Pittsburgh and Poway were an abstract horror for me until last week, when the arson wave hit my own Chicago synagogue. U.S. Jews now join Europe's Jews in facing ongoing anti-Semitic violence against us and our sanctuaries
The Women’s March anti-Semitism saga exposes the profound failure of identity politics and inclusion. We're told we must 'work through' the pain of overt anti-Semitism, that we boost white supremacy and that we're Zionist genocidaires
The nation-state law is a sickening rejection of equality for all of Israel's citizens. But an inclusive Israel is as much part of Zionist thought as this nationalist exclusivism. Who will champion that alternative vision now?
Opinion Why Israelis and Palestinians Increasingly Think War, Not Two States, Will Solve Their Conflict
A poll shows Israeli and Palestinian support for a two state solution falling below 50% for the first time since Oslo. Rising numbers support ‘armed resistance’ or a ‘definitive war’. What to do when the people don’t want what the peace industry is pushing?
How Tony Klug fell into the ethical abyss: Since when does hating Israel's policies excuse hating all Israelis – or all Jews?
Opinion If You Can't Say Israeli Settlers Are Civilians Too, You're Propping Up Apologists for Terror
To those activists on the left and for Palestinian human rights who deny West Bank settlers can be terror victims: 'Thou shalt not kill' isn't conditional
How does a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn end up blowing off the legs of the PLO mayor of Nablus?
For David Friedman and America's modern Orthodox community, deep connections to Israel's West Bank settlements have become increasingly institutionalized and routine | Opinion
Diaspora Jewish teens' radical dissociation from Israel is not about the settlements or the occupation. They're ashamed to be associated with Zionism.
The tempo of mutual delegitimization between Israel's political extremes is accelerating. Are we nearing the point where left and right can no longer co-exist?
Israelis and Palestinians are fighting a war of post-modern political fictions, where truth has been mortgaged to collective mobilization.
A culture of conformity, submission and resignation is preventing some Brits from wearing their Judaism proudly.
Not least during election season, Israel’s left, center and right all have strong reasons to exploit the debate about whether a third intifada between Israel and the Palestinians is already here – but for very different ends.
Where are the liberal values and transparency in the U.S. Jewish world when a secret ballot means those organizations voting against J Street’s inclusion escaped publicly justifying their decision?
We need to escape the 'Pollard logic' which equates American Jewish Zionism with defending Israel at any cost - with the true traitors being those that criticize Israel.
Despite the Netanyahu government's jockeying for position before Kerry's plan is unveiled, the idea that Jewish settlers could remain in a Palestinian state shouldn't be rejected out of hand.
Naftali Bennett's PR blitz of New York and Washington last week invoked the liberal values and language close to the hearts of American Jews - welcome to the settler movement's newest strategy.
The New York Times brought the one-state debate into the mainstream by publishing Ian Lustick’s controversial one-state op-ed - but the actual protagonists of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict aren’t really engaging.
Could an idea long associated with Israel's right - annexation of the West Bank's Area C - be reclaimed by liberal Zionists as a creative alternative if the peace talks fail?
There's a far more benign reception in wider society for Jews who decide to 'return' to their faith than that experienced by newly-religious Muslim. But both face hostility from secular liberals.
Hass' failure to recognize the other as a human being does not dignify the Palestinian resistance, while it undermines the settlers' exact same obligation to basic human rights of freedom from death and injury towards the Palestinians.
Menachem Froman was neither a liberal, a democrat, nor a supporter of the aims and value of the secular peace camp. But with that camp’s failure to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and with the critical threat pose by religious extremists on both sides, perhaps it is indeed time to co-opt religious dialogue into future peace negotiations.
The idea that settlement numbers have passed a 'red line' and their existence is irreversible is becoming more mainstream. But Israel should beware of being carried away by such self-fulfilling prophecies.
Did immigrants from the U.S. and other English-speaking countries 'save Israel from itself' by voting for Yair Lapid, Israel's Barack Obama, in an attempt to resurrect ideological moderation in Israel? It appears that Anglos felt drawn to participating in creating a new space for centrism - which may well still be a false dawn.
While Naftali Bennett reignited the debate on resisting orders, will Israel's election confront the country’s widespread and entrenched disdain for the rule of law that dates back to the state's founding?
Moshe Feiglin is the face of Israel's new mainstream, ultra-nationalist movement. His muses range from Meir Kahane to Martin Luther King Jr, and his co-option of American liberalism and Israeli democracy is precisely where his danger lies.
Although Israel's latest war ended several weeks ago, the battle for the conscience of the American Jewish community has only just begun.