Joint Exercise: Israeli soldiers train near the coastal city of Ashdod in October, part of the largest missile defense dry run ever held. Some 1,400 American soldiers were also involved.

U.S.-Israeli Arms Cooperation Quietly Growing

Leaders in Washington and Jerusalem have publicly locked horns over the issue of West Bank settlements. And Israeli public opinion has largely viewed America’s new administration as unfriendly. But behind the scenes, strategic security relations between the two countries are flourishing.

Group Paying IDF Soldiers To Refuse Duty May Be in Violation of U.S. Tax Law

An Israeli organization handing out cash to soldiers for disobeying orders has been collecting tax-exempt donations from American donors in apparent disregard of United States tax law.

Hobnobbing: At left, Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya?alon, left, chats with Rep. Eric Cantor, the House Republican whip, at the ZOA dinner. At right, ZOA president Morton Klein, left, with Netanyahu confidante Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam.

From the Right: ZOA Faithful Challenge Israelis on Freeze

Israel’s hawkish strategic affairs minister was met with a chorus of boos at the annual dinner of the Zionist Organization of America when he invoked his government’s recent partial moratorium on Jewish settlement expansions in the West Bank.

From the Left: J Street Moves To Center on Iran Sanctions

The new Iran sanctions bill approved December 15 by the House of Representatives not only moved the United States one step closer to ratcheting up the pressure on Tehran, it also revealed a slight reshuffle in the political map of the Jewish community’s left wing.

The newly unveiled monument to the 40,000 Jews sent to the Treblinka death camp (Courtesy of Krzysztof Galica).

Driven by Memory

Sigmund Rolat was a penniless orphan when Soviet troops freed him from a Nazi slave-labor camp in Czestochowa, Poland in January 1945.