Hoping To Stabilize His Cabinet, Benjamin Netanyahu Destabilizes Israeli Democracy

Bibi’s naming of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister brings the long-simmering tensions between Israel’s military and civilian leaderships to a boil, J.J. Goldberg writes.


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Feeling the Bern — Let That Be a Lesson to Democrats!

The dustup over Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a very tough reminder that the Democratic Party had better get used to moving to the left, Ari Paul argues.


It’s Time Orthodox Jews Speak Out Against Shomrim Patrol

A young gay black man who got beat up in Williamsburg is probably wondering why the Hasidic Shomrim will apparently not be serving time in jail — but Orthodox Jews know why, Michael Lesher argues.


If Bernie Sanders Has an Actual Plan for Israel and the Palestinians, He’d Better Say So Now

Bernie Sanders hasn’t provided any long-term strategy for securing a two-state solution, Jane Eisner writes. That’s not just bad for Israelis and Palestinians — it’s bad for Sanders himself.


Actually, Avigdor Lieberman Is Just What Israel Needs Right Now

Avigdor Lieberman — arguably the biggest loudmouth in Israel — is also a reasonable politician, Gregg Roman writes.

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