“There are far better reasons for strong bilateral ties than penance for the Holocaust.”
An artist in Israel rethinks traditional approaches to mapmaking.
“Canary Mission provides a huge public service, operating as an early-warning alarm system for the safety and well-being of American Jewry.”
“Since One of One was launched in 2013, some 2,500 Israelis have shared their experiences of rape, incest and sexual assault.”
“Aziz Abu Sarah launched an improbable campaign last month to become the capital’s first Palestinian mayor; now he’s not sure he can even go on living in the city.”
Israel has too many enemies on the outside to let internal issues drive Jews away from their heritage.
Not all English-speaking Jews who move to Israel do so for political or religious reasons.
“Maybe it is their pioneering spirit, or pride or a reluctance to complain or come off as self-pitying, but the Golan’s residents are growing older in a place where aging is not easy, even if they don’t all admit it.”
Right-wing speakers aren’t welcome at memorial events for Yitzhak Rabin. That’s a problem.
“The false accusation against Israel has awakened the ghosts of anti-Semitism that always existed in Russian society and which the ruling powers have made an effort to hide in recent decades.”
Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem earned him a reputation as a friend of Israel, but the real test of his friendship will be how he handles Israel’s crisis with Russia.
“A confederation of the West Bank and Jordan is once again under discussion. Is it such a bad idea?”
Twenty-five years after Oslo, Israeli-Palestinian peace remains elusive. A mix of Leftist idealism and PLO rejectionism are to blame for taking the "process" out of the Peace Process.
Israel has fought in a number of wars since the Yom Kippur war in 1973. But not a single one of them so deeply threatened the existence of the Jewish State, and the national trauma still remains.
The political party of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is emblematic of the hawkish Israeli right, but there are some holdouts in its inner ranks. Here’s a look at the last two liberals in the Likud Party.
“Given that the demonization of Israel is the key strategy in the war of extermination being waged against it, ‘getting Israel’s message across’ is the equivalent to using a leaky bucket to ward off a tsunami.”
Twenty-five years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, it's time to admit that the breakdown of the Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic process began with Israel's recognition of the PLO.
Israel is moving swiftly towards its next election, but for Prime Minister Netanyahu, the possibility of indictment still looms on the horizon. Is it possible that indictment won’t hurt his political chances?
When it comes to service in the IDF, where's the glass ceiling? Women can now command Israeli Air Force Squadrons – but this doesn’t mean the fight for full equality is over.
The U.S. playbook for Israel-Palestine can be traced back to former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. His even-handed approach has been employed since 1973, but Trump is putting an end to that.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas believes that Trump wants to create a Jordanian-Palestinian federation. He’s outraged about it, but it might be an idea worth considering.
"President Trump’s Iran policy over the weekend was both erratic and masterful. Doves and isolationists, panicked by what they see as the administration’s inexorable drift toward war, rejoiced when Mr. Trump announced that a military strike had..."
"This is the photo that encapsulates the cruelty of the Trump era: a father and daughter lying dead on the banks of the Rio Grande river, her tiny arm draped around his neck, drowned after an attempt to cross onto American soil and seek asylum..."
"Several months ago, a Palestine Liberation Organization body published an official document on the conflict. In its 37 pages, the organization put forth its views, with some readers seeing this as a clear endorsement of the two-state solution..."
"The first season of Big Little Lies was a clever trap. The show took what would have otherwise been an easily satirized narrative about affluent women and complicated it with their trauma; The Week's Lili Loofbourow succinctly called it "a kind..."
"There’s a story we like to tell about American capitalism. Ours is a country that prizes merit, rewards risk and stands apart in its commitment to the collective success of open markets and the free flow of capital. We are a nation of strivers..."
""IN THESE DAYS of anti-tech ire, it’s a popular cocktail hour topic: How much is Facebook making off my data? Last year, I spent a month trying to find out, hawking my personal data on blockchain-based marketplaces. I came away with $0.003. On..."
""At the end of May, TIAA, the financial services and investing giant, rolled out new gender-identity awareness guidelines for its client-facing consultants. The guidance included: “Never assume someone’s gender identity” and “Be aware that a..."
"An old saying goes that people become more conservative as they age. George Will’s new book, “The Conservative Sensibility,” shows that the opposite can be true. This book is not so much a brief for conservatism as it is a learned and lengthy..."
"Imagine if the dishes stopped getting done. Imagine if no one did the laundry, and it piled up, stained and mildewing in hampers and in piles on the floor. Imagine if no one fed the baby, or changed her, and imagine if no one made dinner..."
"In Japanese culture, kintsugi is the labor-intensive method of repairing broken pottery by reattaching pieces using a lacquer mixed with gold. The reconstructed item, glistening with golden “seams,” is in many ways more beautiful than it was..."
"The U.S. is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of measles since 1992. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases since January. Scientific research overwhelmingly support..."
"Among those participating was Jason Greenblatt, Washington’s Mideast mediator and one of the architects of the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop taking place here. Aryeh Lightsone, a top aid to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, gave a brief..."