Despite condemnation from other Jewish organizations, Jewish Voice for Peace is holding on to its Jewish identity even as it actively supports the BDS movement. And it’s growing.264
Benjamin Netanyahu’s election win has rattled the message used by pro-Israel advocacy groups for decades. Can they find a new, unified way to make their case to the American public?60
After years of wavering, J Street is effectively defining itself as an outright opponent of the Jewish establishment. Will the lobby’s new strategy work?90
After the deadly Brooklyn fire that left seven children dead, Orthodox Jews are reassessing the technology that allows them to keep food warm over Shabbat. But are there alternatives?37
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
Awash in cash, the Israeli American Council has been growing by leaps and bounds. But some fear it is becoming a political tool of donors like Sheldon Adelson.19
Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection has pushed J Street to endorse policies it previously rejected — like taking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the U.N. Security Council.107
Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., has won a Knesset seat. Will Benjamin Netanyahu seek to bring the only U.S.-born lawmaker back into his cabinet?
Birthright Israel’s alumni division faces an uncertain future following the departure of its top two executives and the discontinuation of its flagship Sabbath meals program.
What Netanyahu has just proved, Nathan Guttman writes, is that an Israeli leader can bring relations with the White House to a historic low and still emerge victorious.67
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