is JTA's former associate editor.
March 13, 2013 2:39pm
In the run-up to President Obama’s trip to Israel next week — the least-anticipated Israel trip by an American president that Thomas Friedman can remember (!) — there’s been much hand-wringing (again) over whether we are witnessing the death throes of Israeli-Palestinian peace. This is a perennial exercise, its last iteration appearing as recently as…
March 6, 2013 7:25pm
To a certain subclass of young American males, today is an anniversary on par with 4/20, 15 years since the debut of the cult classic that gave us such gloriously quotable lines as, “Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, you’re goddamn right I’m living in the past!” It’s tempting to…
March 1, 2013 4:11pm
When the email first arrived, something immediately felt a little off: Jon Stewart, writing off behalf of the liberal agitators CodePink, was urging the U.S. Senate to release classified memos justifying the use of pilotless drones in taking out terrorists. Stewart had recently done a segment on drones on "The Daily Show," so it didn’t…
February 28, 2013 4:23pm
Give us 90 seconds, Ron Kampeas gives you everything you need to know about next week’s AIPAC policy conference.
February 14, 2013 10:50pm
Senate Republicans blocked a vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.
February 5, 2013 3:34pm
Ed Koch was remembered as a friend of Israel and the Jewish people by a cast of political luminaries at the former New York City mayor’s funeral.
February 5, 2013 3:21pm
One of three federal lawsuits filed in connection with a proposed eruv enclosure in a suburban New York beach community was dismissed.
January 17, 2013 10:30pm
That was the proposition put to a debate in New York last night at an event hosted by Intelligence Squared. The debates are Oxford style and feature a pre-debate and post-debate poll of the audience. Judging from those numbers, the argument that Israel can NOT live with a nuclear Iran was the more persuasive one….
January 17, 2013 10:15pm
Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit visited immigrant soldiers in Jerusalem.
January 17, 2013 10:04pm
Gilad Shalit playing table tennis with IDF Lone Soldiers in Jerusalem, Jan. 17, 2013. (Courtesy Nefesh Bâ€™Nefesh) Gilad Shalit knows something about the loneliness that can accompany military service. Shalit spent five years in captivity after being kidnapped by Hamas operates in 2006. This week Shalit visited with another kind of lone soldier — immigrants…