Labor Tops Likud in Polls, But Coalition Still Elusive

With two months to go before Israelis go to the polls, the Labor Party opened a statistically significant lead over Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud for the first time since its mid-December alliance with Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah.

What Selma Meant to Jews Like My Father

The elimination of Abraham Joshua Heschel from the film ‘Selma’ erases one of the central accomplishments of the civil rights movement — its inclusiveness. The rabbi’s daughter explains why.


The Real Problem With Miss Israel’s Lebanese Selfie

Miss Lebanon is being criticized for appearing in a selfie with Miss Israel. Was the Arab beauty queen really photobombed by the Israeli ‘enemy’ — or is that just her excuse?


Where's the Moral Clarity of #JeSuisCharlie When Free Speech Isn't Safe?

The world spoke as one to defend freedom of expression after the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks — or did it? Hussein Ibish says Muslim and Western countries both fail to live up to their words.


Genesis Prize Goes to Michael Douglas. Really?

The million-dollar Genesis Prize was awarded to Michael Douglas. He makes last year’s winner —  Michael Bloomberg — look like an inspired choice, Jane Eisner writes.

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