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 | 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
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 | 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
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 | 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
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 | 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
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 | 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
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 | 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 | 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
February 16, 2012 | 9:18 am
It is really very early in the 2012 game: We don’t yet know who’s going to be the Republican nominee, we don’t know who’s more likely to win between President Obama and the GOP... read on
February 16, 2012 | 9:10 am
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be leaving office next year – please grade the following candidates to replace her in an Obama administration (all were mentioned in... read on