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Editorials

ACLU Needs to Read Before it Gripes

Any threat to free speech needs to be taken seriously. And when the ACLU raises the free speech flag, people generally pay attention. But...

The Water Agreement

Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority took a step toward improving the lives of their people by reaching an agreement last week to increase...

Netanyahu’s Indian Bromance

It wasn’t exactly From Here to Eternity, but the image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, up to...

Israel’s ‘Welcome’ Mat

This week, 10,000 athletes from 80 countries converged on Israel for the 20th Maccabiah Games, the “Jewish Olympics.” Those are impressive numbers compared to...

Israel’s Government Crashes into the Wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the...

A Call for Thoughtful Dialogue

The human capacity to devise new ways to disrupt, terrorize, injure and kill appears limitless. And so it was on June 14 that James...

Our Frenemy Qatar

The oil-rich sheikdom Qatar is much like its neighbors on the Arabian Peninsula — undemocratic, ruled by a minority clan, both a U.S. ally...

Reunited Jerusalem at 50

The celebrations of 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem have been going on in that city since last month’s Jerusalem Day. This week,...

A Nastier, More Brutish Budget

National Jewish organizations are notoriously prolific when it comes to issuing press releases. So the near silence that followed the issuance of President Donald...

Haredi Israel in 2059

Israel’s fast-growing haredi Orthodox population is, in many ways, distinct from mainstream Jewish Israelis, whether secular, traditional or modern Orthodox. Like many Israeli Arabs,...