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  • Ethnic tensions between Israeli Jews fuel Netanyahu victory

    Israel's visceral election campaign has exposed a rift that many here thought had long subsided — the deep-seated schism between Jews of European and Middle Eastern descent.
  • There can be no democratic Jewish state unless there is a Palestinian state

    There can be no democratic Jewish state unless there is a Palestinian state
    Eleven years ago, I carried my infant daughter into a synagogue basement and plunged her tiny body, head to toe, underwater. She emerged sputtering and coughing, then wailing, and the procedure, immersion in a Jewish ritual bath called mikvah, felt...

    Israel Premier Benjamin Netanyahu may be on his way out

    In 1996, a canny and polished politician named Benjamin Netanyahu stormed onto the electoral scene and became Israel's youngest prime minister. An articulate and commanding presence, fluent in English, twice wounded in combat, he became a political...

    For its survival, Israel must abandon the one-state option

    For its survival, Israel must abandon the one-state option
    Let's start with a matter of life and death. If there are not two states, there will be one. If there is one, it will be Arab. If Arab it is, there is no telling the fate of our children and theirs. One Arab state from Jordan to the Mediterranean. Not a...

    Lone soldiers in the Holy Land

    While many around the world are shocked to witness increasing numbers of radicalized young people running off to join the brutal would-be caliphate of Islamic State, little attention is paid to their more pacific and principled counterparts who leave...