Why Religious Policies in Israel Matter to U.S. Gentiles


by Paul R. Pillar In recent weeks, the Israeli government has taken measures that have exacerbated tensions within world Jewry. Each measure has reflected the political power of ultra-Orthodox parties within the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One… Continue Reading  

The Lie at the Heart of the Jewish American Consensus


by Edo Konrad For years, the Jewish American establishment has been able to convince the world, and itself, that it does not directly meddle in internal Israeli affairs — a declaration most commonly used to justify not commenting on the Israeli-Palestinian… Continue Reading  

Greater Israel and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East


by Chas W. Freeman, Jr.  We are here to discuss the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.  Israel has long sought to normalize its relations with Arab states without having to address the status of its captive Arab populations… Continue Reading  

Neocon Tribalism vs. Jewish Universalism

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by Mitchell Plitnick Over the past few years, there has been a good deal of consternation in Israel and in the American Jewish community about the relationship between the two. That concern has grown as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Continue Reading  

The Jewish Community and the Iran Deal


by Jim Lobe The articles I cited in yesterday’s post about Sheldon Adelson and the GOP cover the issue of the Jewish community and the Iran deal better than I can. But a couple of points are worth emphasizing.