A bill passed by the Knesset weakens the chief rabbinate’s grip on marriage registration; it was thought politically impossible only a year ago—and the reforms are just beginning.
A Quiet Revolution
A U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Would Help Russia, Iran, and Islamic State
Despite the president’s declaration last year that American troops would soon begin leaving Syria, about 1,000 remain. Charles Lister argues that their presence in the country serves vital U.S. interests:
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