Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the chairman of the Tikvah Fund.

The Genial, Jewish Joseph Lieberman

A practicing Orthodox Jew, the late senator lived his faith; no political triumph ever seemed to dent his graciousness.

March 29 2024 12:01AM

The Best Books of 2023, Part I

Featuring prime ministers, kidnappings, popes, silences, exiled shadows, portraits, intellectual origins, the best minds, and more.

Dec. 20 2023 12:01AM

What Kissinger Really Thought

Interviews with Norman Podhoretz and Elliott Abrams recreate the foreign-policy debates of the cold war, and illuminate Kissinger’s attitudes toward Israel and the Jewish people.

Dec. 6 2023 12:01AM

Podcast: Elliott Abrams on American Jews and the New Israeli Government

The veteran Israel observer and foreign-policy expert joins the podcast to talk about why many American Jews are speaking so apocalyptically about Israel’s new governing coalition.

Jan. 20 2023 12:01AM

The Best Books of 2022, Chosen by Mosaic Authors

Featuring wars, peacemakers, two cultures, pogroms, plays, four ages, wild problems, caves, magic, letters, American conservatives, liberal parents, radical children, and more.

Dec. 19 2022 12:01AM

Watch the Recording of Our Event on Israel’s Place Between the U.S. and China

A China expert, a veteran American diplomat, and a retired Israeli general walk into a Zoom to talk about Israel and where it fits into a new cold war.

Oct. 6 2022 12:01AM

The Best Books of 2021, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part I)

Five of our writers pick several favorites each, featuring a duke’s children, Jewish treasures, zealots and emancipators, revolts, dual allegiances, spies, and more.

Dec. 14 2021 12:25AM

What Can Be Done Politically to Weaken Hamas

Palestinians deserve a chance to elect a decent government without corruption or terror. Political reform can make Gaza better, and Israel more secure. Here’s how it could happen.

June 14 2021 12:02AM

The Best Books of 2019, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part I)

Seven of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring sieges, spies, cultural revolutions, family papers, useful enemies, new fields of inquiry, and more.

Dec. 18 2019 12:01AM

Middle East Strategy? What Middle East Strategy?

To Michael Doran, the administration’s many statements and actions concerning the Middle East reflect a “coherent vision.” If true—which is doubtful—it’s the wrong vision.

Jan. 14 2019 12:01AM

The Best Books of 2018, Chosen by Mosaic Authors

Letters, antidotes, eternal lives, outcasts, secret worlds, pogroms, and more.

Dec. 12 2018 12:01AM

Who Speaks for American Jews Now?

Major Jewish organizations often represent no one but their own major donors. But would elected representatives offer an improvement?

July 19 2018 12:01AM

Some Key Founders of the International Human Rights Movement Were Also Zionists

Like Zionism, the global human rights movement was the product of Jews motivated by the need to find a refuge for their beleaguered people.

May 2 2018 12:01AM

How to Ensure the Future of the U.S.–Israel Relationship

Is a defense treaty a good idea, and would it increase or decrease popular American support for the Jewish state?

Feb. 19 2018 12:01AM

Best Books of the Year, as Selected by Mosaic Authors

Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.

Dec. 27 2017 12:01AM

Between American Jews and Israel: Are Pressure Tactics Fair Game? An Exchange

Daniel Gordis and Elliott Abrams debate the proper response to the Israeli government’s recent decisions on prayer at the Western Wall and conversion to Judaism.

July 24 2017 12:01AM

Thinking about Suspending Support for Israel Over the Western Wall and Conversion Disputes? Think Again.

Furious and extreme proposals in response to two Israeli government decisions are ill-reasoned and immature.

July 13 2017 12:41AM

The Need to Change Palestinian Political Culture

Absent a change in Palestinian attitudes, a deal creating a Palestinian state will lead only to revanchism and more violence.

April 24 2017 12:01AM

American Jewry Will No Longer Be the Center of the Jewish World

In the 20th century the American Jewish community was the world’s largest and strongest, and helped establish and protect the Jewish state. The 21st century will be different.

April 26 2016 12:01AM

If American Jews and Israel Are Drifting Apart, What's the Reason?

The conventional wisdom says the problem is Israel. It’s wrong.

April 4 2016 12:01AM

The Peace Process Is Defunct—but Israel Mustn't Appear to Be Giving Up on It

Israel’s allies won’t support an out-and-out renunciation of the two-state solution.

Sept. 8 2015 12:01AM

What the President Thinks He's Doing

The ideological roots of his disastrous Iran strategy.

Feb. 9 2015 12:01AM

Keeping the Status Quo, and Improving It

Trapped between certain chaos in the West Bank if it withdraws and loss of international legitimacy if it doesn’t, can Israel still act affirmatively? Can we?

Sept. 21 2014 6:04PM

What Now for Israel?

Common enemies and shared interests have aligned the Saudis, the Egyptians, and other Arabs with the Jewish state. That’s the good news.

Sept. 1 2014 11:00PM

Two Words

It's time for American Jews to say thank-you to evangelicals—and to act accordingly.

Oct. 13 2013 10:05PM