In ‘Defense’ Of Jewish State

Under Israel-friendly Ashton Carter, no major shift expected at Pentagon.

12/09/2014 - 19:00

Washington (JTA) — Ashton Carter has championed the sale to Israel of state-of-the-art combat aircraft, has aligned himself with Iran hawks and was observed becoming misty-eyed when serenaded by Israeli soldiers.

Ashton Carter, right, President Obama’s. JTA

Undiplomatic Talk From Michael Oren

'This administration has a worldview that is not in accord with any Israeli government.'

12/09/2014 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

During his four-year tenure as Israel’s ambassador to the United States, marked by an often-stormy relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama, Michael Oren was the consummate diplomat. He was dignified, thoughtful, articulate, knowledgeable and tactful.

Gary Rosenblatt

Clinton, At Saban Forum, Endorses Obama’s Middle East Policy

Likely presidential contender pushes back against perceived U.S.-Israel tensions.

12/08/2014 - 19:00

Washington — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Obama’s Israel-related positions.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, with Haim Saban. Peter Halmagyi

Caught Between Two Worlds, Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Tensions

12/07/2014 - 19:00

Abu Snan, Israel - Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main street in this mixed Muslim and Druze village in the Galilee region.

Oil Weapon Losing Clout

The price of gasoline dipped under $2 a gallon this week in some Oklahoma filling stations and others are expected to follow.

Plunging global oil prices come at a time when the United States is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's number one oil producer. That's good news for consumers and for those who feel OPEC as exerted undue influence on American foreign policy for too long.

New Elections For The Wrong Reasons

12/02/2014 - 19:00

Now remind us again why Israel is going to hold new elections two years earlier than scheduled?

Media Itself Mixes It Up On Israel Bias

12/02/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Western news media coverage of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict is again coming under scrutiny — this time from the media itself.

Matti Friedman: Decries what he sees as media bias against Israel.

New U.S. Group Warns Israel On ‘Who Is A Jew’

Support of next-gen Jews is at risk over continuing Orthodox monopoly, high-powered coalition suggests.

12/02/2014 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

Few if any American Jewish aspirations for Israel seem as unlikely  — or as important — as achieving religious freedom and equality in the Jewish state.

Gary Rosenblatt

Jewish Groups Blast Nation-State Bill

Opposition fueled by concern about possible fallout.

12/01/2014 - 19:00

Washington — It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate and framing their protests as protecting Jewish interests.

Inside the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School, an Arab-Jewish school that was vandalized last week. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Bill Of Wrongs

The nation-state legislation and the threat to Israel’s democratic values.

12/01/2014 - 19:00
Contributing Editor

The meltdown in Israeli politics continues, with deep divisions over the most controversial bill in recent years. And if you’re confused by the legislation, you’re not alone — in fact, it is the confusion that is making the debate so unproductive.

Nathan Jeffay
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