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Jewish American Exile

Jesse Bogner | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion
Jesse Bogner

How can we ensure the survival of the American Jewish identity? And further, is it important? In my humble opinion, the survival of the Jewish people around the world is nothing short of a miracle.

Two-States: A Moderate Solution to the Israeli-Palestine Conflict

Jesse Bogner | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Jesse Bogner

Despite what American Jews believe, Bibi is a moderate, who only because of his belief he must protect Israel, panicked and banded together with the far right to get elected. The egos of the right and left are blinding us to our commonalities.

A Reality Check For Liberal Israelis

AP | Daniel Estrin | Posted 03.21.2015 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli liberals woke up after national elections with a demoralizing feeling: Most of the country, in a deep and possibly i...

Bibi's First Order of Business: Swallow His Pride

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

AFP Photo/Jack Gue "Dear friends, against all odds we have achieved a great victory for Likud, for the national camp which is headed by Likud, for o...

Bibi Netanyahu Shoots Himself in the Foot

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

As of this writing, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life. Having been at the top of the Israeli political lexicon for the past six years, Netanyahu is trying to make history on Tuesday, March 17.

Israeli Election Turning Into Referendum On Bibi

AP | DAN PERRY | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Deeply divided and foul of mood, Israelis are headed toward what seems like a referendum on their long-serving, silver-tongued prim...

Benjamin Netanyahu Hires Top Defense Attorney For Possible Corruption Case

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.22.2015 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hired a well-known lawyer described in the Israeli press as a "specialist in white-collar crime" to repr...

Women Shaking Up Elections in Israel

Elana Maryles Sztokman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Elana Maryles Sztokman

It's still too soon to know what the final Knesset will look like. But what is for sure is that calls for gender change are echoing everywhere and are getting harder for the male establishment to ignore. Regardless of the final tally, the fact that feminists are having such a presence is nothing short of exciting.

Samantha Lachman

Benjamin Netanyahu's Re-election No Sure Thing In A Volatile Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- Three-term Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the power of incumbency as Israel heads to the polls in mid-March. But politica...

How Buji Beats Bibi

Gil Troy | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Gil Troy

This election is Herzog's big chance. To win, he must run a vigorous, visionary, campaign, emerging as a muscular moderate ready to lead.

Israeli President Criticizes Controversial Jewish Nation-State Bill

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

* Critics say new bill is racist, anti-democratic * President has rocky relationship with PM Netanyahu * Bill coincides ...

The Real Bibi

Jonathan Adelman | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Jonathan Adelman

Bibi is many things, not all positive by any means. But, to demonize so accomplished a man leading a democratic state in a region teeming with radical terrorist and fundamentalist groups is much worse than merely attempting to discredit him by making all these ad hominem attacks.

American-Born Member Of Israeli Parliament On U.S. Speaking Tour

Beth Kissileff | Posted 06.12.2013 | Religion
Beth Kissileff

Though Lipman no longer holds an American passport, he says the values he learned in the U.S., such as "tolerance" and being able to "live at peace even if we disagree," have contributed to who he is today.

Israeli Elections and Foreign Investors

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Efraim Chalamish

As analysts and investors look carefully at the result of recent Israeli elections , they should not get distracted by endless discussions about Middle East politics and military draft. They may want to hone on the government's annual returns. The devil is in the details.

Obama's Victory and the American Social Contract: Lessons for Israel

Carlo Strenger | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Carlo Strenger

We in Israel have no choice but to move towards a social contract of mutual respect and equal rights for all, and we should take America's reelection of President Barack Hussein Obama as an inspiration.

Who Is the Client State?

Stanley Kutler | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Stanley Kutler

Exactly which regime change does Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have in mind -- Iran's or that of the United States, specifically with the ascent of his old/new pal Mitt Romney to the White House?

Israel Debating Iran and Its Own Soul

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Peres' appearance may indicate, that the opponents of an Israeli military strike have become so desperate in their bid to prevent it, that they are ready to go to the last resort and appeal directly to the public.

Palestinian Attitudes Toward Israel

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

A third intifada could have disastrous consequences for all parties involved. Yet it remains unclear if a new uprising would be directed against Palestinian leaders for failing to deliver realistic change and reform or against Israel -- or both.

Ingenious Political Coup Or Insidious Political Scheme

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

By expanding the coalition, Netanyahu has provided himself with the ideal political environment to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians and bridge the social gap domestically.

Israel's Dysfunctional Political System

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Brent E. Sasley

In some ways, it's a bit of a surprise that Israel's political system hasn't collapsed of its own weight. Here are four major issues that weaken the system.

Let's Have An Honest Debate: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Mitchell Cohen

Hard though it may be, I think it is better to struggle constantly between particularism and universalism -- to struggle between the demands of actual, complex situations and circumstances and the horizons or principles that let us project better ones.

The Abandoned Middle Road: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Anita Shapira | Posted 06.25.2012 | Religion
Anita Shapira

Sometimes I feel that I am the last of a vanishing species of people who had deep convictions about taking responsibility for the destiny of the Jews and about mending themselves as part of a universal movement aimed at making the world a better place.

Will Israel Survive?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Being pro-Israel means caring about Israel. It does not mean using it as an excuse for power brokering and suppressing dissident voices.

Who Dares Wins

Samuel M. Katz | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Samuel M. Katz

How many world leaders can say that they have killed terrorist masterminds at point-blank range on a mission inside an enemy's capital? Barak has. How many world leaders have stormed a hijacked aircraft to rescue terrified passengers? Netanyahu has.

Lucas Kavner

The One Forum Iran And Israel Can Play Nice In

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

On Sunday, the films "A Separation" and "Footnote" will compete against one another in the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards. Though th...