is JTA's managing editor, responsible for coordinating JTA's editorial team. He re-joined JTA in 2007 after a stint doing independent reporting in Israel and the Arab world. Before that, he served as New York bureau chief of the Jerusalem Post. An award-winning journalist, he has worked as a reporter for a variety of publications in the United States and in Israel.
July 30, 2012 2:30pm
In an essay that’s likely to raise some eyebrows on the left — and be cheered by the right — Jay Michaelson, a prominent American Jewish progressive voice and gay activist who writes a column for the Forward, comes down hard on the Jewish left wing for its hypocrisies when it comes to Israel. He…
July 27, 2012 3:03pm
The campaign for a moment of silence to honor the Munich 11 is one of those issues that politicians and Jewish organizations love to pile onto because it’s so unobjectionable. Who could be against commemorating 11 innocent Israeli athletes murdered during the 1972 Munich Olympics? It’s something that unites President Obama and Mitt Romney, the…
July 26, 2012 5:59pm
The first thought that occurred to me when I saw settler leader Dani Dayan’s Op-Ed in The New York Times on Thursday was: Ron Dermer must be happy. Back in December, Dermer was the aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who penned a caustic letter to the Times Op-Ed editors accusing them of anti-Israel…
July 26, 2012 2:12pm
Though Danny Danon is in his first term in the Knesset, his profile is rising quickly on the Israeli political scene largely because of his unapologetically nationalist vision for Israel’s future.
July 25, 2012 6:34pm
Is NBC waffling on lettting sportscaster Bob Costas have his own on-air moment of silence for the Munich 11 during the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games? According to sports blogger Ed Sherman, NBC might be. He reports: When asked about Costas’ plan this week, NBC bounced back with a statement: "Our production plans…
July 20, 2012 5:18pm
Several U.S. Jewish groups condemned the public destruction of a copy of the New Testament by Israeli Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari.
July 19, 2012 2:52pm
It’s not easy to find a way to demonize Holocaust survivors. But Tablet’s Anna Breslaw, in a flailing attempt to find a Jewish take on the new season of "Breaking Bad," came up with this doozie: They must have survived by doing something bad. She writes: Each time we clapped for the old Hungarian lady…
July 17, 2012 6:15pm
Kadima’s abrupt withdrawal from Israel’s governing coalition raises questions for the future of the party, Israel’s draft law and the timing of new elections.
July 15, 2012 6:35pm
The D.C. buzz has Condoleezza Rice emerging as a front-runner to be the GOP’s vice-presidential candidate. Would her record of pushing for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal undermine the years-long conservative campaign against President Obama?
July 11, 2012 11:39pm
Much has followed from the first reparations agreement signed with Germany in 1952, including $70 billion in restitution funding for survivors.