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April 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Sean Spicer and the Hitler Rule - The biggest Jewish news story during Passover this year proved a rule of political argument: whoever mentions Hitler first always loses. I'm referring, of course, to Sean...

April 14, 2017 3:06 pm

There Must Be Limits to American Jewish Community’s ‘Big Tent’ - What is the one value that the Jewish community should care most about? To listen to many who run Jewish organizations and communal philanthropies, the answer...

April 9, 2017 12:37 pm

Stop Denying the Israeli Consensus on the Palestinians - Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister when the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset. But whether...

October 7, 2012 3:39 am

Opinion: The Jewish Charm Offensive Crack-up

Many months of hard work by Democratic activists aiming to shore up Jewish support for U.S. President Barack Obama wasn't undermined by arguments from his...

September 30, 2012 4:06 am

Opinion: The Wedge Issue

Given the small size of the Jewish population, the attention given to the Jewish vote is, almost by definition, disproportionate. But though the absolute numbers...

September 16, 2012 5:35 am

Back to the Future on Iran

The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should have raised alarms throughout the West about the progress being made by Iran toward...

August 29, 2012 11:27 am

German Circumcision Ban Shows Jew-Hatred Back in Fashion

When a court in Cologne, Germany ruled in June that circumcision should henceforth be considered illegal, those who are tasked with raising the alarm about...

August 20, 2012 8:31 am

The Status Quo: Jews and Paul Ryan

Jewish conservatives applauded Mitt Romney's choice of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice presidential nominee. But Jewish liberals who despise him...

August 7, 2012 10:47 am

The Culture of Success and Failure

All's fair in love, war and politics. So it is to be expected that Jewish Democrats desirous of President Obama's re-election will be doing their...

July 25, 2012 4:02 pm

Bulgaria Attack Shows the True Face of Iran

For several years, United States policy toward Iran has been focused on using diplomacy to persuade Iran to give up its ambition of...

July 12, 2012 1:15 pm

The Real Danger Facing the Jewish Community

To listen to some people, the greatest blight afflicting the Jewish community is a scourge of intolerance against dissent about Israel. The alleged...

June 29, 2012 11:12 am

Embracing the Catholic Church’s Fight for Religious Freedom

One of the most heartening stories of interfaith relations in the last half century has been the way the Catholic Church changed the...

June 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Debating Israel During an Election Year

Foreign policy concerns have been conspicuous by their absence during the presidential campaign so far. A failing economy is the paramount concern of most Americans...

May 31, 2012 1:40 pm

Egyptian Elections Will Not Bring Democracy

As Egyptian voters recently went to the polls in what was their first-ever opportunity to choose a president in a free election, one element was...


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


Trumps Pledges to Release Tax Reform Package Next Week

President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with the Associated Press,...


Israeli PM Netanyahu at Jerusalem Meeting With Visiting US Defense Secretar...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that President Donald Trump’s recent actions in the Middle East are “a welcome change.” Netanyahu...

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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...