Israel

Big Fish in Small Pond: Led by Kahlon, the son of Libyan immigrants, the Kulanu party ran on a platform of economic change.

Is Moshe Kahlon and His New Party Here To Stay?

Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu party is set to join the new Israeli government coalition. But whether the politician has sticking power remains to be seen.

Embracing Israel Boycott, Jewish Voice For Peace Insists on Its Jewish Identity

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.

Representing the Establishment: The ADL’s Abe Foxman (left) and other JEwish leaders listen to Dan Gillerman, Israel’s former ambassador to the U.N., speaking about genocide in Sudan.

Advocacy Groups Seek New Marketing Strategy After Israeli Vote

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?

Speaking Their Peace: On the third day of the conference, hundreds of J Street student supporters, led by Benjy Cannon, marched in protest to the headquarters of Hillel International.

J Street, Newly Combative, Takes On the Jewish Establishment

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?

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A Forward for the Inquisitive Reader

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After Brooklyn Fire, Assessing the Risks of Shabbat Technology

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?

A Night To Remember: The IAC’s gala at the Beverly Hills Hilton raised over $23 million.

Can Israeli American Council Grow Without Kow-Towing to Big Donors Like Sheldon Adelson?

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.

J Street leader Jeremy Ben-Ami.

Netanyahu’s Reelection Pushes J Street to the Left

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.

Mr. Oren Goes From Washington (to Jerusalem)

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?

Is Birthright NEXT Shutting Down?

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 Will Netanyahu Victory Mean for American-Israeli Relations?

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.