We’ll leave it to others to debate why the Mideast peace talks went ‘poof,’ in John Kerry’s words. But did you know the word ‘poof’ itself has a Jewish back story?
Israel’s vice prime minister said on Sunday he would welcome direct talks between the United States and Iran if they were aimed at halting what Israel sees as plans by the Islamic Republic to build a nuclear weapon.
There’s no exact translation for ‘freebie’ in Hebrew. Philologos explains how Kentucky Fried Chicken offers a transcontinental linguistic clue.
It’s easy to find reasons to boycott Hamas. But the time has never been more ripe to reach out for a new era of engagement with the rulers of Gaza, writes Nicolas Pelham.
Bibi Netanyahu’s visit to the Obama White House this week gives us an opportunity to watch history unfold. Or unravel. It’s hard to tell. Maybe it’s like that old Palmach song said, Rabotai, ha-historia hozeret (“Folks, history repeats itself”).