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  • Israel’s Haredi vs. Conservative/Reform populations, part II

    February 26, 2012 | 1:02 pm Last week I discovered that according to unpublished numbers from the Guttman Center study on Israeli religiosity, the percentage of Israelis identifying themselves as “Reform” or... read on
  • February 26, 2012

    February 26, 2012 | 6:02 am What Happens After Israel Attacks Iran For all their warnings about a strike on Iran, Israel’s leaders have been remarkably quiet about the longer-term fallout, writes Ehud Eiran in... read on
  • ‘Research shows no link between political views and emotional ties to Israel’

    February 24, 2012 | 10:18 am Theodore Sasson of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University discusses his study on the attachment of American Jews to Israel. I will start with the most... read on
  • February 24, 2012

    February 24, 2012 | 5:01 am AIPAC and the Push Toward War Robert Wright of The Atlantic looks at the pro-Israel lobby’s support for a new resolution on Iran’s enrichment activity. The key is in the way the... read on
  • Can you believe it? Israel has more Conservative and Reform Jews than Haredis

    February 23, 2012 | 1:26 pm Eight percent of Israeli Jews define themselves as Conservative or Reform Jews compared to just seven percent of Israelis who define themselves as “Haredi” (ultra-Orthodox). Amazing? I... read on
  • February 23, 2012

    February 23, 2012 | 4:56 am Hamas Comes in from the Cold The world must respond positively to apparent signs that Hamas is moderating its position, writes Michael Bröning for Project Syndicate. For the West,... read on
  • This week’s indications that war with Iran is very close/very far off

    February 22, 2012 | 9:18 am Closer than ever: Yet another attempt at letting diplomacy work has failed. If the IAEA can’t find a way to convince the Iranians to cooperate, if engaging Iran in a “constructive... read on
  • February 22, 2012

    February 22, 2012 | 2:21 am How to Talk Down Tehran’s Nuclear Ambitions Richard Haass and Michael Levi in the Wall Street Journal outline how best to maximize Iran’s recent readiness to engage in negotiations over... read on
  • Factor: Why is Romney better than Obama?

    February 21, 2012 | 7:53 am For quite some time now, our Israel Factor panel has seemed to believe that of all the GOP candidates Mitt Romney is the best as far as Israel is concerned, and that in a race between... read on
  • February 21, 2012

    February 21, 2012 | 2:08 am Israelis fear homefront vulnerable to Iran attacks As talk grows of an Israeli strike on Iran, so do Israeli concerns about reprisal missile strikes on its civilian population, writes... read on
  • ‘Israeli lawmakers should care about the agenda of the American Jewish community’

    February 20, 2012 | 11:43 am Kadima MK Ronit Tirosh, the chair of a new Knesset caucus on the relationship between Israel and American Jewry, discusses the ties between the two communities. Why is it important to... read on
  • February 20, 2012

    February 20, 2012 | 4:34 am Iran Raid Seen as Huge Task for Israeli Jets Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times ponders whether Israel is really capable of carrying out a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.... read on
  • Answering my readers: Conservatism, Orthodoxy, Lieberman, Rudoren

    February 19, 2012 | 7:48 am This occasional feature is just a way for me to respond to what other people write about my work. 1. Sara Wildman interviewed me in an article about the leftie webzine +972. My quote... read on
  • February 19, 2012

    February 19, 2012 | 2:11 am A long march The Economist takes a critical look at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Arab world, as evolve from outlawed extremists to moderate rulers. …the Egyptian... read on
  • February 17, 2012

    February 17, 2012 | 4:37 am Autocrats vs. Despots Steve Coll of the New Yorker asks why the Arab League member states are really so interested in intervention in Syria. In the case of Syria, the League’s... read on

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