In his first visit to a synagogue, Barack Obama sought to explain, not retract, his criticism of Israeli policies. He seemed to pass the test with flying colors.
You don’t get to vote for another 18 months, but big-money donors are already making their voices heard. Nathan Guttman tells you which Jewish moguls are backing which candidates for the White House.
With a shoestring budget and provocative tactics, Students for Justice in Palestine might not sound like a political dynamo. Yet it’s making its voice heard on campuses from coast to coast.
A new program called Covenant Journey aims to bring thousands of young evangelical Christians to the Holy Land. Is it just a vacation or will it build a lifelong commitment to Israel?
The New York Times took a reporter to the woodshed for asking tough questions about a student activist’s Jewish faith. Nathan Guttman says the Gray Lady is the one who got it wrong.
The head of the Jewish community’s grassroots umbrella organization on policy issues is stepping down after 10 years.
Ayelet Shaked will be flexing her political muscles and Moshe Kahlon has the most to win or lose. Nathan Guttman offers a primer on Israel’s new cabinet.
Republicans are taking a growing interest in Orthodox Jews — not only as voters, but also as key funders. How will this new breed of religious activism shape national politics?
Abbe Lowell has elite inside the Beltway legal credentials. But he is also taking aim at government secrecy and standing up for unpopular whistleblowers.
A huge donation is about to transform the only Jewish day school in the nation’s capital.