A Jewish Journal of Ideas Is Born

Barring snowstorm-induced printing delays, during the week of February 15, mailboxes across the country will receive the launch issue of The Jewish Review of Books, a new print journal.

New Israel Fund Critics Plan New Moves in the Knesset Against the Charity

A recently aborted Knesset proposal to investigate whether the largest financial supporter of Israeli human rights groups is subversively anti-Israel is merely the opening salvo planned against the New Israel Fund in Israel’s parliament.

Critics Counter J Street at U Penn Hillel, Which Proves Big Enough For Both

Days before the controversial appearance by the head of J Street at the University of Pennsylvania’s Hillel, critics of the left-wing Israel lobby announced that they would hold a counter-event in the same building at the same time. The prospect of an explosive evening came on the heels of weeks of harsh criticism aimed at Penn Hillel, in which local Hillel politics were laid bare as board members were quoted in the press debating the decision, with conservative Web sites weighing in.

Oren: J Street Clash Ebbing

The Israeli ambassador to Washington says his dispute with J Street is close to resolution and that the group was “much more in the mainstream.”

Controversial Arabic School Stays Mum

As children, joking and gossiping, spilled out of Brooklyn’s Khalil Gibran International Academy on a frigid Friday afternoon recently, one stopped to answer a waiting reporter’s question about his experience there.

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