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  • Romney and Gingrich Stand with Israel

    January 31, 2012 | 5:10 am
  • Must Read, January 31, 2012

    January 31, 2012 | 4:03 am What do Egypt’s Generals Want? In the wake of dramatic changes in Egypt, writes Omar Ashour in Project Syndicate, the new parliament and the military are fighting for political... read on
  • Most Israelis believe in God — Is that a problem?

    January 30, 2012 | 7:55 am The Guttman Center report A Portrait of Israeli Jews is a long and important new study of Israelis’ “beliefs, observance and values.” Its 121 pages contain quite a lot of material... read on
  • Must Read, January 30, 2012

    January 30, 2012 | 4:06 am Syrian Scenarios In an article for Agence Gobal, Lebanese journalist Rami G. Khouri examines some of the ways the current crisis in Syria could play out.  “The most common scenario I... read on
  • ‘Judaism is highly politicized in Israel and highly depoliticized in the diaspora’

    January 29, 2012 | 7:10 am Dr. Leora F. Batnitzky, Chair of the Department of Religion at Princeton University and author of How Judaism Became a Religion: An Introduction to Modern Jewish Thought, discusses the... read on
  • Must Read, January 29, 2012

    January 29, 2012 | 4:26 am The Arab Spring is an opportunity for Israel In an article that appears in the Daily News Egypt, Natalia Simanovsky of Common Ground believes that with the right approach, Israel should... read on
  • Must Read, January 27, 2012

    January 27, 2012 | 2:06 pm Israel’s silence on Iran is deafening John Lyons of The Australian recounts his recent meeting with a senior Israeli defense official, the analysis of state of the Middle East he... read on
  • Will Israel attack Iran and other questions

    January 26, 2012 | 7:50 am My friend Ronen Bergman has just written a long and detailed article for the New York Times Magazine about the question that is on everyone’s minds: Will Israel attack Iran? Bergman... read on
  • Must Read, January 26, 2012

    January 26, 2012 | 3:17 am Iran won’t move toward nuclear weapon in 2012: ISIS report Reuters obtains a copy of a draft report by the Institute for Science and International Security, which claims the specter of... read on
  • Kenneth Wald: Republican Jewish Floridians pretty much committed to Romney

    January 25, 2012 | 6:31 am Kenneth D. Wald, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, discusses the Jewish vote in Florida – their political differences to the rest of U.S.... read on
  • Must Read, January 25, 2012

    January 25, 2012 | 3:27 am Iran: Downplayed in President Obama’s State of the Union Speech James Phillips of the conservative Heritage Foundation claims the amount of time Obama spent discussing Iran in his... read on
  • Live blogging: President Obama’s State of the Union addess

    January 24, 2012 | 4:56 pm Follow my live updates via twitter for the latest on the state of the union address tonight (and if you can't see it here, just follow me on Twitter): new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2,... read on
  • Do Americans Want a ‘Firm Stand’ or to ‘Avoid War’ on Iran?

    January 24, 2012 | 8:42 am Two days ago, I demonstrated how the framing of questions on the right policy vis-à-vis Iran changes the answers given by the American public (see: Is Nuclear Iran a ‘Weak Spot’ for... read on
  • Must Read, January 24, 2012

    January 24, 2012 | 3:13 am Foreign Policy and Obama’s State of the Union Address On the morn of the president’s State of the Union speech, James M. Lindsay of Foreign Affairs takes a look at Obama’s success and... read on
  • The most interesting question about the Florida Jewish vote

    January 23, 2012 | 12:19 pm It is much too early to discuss the impact Jewish voters might have on the 2012 election. The number of Jewish voters is small, and its significance will depend on how close the vote... read on

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