Nathan Guttman and Nathan Jeffay


Bowe Bergdahl Deal Mirrors Gilad Shalit — But America and Israel React Differently

By Nathan Guttman and Nathan Jeffay

Bowe Bergdahl Deal Mirrors Gilad Shalit — But America and Israel React Differently
The father of freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit cheers the prisoner swap that won Bowe Bergdahl’s freedom. Why is America’s reaction so different from Israel’s?Read More


What's Israel's Plan B as Peace Talks Look Doomed?

By Nathan Guttman and Nathan Jeffay

What's Israel's Plan B as Peace Talks Look Doomed?
With the Mideast peace talks near collapse, the Palestinians are ready with a diplomatic offensive. Israel’s options are much more limited, and all of them have big downsides.Read More


Bedouins Fight Israel's Resettlement Plan — and Bid for American Jews' Support

By Nathan Guttman and Nathan Jeffay

Bedouins Fight Israel's Resettlement Plan — and Bid for American Jews' Support
Israel says the Bedouins of the Negev desert would be better off living in towns. But the ancient tribespeople are fighting back — and enlisting American Jews in their fight.Read More


Tensions Threaten To Complicate Obama’s Middle East Listening Tour

By Nathan Guttman and Nathan Jeffay

Tensions Threaten To Complicate Obama’s Middle East Listening Tour
A presidential trip to Israel, designed as little more than a polite visit, could prompt unexpectedly tough questions as conditions on the ground change rapidly.Read More


Israel's Health Care Outpaces U.S.

By Nathan Guttman and Nathan Jeffay

Israel's Health Care Outpaces U.S.
BREAKING NEWS: The Supreme Court has upheld President Obama’s health reform plan. Israel’s state-run system costs far less than the U.S., and produces markedly better results.Read More






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