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What Should I Tell My Toddler About Santa?

We’re going to the in-laws for Christmas and my son’s cousins believe in Santa. What, if anything, should I tell him about jolly old St. Nick?

Does Bernie Sanders Still Champion Values of His Israeli Kibbutz?

Shaar Haamakim is proud to have hosted a U.S. presidential candidate who trumpets its principles. But the kibbutz’s association with a communist, Soviet-affiliated faction could hurt Bernie Sanders.

The Ugly 'SNL' Joke You Missed While Chuckling at 'Bernie Sanderswitzky'

The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line.


How Americans Enable Israel's 'Jewish or Democratic State' Delusion

Americans who are truly pro-Israel need to convey that the U.S. will never accept an Israeli decision that favors a Jewish state over a democratic one, Ambassador Avi Gil argues.


How Both the Right and the Left Get Israel Wrong

While there are worrisome trends in Israel, what Jane Eisner and Chemi Shalev portray is overblown, Alan Iser argues.

Here’s Why Oscar Nominees Are Getting Free Luxe Trips to Israel

Included in the Oscars swag bag this year is a $55K trip to Israel. Sigal Samuel says that’s not so much about pleasing the actors as it is about pleasing Israel itself.

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