casua...

Israel Can Teach California About Water Use - Haaretz

The effort has resulted in Israel becoming the world leader in recycling and reusing wastewater for agriculture. Fully 86 percent of its domestic wastewater is treated and recycled...

"The Oslo Accords Must End" - Joseph Dana, The National

The Oslo Accords must end. These were the words of former Israeli minister Yossi Beilin at this year’s United Nations Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, which took place ...

6 Reasons It Won't Be Bad if FIFA Boots Israel - Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz

Treating Israel's potential expulsion from world football as an existential matter is patently ridiculous. Here's why it could be a positive development for Israel....

Future of the Middle East Looks Ominously Like Iraq - Tom Wilson, RCW

We don't know that the approach adopted by Obama will outlive his presidency. But the worries of many of America's traditional allies in the region are clear. If America does conti...

Pope Francis Shows How Stagnant Israel Is - Yossi Sarid, Haaretz

The new spirit Pope Francis is trying to bring to the world isn't suitable for us Israelis....

Do the Palestinians Want Any Part of Peace? - J. Tobin, Commentary

The Palestinians say they won’t recognize Israel’s rights to any part of the West Bank or the parts of Jerusalem that were illegally occupied by Jordan from 1949 to 196...

Protect Israel's Press Freedom - Haaretz

The suicide of an immigration official shamed on Facebook for alleged racism must not be used to advance legislation that would stifle criticism of government policy....

Only Israel Will Miss the Blundering Tony Blair - Robert Fisk, Independent

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – Blair’s appointment was an insult....

If You Want a Dominant Iran, Back Obama - Michael Doran, Mosaic

The president’s address last week to Congregation Adas Israel as “an honorary member of the tribe” was something other than it seemed....

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