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Farewell Philologos

For 24 years, Philologos has graced our pages with an erudite, engaging and often surprising column about language. He has decided to leave the Forward.


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Election season is starting again in Israel and just finished in America. J.J. Goldberg explores two countries with different electoral systems but a shared political dysfunction.


Huge Israeli Arms Buy Nobody's Talking About

Israel’s politicians may come and go, but its all-important arms relationship with the U.S. is here to stay. A hugely important and weirdly untalked-about fighter jet purchase proves it.

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