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  • What Gingrich told the Des Moines Jewish community?

    January 2, 2012 | 8:21 am I saw Speaker Newt Gingrich six or seven weeks ago in New Hampshire, and I saw him again Sunday morning, January 1st in Des Moines. Back then, he looked fresh and combative, this Sunday... read on
  • Witnessing European menace invading Des Moines

    January 1, 2012 | 7:23 am Three days in Iowa, three more to go, and nine quick comments: 1. Friday morning, drizzle, freezing wind, but 300-400 crazies still show up for a Mitt Romney event. Crazies in a good... read on
  • Craig Hanoch: We all deal with the question of nihilism

    December 31, 2011 | 8:48 am Craig Hanoch lives with his wife and children in Highland Park, where he enjoys woodworking, breadmaking, the occasional kumzitz, and long Shabbos meals with his family and friends. He... read on
  • Itamar Rose - Women’s segregation / Banish darkness

    December 30, 2011 | 12:48 pm
  • The Factor: How Romney leads Obama since 2006

    December 30, 2011 | 9:03 am A project like The Israel Factor has now the benefit of being around for a while. We started the Factor back in 2006, and gone through two midterms (2006, 2010) and one full Presidential... read on
  • Chasing Paul in Iowa, for old times sake

    December 29, 2011 | 12:07 pm On the airplane that is taking me from New York to Iowa for a week of my favorite pastime – watching American politics in action – I’m reminded of a similar visit, four years ago... read on
  • 5 comments on the exclusion of women and the denigration of Haredis

    December 28, 2011 | 1:50 pm 1. It is all too convenient to make the debate about the status of women in Israel’s public arena a debate about Haredi violence and ultra Orthodox intolerance. The protesters... read on
  • Another Israel-South Africa comparison

    December 28, 2011 | 2:45 am How do you square “obvious wrongs with respect for local customs”, asks Eusebius McKaiser of Johannesburg’s Wits University. Apparently: South Africa has a rather schizophrenic approach... read on
  • The Shlomones - The Rocky Hora Chanukah Song

    December 27, 2011 | 3:46 am
  • In search of Judah Maccabi’s grave

    December 27, 2011 | 3:38 am   Last Monday afternoon, just twenty four hours before the start of Hanukkah, and on the road from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, I turned right where the brown signs point to the... read on
  • Israel gave up on the negation of the Diaspora

    December 26, 2011 | 4:01 am Yuli Edelstein,53, was born in the Soviet Union. In 1987 he immigrated to Israel. After arriving, he entered political life. Together with fellow Soviet dissident and current Jewish... read on
  • The overly manly Israel Factor

    December 24, 2011 | 3:02 pm The Forwards’ Jane Eisner gives me “the benefit of the doubt”, but still wants to know why our group of Israel Factor experts includes only men. She has a point – even if I... read on
  • Yael Sternhell

    December 23, 2011 | 9:18 am Yael Sternhell is currently an assistant professor of history and American studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Her fields of expertise are the history of the American South and... read on
  • Yaeli Bloch-Elkon

    December 23, 2011 | 9:11 am Yaeli Bloch-Elkon is a senior lecturer/associate professor of Communication and Political Science at Bar Ilan University, an associate research scholar at the Begin –Sadat Center for... read on
  • Etta Bick

    December 23, 2011 | 8:50 am Dr. Etta Bick is the Chairman of the Department of Middle East Studies/Political Science at the Ariel University Center in Samaria. She teaches courses in comparative and Israeli... read on

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