J Street U Takes Sharp Aim at Community's 'Hypocrisy' on Israel Occupation

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

J Street U is going off campus with its criticism of the ‘hypocrisy’ of tacit American support for the Israeli occupation. Will youthful idealism push their elders to action?Read More

Did Benjamin Netanyahu and the GOP Just Pull Off a Coup — or Lay an Egg?

By Nathan Guttman

By accepting an invitation from Congress, did Benjamin Netanyahu pull off a coup that will outflank the White House on Iran? Or make an embarrassing gaffe that will cost him dearly?Read More

Has Real Site of Jesus's Trial Been Uncovered in Jerusalem?

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Tradition says Jesus was tried by Pontius Pilate at the foot of the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. Archeologists now believe the drama took place on the site of an Ottoman prison near the Jaffa Gate.Read More

Argentina Jews Reject 'Suicide' of Crusading Terror Prosecutor as Rage Spreads

By Kamilia Lahrichi

Argentina’s Jews are incensed at the death of crusading anti-terror prosecutor Alberto Nisman. They don’t buy the claim he committed suicide — and rage is only growing.Read More

Vaccination Rates Drop at Some Jewish Day Schools — Even as Diseases Spread

By Anthony Weiss

A recent measles outbreak originating at Disneyland that has infected more than 50 people has returned the issue of declining immunization rates to the national headlines.Read More

Two Countries, Two Paths on Torture

By Josh Nathan-Kazis and Nathan Guttman

Israel and the U.S. have both used brutal interrogation practices, as the recent Senate report noted. But one has been more brutal while the other has tortured more.Read More

How Does American Money Influence Israeli Votes?

By Nathan Guttman

How do you influence a vote’s outcome from across the ocean —  legally? As Israel braces for elections, wealthy Americans are finding creative ways to finance their candidates of choice.Read More

Inside the Heads, Hearts and Yarmulkes of Jewish Cops

By Sam Kestenbaum

The #BlackLivesMatter protests against police brutality have won the support of Jewish social justice activists. But how do Jewish cops cope with the conflict on the streets?Read More

Was Terror Compensation Cash Diverted to Orthodox Yeshivas?

By Paul Berger

A scrappy Jewish legal group won millions in compensation for victims of terror attacks. But did much of the cash wind up going to Orthodox yeshivas instead of its court fight?Read More

Presidents Conference Eases Membership Rules After J Street Flap

By Nathan Guttman

The Jewish community’s umbrella organization is about to undergo structural changes following complaints by members that in its current makeup fails to fully represent the community.Read More

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