How Jewish Reporters in Muslim Countries Conceal Their Identity

By Ron Kampeas

Steven Sotloff’s tragic death earlier this week has raised an old question: should Jewish journalists in Muslim countries hide their identities?Read More

Steven Sotloff's Family and Friends Mourn a 'Modern Jewish Indiana Jones'

By Nathan Guttman

The past few weeks were the hardest for Steven Sotloff’s family and friends, as they lobbied to free the journalist, while keeping his Jewish identity under wraps.Read More

Israel Is Again Demolishing Homes of Palestinian Terror Suspects

By Naomi Zeveloff

It’s a controversial tactic that Israel once disavowed. But punitive home demolitions against Palestinians are back now —  even though they may actually boost anti-Israel sentiment.Read More

Birthright Now Offers Free Trips to Israel — For Israeli Americans

By Nathan Guttman

Why does Birthright — which began 15 years ago as a way to introduce Israel to American Jews — now feel it must offer free Hebrew-language trips to Israeli Americans?Read More

Sprawling Abu Khdeir Family Spreads Deep Roots in Jerusalem — and U.S.

By Naomi Zeveloff

The Abu Khdeirs have deep roots in East Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian family’s American ties that have the Department of State worrying they may be ‘singled out’ for arrest by Israel.Read More

In Chicago, Poles and Jews Come Together for Lodz

By Nathan Guttman

A commemoration in Chicago marking 70 years since the liquidation of the Lodz ghetto offers American Jews and Polish Americans the chance to find common ground.Read More

How Gaza War Puts Hebrew Language on Front Lines

By Gon Ben-Ari

The Gaza war has turned Hebrew into a battleground as ordinary Israelis adopt military euphemisms to describe everything from captured soldiers to the war itself, Gon Ben-Ari writes.Read More

Islamist Rise Could Drive Arab Moderates Closer to Israel

By Uriel Heilman

Between the war in Gaza and gains by Islamic militants, there’s plenty of cause these days for pessimism about the Middle East. But there’s also some good news for Israel.Read More

Henry Waxman Retirement Marks End of Era in Los Angeles Politics

By Anthony Weiss

When Rep. Henry Waxman retires this year, his 46-year career will end. It will also draw the curtain on a generation of Jewish politicians in Los Angeles.Read More

Resignations at Center for Jewish History Stir Speculations About Financial Health

By Paul Berger

Two billionaire philanthropists have resigned as co-chairmen of the Center for Jewish History, raising questions about the organization’s financial health.Read More

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