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Ron Dermer Is Benjamin Netanyahu's Man in Washington — for Better and Worse

By Nathan Guttman

When Ron Dermer became Israel’s ambassador to the U.S., he vowed to leave his Republican leanings at the door. Don’t ask the White House what it thinks of that claim now.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Stuns Israel Backers by Embracing Republicans on Iran

By Nathan Guttman

Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to embrace the Republican Congress on Iran appears to have backfired spectacularly. Will it undo years of building bipartisan support for Israel?Read More


David Landau, Provocative Israeli Editor, Dies at 67

By Jonathan Cummings

David Landau, who has died at the age of 67, was one of Israel’s leading journalists. He was also as trenchant and provocative as he was charismatic and personable.Read More


Is Controversial Circumcision Ritual Dangerous?

By Paul Berger

Is a controversial circumcision rite dangerous? New York City believes 17 infants have been infected because of metzizah b’peh — but not everyone agrees.Read More


Polish Jews Protest Monument to Righteous Gentiles in Warsaw Ghetto

By Rukhl Schaechter

Plans to erect a monument to Righteous Gentiles next to the newly dedicated Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews is evoking a growing anger – not only in Poland, but abroad as well.Read More


Can Ayelet Shaked Sell (Secular) Israel on the Far Right?

By Naomi Zeveloff

Ayelet Shaked is a young Tel Aviv mother of two. She’s also a secular star of Israel’s far right Jewish Home party, which is rising fast in the polls.Read More


Michael Oren Lashes Out at Netanyahu — Now That They're Political Rivals

By Nathan Guttman

Michael Oren, once a close Netanyahu ally, has lashed out at the premier over his planned speech to Congress. Is Oren motivated by genuine concern —  or political maneuvering?Read More


Congress Seeks To Force White House Hand on Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

By Nathan Guttman

The Republican Congress wants to force President Obama to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Why are most Jewish groups pointedly lukewarm about the new effort?Read More


Genesis Prize Spills $1M Cash to Michael Douglas as CEO Quietly Departs

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The Genesis Prize has given away $1 million apiece to guys named Michael. Yet the impact of the big-bucks prize remains elusive — and the foundation’s CEO has quietly left.Read More


Sheldon Silver's Fall Signals End of a (Jewish) Era in New York Politics

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

New York’s most powerful powerbroker has fallen. Sheldon Silver is facing corruption charges — and Josh Nathan-Kazis explains why it marks the end of an era for Jews.Read More


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