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The Story of Obama's Ransom Payment to Iran Gets Worse

The Story of Obama's Ransom Payment to Iran Gets Worse

America paid Iran $1.7 billion in cash—funds that by law were not to be released unless and until Iran paid what it owed to American victims of its terrorism.

Nov. 1 2016 12:01AM
The Unusual Relationship Between Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

The Unusual Relationship Between Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

As a powerful new exhibit shows, the 16th president felt a close connection to the Jewish people. Why?

April 1 2015 12:01AM
Did FDR Really Abandon the Jews of Europe?

Did FDR Really Abandon the Jews of Europe?

He did. A recent book is a damning polemic against him and also against America’s most politically connected Jewish leader. Yet it’s hard to imagine things ending differently.

March 3 2020 12:01AM
Missing Charles Krauthammer

Missing Charles Krauthammer

A posthumous collection edited by his son Daniel clarifies the great columnist’s legacy to American, and to Jewish, discourse.

April 17 2019 12:01AM
How Lev Tolstoy Became Leo Tolstoy

How Lev Tolstoy Became Leo Tolstoy

Why do we Anglicize some names and not others?

March 11 2015 12:01AM
From Africa to China, How Israel Helps Quench the Developing World's Thirst

From Africa to China, How Israel Helps Quench the Developing World's Thirst

The untold story of Israeli hydrodiplomacy, from the 1950s until now.

Sept. 9 2015 12:01AM
Israel and Japan Are Finally Becoming Friends. Why?

Israel and Japan Are Finally Becoming Friends. Why?

After decades of wariness, the two nations are being drawn together by common interests and shared fears.

Aug. 6 2015 12:01AM
"We Have Not Yet Appointed a Hebrew"

"We Have Not Yet Appointed a Hebrew"

A leading historian of American Judaism discusses Abraham Lincoln’s fascination with the Jews—and Jews’ fascination with Lincoln.

July 7 2016 12:01AM
What's Wrong with "Fiddler on the Roof"

What's Wrong with "Fiddler on the Roof"

Fifty years on, no work by or about Jews has won American hearts so thoroughly. So what’s my problem?

June 18 2014 6:00PM
The Latest "Breaking the Silence" Report Isn't Journalism. It's Propaganda.

The Latest "Breaking the Silence" Report Isn't Journalism. It's Propaganda.

The Israeli NGO won international attention last week for claiming to expose IDF malfeasance in Gaza. It exposed something else.

May 14 2015 12:01AM
What Iran Is Really Up To

What Iran Is Really Up To

Desperate to preserve the nuclear deal, Iran with the help of its Western friends is creating just enough turmoil to make America, and not it, appear eager for war.

June 24 2019 12:01AM
The Balfour Declaration and the Jewish Threat that Made Britain Honor It

The Balfour Declaration and the Jewish Threat that Made Britain Honor It

How Zionist leaders held Britain to its promise of a Jewish national home.

Oct. 31 2019 12:01AM
"A Lot of People Want Malmö to Fail, Just as They Want Salahuddin and Me to Hate Each Other"

"A Lot of People Want Malmö to Fail, Just as They Want Salahuddin and Me to Hate Each Other"

A visit with an imam and a rabbi who together are attempting the impossible in Sweden’s most notoriously anti-Semitic city.

Jan. 21 2020 12:01AM