Ori Nir

No, AIPAC Isn't Anti-Israel

It’s dishonest to claim that AIPAC is anti-Israel, Ori Nir argues. Instead, we should challenge its members on the type of Israel they’re fighting for.

God On Their Side: A settler in Ofra casts his vote in the January 22 parliamentary elections.

Who Did the Jewish Settlers Vote For?

With all the votes counted in Israel’s election, Ori Nir crunches the numbers. He finds that Benjamin Netanyahu struck out with the ideological settlers of the West Bank.

Bush Presses Israel in Apparent Bid to Maintain Anti-Iranian Front

In an apparent effort to bolster Arab and European support for anti-Iranian measures, the Bush administration is urging Jerusalem to take steps to ease tensions in the West Bank and Gaza and to generate progress toward possible negotiations with the Palestinians.

Allies Press U.S., Israel To Talk With Hamas-Fatah Coalition

The American and Israeli governments will face growing international pressure to engage with a Palestinian unity government — even one dominated by the terrorist organization Hamas, foreign diplomats in Washington said this week.

L.A. Muslim Leader in Fray Over Award

A Muslim activist in Los Angeles is fighting efforts by Jewish organizations to block him from receiving a prestigious human rights award.

L.A. Muslim Leader Fights Effort To Block His Award

A Muslim activist in Los Angeles is fighting efforts by Jewish organizations to block him from receiving a prestigious human rights award.

Groups Fight Bills Aimed at Wooing Evangelicals

As congressional Republicans press a series of legislative initiatives aimed at mobilizing religious conservative voters, Jewish organizations are fighting two of the measures that they say would further erode the wall separating church and state.

Senators Seek Curb on Cluster Bombs

Reflecting growing discontent in Washington with Israel’s use of American-made cluster bombs in heavily populated areas of Lebanon, two leading Democratic senators this week introduced legislation that would require recipients of such munitions not to use them in or near civilian centers.

Pressure Could Force Hamas Into Deal

With the Palestinian government on the verge of a complete breakdown, pressure is mounting on the ruling Hamas movement to form a unity government with its Fatah rivals, who support a two-state solution.

Report: Iran Teaching War

A comprehensive study of Iranian textbooks shows that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s inflammatory anti-Western, anti-American and antisemitic rhetoric is well rooted in his country’s educational system.