American-Israeli Affairs

These days, many say no—but a functioning Jewish People’s Council would prove them wrong. And that’s reason enough to support it.

July 16 2018 1:15AM

Long-festering strains between the world’s two largest communities jeopardize the prospects of a shared Jewish future. Here’s a way forward.

July 9 2018 12:01AM

It could secure the Zionist project by helping to sell Israelis on a peace deal with the Palestinians, and it could help to cement Israel’s long-term relationship with America.

Feb. 26 2018 12:35AM

Israel’s independence has indeed eroded, and it must work to regain its freedom of maneuver. A defense treaty is the last thing it should want.

Feb. 22 2018 12:01AM

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

By leveraging its remarkable achievements in the fields most relevant to future conflicts, Israel can transition from dependence on the U.S. to partnership.

Feb. 12 2018 12:01AM

Cracks are increasingly discernible in the famous “special relationship.” Can they be repaired? If not, could Israel’s national security survive the loss of American military aid?

Feb. 5 2018 12:01AM

Israeli products made in the West Bank are Israeli products.

Eugene Kontorovich
July 25 2017 12:01AM

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

From some of its founding ideas to some of its most thoughtful and essential institutions, American Jews have given the Jewish state much to be proud of.

May 30 2017 12:01AM

After the fall of the Soviet Union, progressives began to picture the U.S.-Israel relationship as the embodiment not of enduring American values but of bad old “hegemonic” habits.

May 23 2017 12:56AM

American Jews, following American liberalism, have abandoned belief in the nation-state, non-voluntary communities, and religion in the public square.

May 18 2017 12:01AM

Growing numbers of American Jews care about Israel only to the extent that Israel validates their own self-image. Israelis feel much the same way about them.

May 15 2017 12:01AM

It’s not about what Israel does. It’s about what, to their minds, Israel is.

May 8 2017 12:01AM