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  • November 4, 2013

    November 4, 2013 | 3:04 am The US Headline: Iran: Protesters Swarm Former US Embassy in Tehran To Read: Hussein Ibish thinks that Kerry's trip to Egypt is a step in the right direction- So, some US aid... read on
  • Three Short Notes from Toronto: Kotel, War, Pew

    November 3, 2013 | 9:23 am 1. Kotel I wrote an article last week about the Kotel, and about the empty platform that needs to be filled with Jews, or else… (you can read it here). Since then I have had several... read on
  • November 3, 2013

    November 3, 2013 | 3:14 am The US Headline: Kerry lands in Egypt a day before Mursi trial To Read: Eliot Abrams disapproves of the US changing the rules of its engagement with its allies in the Middle... read on
  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Toldot with Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman

    November 1, 2013 | 7:40 am Our special guest this week is Ruth Balinsky Friedman, Maharat at Ohev Sholom: The National Synagogue in Washington, DC. Maharat Balinsky Friedman graduated from Barnard College in... read on
  • November 1, 2013

    November 1, 2013 | 3:42 am The US Headline: U.S. feels pressure to show progress in peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians To Read: According to Robert Kaplan, the US' Defense elites need to figure... read on
  • So What is Pew’s Verdict: Are Young American Jews Attached to Israel?

    October 31, 2013 | 8:47 am At some point my line of questioning seemed to get on Prof. Steven Cohen’s nerves – and it was my fault, I guess. We will get to that later. But first of all- Cohen’s numbers, the... read on
  • October 31, 2013

    October 31, 2013 | 4:29 am The US Headline: U.S. spying scandal straining ties with Europe To Read: According to Max Fisher, there might be a lesson to learn from AIPAC's recent failure and from (the much... read on
  • The State and Synagogue Exchange, Part 1: Israelis and Israel’s Religious Establishment

    October 30, 2013 | 8:21 am Professor Guy Ben-Porat is a member of the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is a co-author of Israel Since 1980 (2008) and... read on
  • October 30, 2013

    October 30, 2013 | 4:18 am The US Headline: U.S. senators seek to cut Iran's oil sales in half - again To Read: Doyle McManus believes that Obama's new policy shift in the Middle East could cause some... read on
  • Why American Jews are Getting Softer on Iran

    October 29, 2013 | 8:11 am We have to begin with the obvious: the American Jewish Committee's annual survey of American Jewish opinion is not as important this year as in years past. The Pew study of the... read on
  • October 29, 2013

    October 29, 2013 | 4:27 am The US Headline: Kerry Urges Pursuing Diplomacy on Iran’s Nuclear Program To Read: According to FP's Micah Zenko, the US has been showing quite a bit of restraint with its drone... read on
  • The Irony of an Orderly Middle East Policy

    October 28, 2013 | 8:37 am Modesty isn't always a virtue. Thus, when the US plans to have "a more modest strategy" for the Middle East, as the New York Times reported yesterday, the mere shift from - well, we... read on
  • October 28, 2013

    October 28, 2013 | 4:12 am The US Headline: Obama Unaware as U.S. Spied on World Leaders: Officials To Read: Walter Russell Mead thinks that the US' new 'modest plan for the Middle East' which the NYT... read on
  • Israel’s Center Declining, Partisans on the Rise

    October 27, 2013 | 9:27 am We have a simple story for you today – the story told by the recent Israeli polls: The Israeli center is shrinking, losing political power, while the blocs, right, left and even the... read on
  • A Centrist Country? The Polls Paint a Partisan Trend

    October 27, 2013 | 9:19 am Updated: 10.27.2013   Up until a few days ago, Israel was busy for a few weeks with the political races of municipal candidates, races from which we can learn about national... read on

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