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Birthright: Did I Have Sex With You in Israel?

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Ari and Emma reminisce on just how bizarre a program Birthright is, and just how much sex they had while they were there.

The (Possibly) Shifting U.S.-Israel Relationship

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

Whatever the case, with a re-elected President Obama who no longer has to obey AIPAC's every beck and call, don't be surprised if the U.S. is less warm towards Israel in the next four years than it was in the last four.

Boycott, Divestment And Sanctions Put Allies At Odds

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Jeremy Ben-Ami

I understand that frustration is rising over diplomatic stagnation, and I know that advocates for peace are attracted to tactics like BDS that create the impression of action. But, to date, pursuit of these tactics has promoted little more than debate and division.

Which Republican Presidential Candidate Is Best for Israel?

Dovid Efune | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Dovid Efune

Many politicians with divergent views on sticky Israeli issues have attempted to redefine what it means to be pro-Israel by formulating their own definitions on what is in Israel's best interests.

American Midterm Candidates Pandered for Pro-Israel Money and Votes

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Israel and the United States are not one country. Being pro-Israel should not wield so much power that it becomes a principal issue in American elections.

Confessions of a Pro-Israel Obama Supporter

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Obama's no Haman. He's made it clear from the outset that he'd like to be a force in bringing about the two-state solution for Israel to remain a Jewish democracy for longer than a few years.

Feeding the Golem--My Jewish Friends Are Addicted to Anger and Fear Too

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Gellman

In a recent article, I wondered out loud why most of people say they want to be happy and yet spend an ever-increasing amount of time and energy readi...

Is Israel's New Ambassador Trying To Squelch J Street?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Israel's ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, is boycotting J Street's -- the new pro-Israel PAC -- first annual conference. Incredibly, he says it could "impair Israeli interests."

Depressed About Israel? Don't Be. It's A Thousand Times Better Than Its Appalling Government

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

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

Israel - Gaza Protest Photos

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Shapiro

After 18 days of bloodshed, more than 1,000 people have died as a result of the war between Israel and Gaza. Talk of a 10-day ceasefire is in the work...

Jeffrey Goldberg on Emanuel: "Israeli Running the White House"

Richard Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Silverstein

Should American Jews feel more comfortable that Rahm Emanuel is "essentially an Israeli" and will therefore do Israel's bidding in the White House? This... doesn't make me more comfortable.

Does Emanuel Appointment Signal Obama Pro-Israel Tilt?

Richard Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Silverstein

Dick Cheney was able to perpetrate his outrages due to a president who had no sense of political self. That isn't the case with Obama. No one is going to take this man for a ride, political or otherwise.