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July 29, 2016 4:22 am

Tim Kaine on Israel, Iran and Terror - In the aftermath of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate, Democratic contender Hillary Clinton tapped...

June 30, 2016 4:34 am

As Israel-Turkey Deal Moves Closer to Reality, What Does It Mean? - After months of speculation that a reconciliation deal was imminent, Israel and Turkey have agreed to normalize diplomatic ties following a six-year rift in...

February 15, 2016 3:33 am

Ohio Jews Admire John Kasich, But Will His ‘Moderate’ Tack Resonate Nationally? - “The upright path is the middle path of all the qualities known to man.” Those are the words of the Jewish sage Maimonides. They...

September 2, 2015 9:44 am

As US Robustly Debates Iran Deal, Western Europe Exhibits ‘Fatigue’ - The Iran nuclear deal has dominated the foreign policy debate in the U.S. this summer, with Congress in the midst of a 60-day period...

August 14, 2015 10:08 am

Beyond Hamas: Iran Also Has Ties to Palestinian Authority - While Iran’s funding of the Palestinian terror group Hamas is well-documented, the Islamic Republic’s relationship with the Palestinian Authority (PA) is less frequently discussed....

July 17, 2015 8:02 am

Following the Money: How Iran Deal’s Sanctions Relief Will Fund Terror - Beyond the recently reached nuclear deal’s implications for Iran’s nuclear program itself, much of the fear about the agreement centers on how the substantial...

June 14, 2015 7:31 am

Will Erdogan’s Election Setback Mean Improved Relations With Israel? - A political upheaval is seemingly underway in Turkey, as the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan experienced a significant setback in the country’s June...

November 11, 2014 11:30 am

Expanding Conferences Help FSU Jews Gain Mainstream Communal Acceptance - An American Jewish astronaut who learned to speak Russian while training with cosmonauts walks into a lecture hall filled with Russian-American Jews....

October 3, 2014 10:11 am

Yom Kippur Not Yet an Official U.N. Holiday, But Might be Next Year - The holiest day on the Jewish calendar isn't among the 10 holiest days on the United Nations calendar. But Israel and many...

September 23, 2014 7:34 am

Taking on the Terror Trio: Israel’s Strategy vs. Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic State - Following Israel's Operation Protective Edge this summer, Hamas continues to control the Gaza Strip and openly considers any truce with Israel as...

April 30, 2014 6:23 pm

J Street Rejected by American Jewish Umbrella Group in ‘Big Tent’ Litmus Test - In what many observers will see as the de facto expression of mainstream U.S. Jewry's outlook on J Street, members of the...

March 10, 2014 1:36 pm

IDF Seizure of Gaza-Bound Missiles Sheds Light on Non-Nuclear Elements of Iran’s Strategy - While much international attention continues to focus on the Iranian nuclear program and diplomatic efforts to address it, the Israeli Navy's...

October 10, 2013 10:33 am

What Russia’s Mideast Rise Means for Israel - Fresh off brokering a deal to place Syrian chemical weapons under international control, Russia has reasserted itself as a Middle East power...


New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...


US Justice Department Charges Teen Over JCC Bomb Threats - The US Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking...


Palestinian Teen Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding 4 in Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated.

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...