Toxic Denial of Climate Change Reality as Planet Hangs in the Balance

The scientific consensus about climate change is bleak — especially when coupled with rising skepticism among the public. With no action in sight, maybe we could try rain dances.

The Times of Israel Launches Arabic Edition

The Times of Israel, a Jerusalem-based online newspaper, has launched an Arabic edition. The Forward asks founding editor David Horovitz what he hopes the site will accomplish in the Arab world.

You Call This Life? West Bank Palestinian workers wait an an Israeli checkpoint near Hebron.

What To Call Occupation After 47 Years?

Jews are divided into two camps: those trying to protect Israel’s good name and those struggling against injustices. After 47 years of occupation, even finding a common language is tough.

Why Climate Change Denial Is Biggest Conservative Lie of All

Conservatives were wrong on slavery, women’s suffrage, segregation and gay rights. But their biggest — and most damaging — lie of all is that climate change is open to question.

Should I Apply for Spanish Citizenship as Sephardic Jew?

When Josh Nathan-Kazis went to Spain to see about claiming citizenship as a Sephardic Jew, he was told he couldn’t. Now, he can. But will he?