Editorials

The threat of Itamar Ben-Gvir

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As Israel heads toward elections in November, it is hard to ignore a new reality: The country’s domestic political agenda has practically disappeared. Very...

The Trump effect

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Even as an increasingly thick cloud of investigations swirls around him, Donald Trump continues to exert a remarkably strong influence on the Republican Party....

Meta’s chatbot really, really wanted me to check out its synagogue

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Philissa Cramer | JTA Immediately after launching on Friday, BlenderBot 3 began drawing criticism for embracing antisemitism and election lies. But in my experience, Meta’s...

The Trump wars

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Former President Donald Trump is facing a wave of civil and criminal investigations. The American people are not accustomed to such probing, public inquiries...

A missed opportunity

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In hindsight, it seems obvious. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), a well-known and often vilified opponent of Israel and member of the “Squad,” barely fended off...

Israel continues cultivation of regional interests

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Israel’s brief air campaign against Islamic Jihad in Gaza, called Operation “Alot Hashacher” (Breaking Dawn) in Hebrew, ended in a ceasefire brokered by Egypt....

Pelosi to Taiwan. Why?

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When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew into Taiwan on Aug. 2, she became the highest ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island in...

Realpolitik in the MD-4 primary

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Israel isn’t much of an issue to the voters of Prince George’s County, Maryland. But last month’s Democratic primary in Maryland’s 4th Congressional District,...

Russia targets the Jewish Agency

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There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Jewish Agency for Israel office in Moscow. Here is what we know: Last month, Russia’s Justice Ministry...

Support the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’

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Last month, when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and reversed 50 years of abortion rights jurisprudence, the dissent predicted that the court’s...