The Big Con, In Israel and in America

by Henry Siegman There could not have been a more dishonest and carefully weasel-worded a statement than the one issued by the American Jewish Committee and endorsed by AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby, expressing outrage over the merger of the Israeli… Continue Reading  

How to Stop Kahanists from Taking Over Israel

by Raluca Ganea Reality is often too complex to draw clear lines between cause and effect. But occasionally, a single act by a single person changes the course of history. Twenty-five years ago, on February 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein massacred 29… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu Reaches for the Extreme

by Paul R. Pillar The direct, and still extreme, descendant of a U.S.-listed foreign terrorist organization is in position to become part of the next ruling coalition of Israel, and it has been put in that position at the urging… Continue Reading  

Will the Times Also Start Noting the Violent Pasts of Israeli Contributors?

by Lisa Goldman On Sunday the New York Times published an op-ed by Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader who has been in an Israeli jail since 2002. In his article, Barghouti explains that over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have decided to launch a hunger strike… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Win Poses a Challenge We Must Respond To

by Natasha Roth On the eve of the U.S. presidential elections I stood opposite an alcove in Kraków’s High Synagogue, gazing into an empty socket in which a Torah scroll once stood. The synagogue — named for the fact that… Continue Reading