Sheldon Silver's Fall Signals End of a (Jewish) Era in New York Politics

New York’s most powerful powerbroker has fallen. Sheldon Silver is facing corruption charges — and Josh Nathan-Kazis explains why it marks the end of an era for Jews.


J Street U Takes Sharp Aim at Community's 'Hypocrisy' on Israel Occupation

J Street U is going off campus with its criticism of the ‘hypocrisy’ of tacit American support for the Israeli occupation. Will youthful idealism push their elders to action?


German Far Right Leader Quits Over 'Hitler' Selfies

The head of a growing anti-immigrant, anti-Islam movement in Germany stepped down under pressure after photos of him dressed as Hitler appeared in the country’s most popular daily.

Did Benjamin Netanyahu and the GOP Just Pull Off a Coup — or Lay an Egg?

By accepting an invitation from Congress, did Benjamin Netanyahu pull off a coup that will outflank the White House on Iran? Or make an embarrassing gaffe that will cost him dearly?


Has Real Site of Jesus's Trial Been Uncovered in Jerusalem?

Tradition says Jesus was tried by Pontius Pilate at the foot of the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. Archeologists now believe the drama took place on the site of an Ottoman prison near the Jaffa Gate.

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