Editorials

Bangladesh on the Kinneret?

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Israel is a small country, often described as “the size of New Jersey.” With a population of about 9 million, it also has about...

Biden’s window of opportunity

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It was just one week ago. The news that Jon Ossoff, a proud Jew, and Raphael Warnock, a respected Black minister, won election as...

Cautiously optimistic

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Last month, with the first rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, we saw the beginning of the end of the pandemic. We were happy to see...

Marriage progress in Israel?

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At first glance, the headlines were heartening: “In first, Israel recognizes three civil marriages performed online” and “Couples marry online … beat lack of...

A $900 billion down payment

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We are under siege. The U.S. will end 2020 with 330,000 people dead from COVID-19 — a virus none of us had even heard...

Déjà vu, all over again

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Unless there is some tectonic shift in Israel’s body politic over the next dozen weeks, the country will hold national elections on March 23,...

Stunning religious practice in Europe

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Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU’s highest court, dealt a serious blow to ritual Jewish and Muslim...

Experienced Cabinet ‘firsts’

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Competence, experience and precedent-setting diversity appear to be the hallmarks of the most recent round of men and women President-elect Joe Biden has nominated...

A great deal for Morocco

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The historic Abraham Accords have been a singular foreign policy success of the outgoing Trump administration. Last week, a fourth Arab country — the...

Pursuing stolen art

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Why is it that 75 years after the end of World War II there is still Jewish-owned art looted by the Nazis that has...