A Television Show That Tackles Religion with Subtlety

Now concluding its first season, The Path is focused on the fictitious “Myerists,” followers of a cultish religious movement that combines New-Age spirituality, traditional Christianity, and perhaps a dash of Kabbalah. The series, writes Armin Rosen, is atypical in the seriousness with which it treats religiosity:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Kabbalah, Religion, Television

Now Is the Time for the Gulf States to Make Peace with Israel

Aug. 11 2020

In the event that Joe Biden wins the upcoming presidential elections, there is a good chance that the U.S. will revert to the Obama-era policy of realignment with Iran, and to distancing itself from traditional Middle Eastern allies like Saudi Arabia. Richard Goldberg argues that Riyadh, along with the United Arab Emirates, can buy itself some security by establishing official relations with Jerusalem:

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More about: Iran, Israel diplomacy, Israel-Arab relations, Joseph Biden, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy, United Arab Emirates