Widening Rift Between American Jews and Israel on Painful Display at Saban Forum

At a recent Haaretz side session at the  Jewish Federations’ General Assembly, I hosted Peter Beinart for a conversation entitled “Israelis are from Mars, American Jews are from Venus.” A month later, our colorful caption was fully borne out by the 2015 Saban Forum, which highlighted the great gap between large parts of the American Jewish and Democratic establishment and the powers that be in Israel’s ruling coalition.


What New York’s Subway Lines Taught Me About Jewish Identity

When Jonathan Katz’s subway study revealed the ‘F’ to be the most Jewish train, critics accused him of failing to count the more ‘authentic’ Jewish population. What did they mean, exactly?


5 Signs That Benjamin Netanyahu's Split With Israel Security Chiefs Is a Crisis

Escalating disputes between Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s security chiefs point to a collapsing national consensus. J.J. Goldberg calls it an existential battle for the future of the Jewish state.


Ben Carson and the Dollar Bill’s 'Star of David'

Donald Trump wasn’t the only one tossing out some doozies at this week’s Republican Jewish Coalition conference when talking about the tribe. Ben Carson, brain surgeon, also had some head-spinners.


Why Do Activists Connect Israel to Campus Rape? Intersectionality 101

What does fighting sexual assault on American campuses have to do with advocating for Palestinians in the Middle East?

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