Editorials

What is cholent?

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About 10 million people tune in to “Jeopardy!” every week. The game show has a reputation for being brainy, but comfortably mainstream. But last...

A Human Rights Council redux

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In 2018, the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council (“HRC”) because, as then-UN ambassador Nikki Haley put it, “our commitment...

A plan for Jewish security

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In testimony this summer before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of...

Bahrain’s charm offensive

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Much has been written about the political and emerging economic significance of the historic Abraham Accords. For the most part, the focus has been...

Farewell to Angela Merkel

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Angela Merkel, the outgoing chancellor of Germany, is stepping down after 16 years in office, having achieved wide recognition as one of the world’s...

Brinksmanship theater in Congress

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Over the past 45 years, we have experienced 20 government shutdowns. No one likes them. So, it wasn’t at all surprising that the most...

A vaccine for kids

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Last week, we learned that after months of clinical trials, Pfizer determined that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children between the...

Iron Dome can’t protect against Israel-haters

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The Israel-haters among progressive Democrats are giving progressives a bad name. We try not to overuse the accusation of antisemitism. But how else does one...

The Abraham Accords a year later

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Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-brokered Abraham Accords, which established normal relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain,...

The limits of a fragile coalition

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We are intrigued by the experiment in governance being pursued by the eight-party coalition that currently runs the State of Israel. It is the...