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Revealing Israel's Nuclear Secrets

By Michael Karpin

A little noticed 1987 report, declassified in February, has suddenly made explicit Israel’s nuclear program. Michael Karpin unpacks its implications.Read More


Making Day School Work for Working Parents

By Tamar Snyder

For the increasing number of dual-income working parents, the hours and demands of Jewish Day School is a challenge, writes Tamar Snyder. But she has an idea about how to change that.Read More


A Value Divide

By Michael Barnett

The challenge confronting American Jews is much deeper and more painful than how to deal with Netanyahu, writes Michael Barnett. It’s how to contend with Israelis.Read More


The Value of Shutting Up and Listening

By Elissa Strauss

We live at a time that does not value teachers as bearers of special knowledge, writes Elissa Strauss. But we need to recapture that quality if we ever hope to connect with Jewish learning.Read More


Why Did Benjamin Netanyahu Win? He's Been Good for Israelis.

By David Rosenberg

How did Benjamin Netanyahu win? It’s no mystery — he’s presided over a period of unprecedented prosperity and (for the most part) peace for Israelis, writes David Rosenberg.Read More


We Might Have Lost — But We Were Right About Bibi

By Jay Michaelson

The left lost the Israeli elections. But Jay Michaelson thinks it can take away one important gift: Benjamin Netanyahu finally revealed himself and his ugly ideology.Read More


What Benjamin Netanyahu Sacrificed for Election Victory

By J.J. Goldberg

Benjamin Netanyahu has won and won convincingly. But J.J. Goldberg writes that he burned so many bridges that he won’t be able to govern easily —  or stave off global isolation.Read More


Election Spotlights Israel's Broken Electoral System

By Sergio Della Pergola

With the preliminary results of Israel’s election now in, Sergio Della Pergola wants to take a look at what seems like a broken, unrepresentative electoral system.Read More


Don't Believe the Hype — Bibi Is Still in Driver's Seat

By Steven Klein

A wave of euphoria is spreading in Israeli liberal circles as polls show Benjamin Netanyahu trailing. But Steven Klein says solid support for the right wing bloc means Bibi still has a big edge.Read More


Voting Out Israel's 1%

By Michael Karpin

As Israelis head to the polls, liberals are anxious about the entrenched settler population whose existence this election will not change. But Michael Karpin has reason for optimism.Read More


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