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Obama's Secret Iran Strategy
February  Behind Obama's Foreign Policy

Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy

The president has long been criticized for his lack of strategic vision. But what if a strategy, centered on Iran, has been in place from the start and consistently followed to this day?

What Do Palestinians Want?
November  Palestinian Public Opinion

What Do Palestinians Want?

It’s time to take a close look at an often ignored subject: what ordinary Palestinians think about Israel, Jews, and terrorist attacks on civilians.

Everybody Loves Israel
November  

Everybody Loves Israel

Formerly neutral or hostile countries from across the world, including Saudi Arabia and China, are now eagerly courting the Jewish state. What’s going on?

Israel's Demographic Miracle
May  The Changing Face of Israeli Society

Israel’s Demographic Miracle

Birthrates are falling across the world, especially in developed nations—except in one. How did mainstream, middle-class Israelis start having children again, and what does it mean?

The Forgotten Truth about the Balfour Declaration
June  The 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

The Forgotten Truth about the Balfour Declaration

For 100 years the British statement, which inaugurated Zionism’s legitimation in the eyes of the world, has been seen as the isolated act of a single nation. The truth is much different.

Anti-Semitism Goes to School
May  The Situation on Campus

Anti-Semitism Goes to School

Anti-Semitism on American college campuses is rising—and worsening. Where does it come from, and can it be stopped?

Was There an Exodus?
March  

Was There an Exodus?

Many are sure that one of Judaism’s central events never happened. Evidence, some published here for the first time, suggests otherwise.

Who Saved Israel in 1947?
November  

Who Saved Israel in 1947?

The usual answer is Truman—but it could just as easily be Stalin. In fact, thanks to Zionist diplomacy, it was both; and therein lies a lesson for the Jewish state today.

Mizrahi Nation
June  Mizrahi Nation

Mizrahi Nation

Long shut out of the country’s story, Middle Eastern Jews now make up half of Israel’s population, influencing its culture in surprising ways. Who are they?

The Return of Bernard Lewis
June  The Return of Bernard Lewis

The Return of Bernard Lewis

Forty years ago, nobody foresaw the rise of radical Islam—except for the preeminent historian who both predicted and explained it, and much else besides. 

The Jews Will Have to Wait
October  The Little-Known Birth of American Middle East Policy

The Jews Will Have to Wait

In 1942 a band of Algerian Jews risked all to help the Allies invade North Africa. Then Washington betrayed them. Thus was born modern American Middle East policy.

That Holocaust Feeling
March  The Future of Holocaust Art

That Holocaust Feeling

The Oscar-winning new film Son of Saul drops us into the heart of Auschwitz. What’s the point?