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Oct 20, 2015, 2:03 AM
A Response to Yair Lapid
Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid is loth to engage the Israeli press. This reluctance, however, transforms magically into unbridled enthusiasm when it comes to the international press, where Lapid interviews and Lapid bylines can be found every few...
Sep 27, 2015, 7:30 AM
In Defense of J Street
Last week, I co-wrote a piece over at The Jerusalem Post with my friend Josh Freedman about J Street. The left-leaning "pro-Israel, pro-peace" organization recently made news by electing a Muslim student, Amna Farooqi, as the president of J Street U. The inevitable...
Sep 10, 2015, 5:21 AM
From Kentucky to Jerusalem
Watching the ordeal of Kim Davis, the recalcitrant Rowan County clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses because of religious objections, I can't help but conclude I'm watching the final roar of a dying lion. The curtain is...
Aug 14, 2015, 1:29 AM
A time for nuance, indeed
The right-of-center scholar Daniel Gordis has penned an op-ed that could have been written by Peter Beinart circa 2011. It's a shrewd critique of pro-Israel activism that I urge everyone to read in its magnificent entirety. For now, though,...
Aug 12, 2015, 7:43 AM
Netanyahu’s Myopia on the Iran Deal
Often, when we Diaspora Jews offer a slightly less than absolutely-hawkish view of a conflict involving Israel, we are told that "you don't understand, you don't live here." To an extent, I accept this argument, and would never tell...
Jul 27, 2015, 12:30 AM
Manufacturing Unity on the Iran Deal
Whatever one makes of the nuclear deal reached by the P5+1 and Iran earlier this month, the strident reactions on both sides of the debate could not have come as a shock. For months, the right of the Jewish community...
Jun 9, 2015, 4:02 AM
The Disgrace at the Jerusalem Post Conference
I am not the typical attendee of the Jerusalem Post's annual conference in New York City. I am a graduating college senior with mostly liberal views. I did not attend out of any ideological commitment to the right-wing newspaper, but rather...
Mar 19, 2015, 4:14 AM
Dear Moshe Kahlon
Dear Mr. Kahlon, You don't know me, and I write this with the full knowledge that the likelihood of you reading this is about zero. Yet, I feel as if I won't be able to live myself if I don't...
Feb 13, 2015, 6:04 AM
The Kahlon Factor That May Sink Herzog and Livni
The last two weeks have been rather worrying for supporters of Israel's center-left. The steady lead that the Zionist Union had over Likud has now evaporated, replaced by a virtual tie and, in some polls, even a Likud lead. If...
Dec 29, 2014, 8:32 AM
Why I’m rooting for Herzog and Livni
To begin with a tedious yet necessary disclaimer: I am not Israeli, nor do I visit Israel often. The last time I arrived in Israel was in 2007, for my Bar Mitzvah. The United States is my home and I...
Abe Silberstein writes on Israeli politics, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and American foreign policy in the Middle East. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org