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  1. Israel Targets Iran’s Military in Syria With ‘Unprecedented’ StrikesThe Syrian Foreign Ministry called the strikes “the start of a new phase of aggression” by Israel.
  2. politics
    Spy Firm Hired to Find ‘Dirt’ on Obama Officials, Possibly by Trump Team: ReportThe same firm Harvey Weinstein used to go after his accusers was apparently hired to discredit two Obama advisers who worked on the Iran deal.
  3. foreign policy
    Trump Buys Netanyahu’s Bad Case for Abandoning the Iran DealThe Israeli prime minister’s alleged bombshell offered no evidence of Iranian noncompliance and ample reason to keep the nuclear agreement in place.
  4. Israeli Military Kills Three, Wounds Hundreds More at Gaza BorderThe killings come as the U.N. criticizes Israel’s “excessive force” against demonstrators.
  5. Natalie Portman and the Crisis of Liberal ZionismIsrael is choosing Zionism over democracy. Now, American Jews must decide if they’re willing to support that choice.
  6. israel
    Natalie Portman Explains Why She Declined to Travel to Israel for Award Ceremony“My decision not to attend the Genesis Prize ceremony has been mischaracterized by others. Let me speak for myself.”
  7. Can Rabbi Rick Jacobs Save Liberal Zionism in the Age of Netanyahu?The senior official in America’s largest Jewish denomination has become an outspoken critic of the Israeli Establishment.
  8. Saudi Crown Prince: Israel Has a Right to ExistMohammed Bin Salman went on to say that Iran’s supreme leader is “worse than Hitler.”
  9. international affairs
    What the Hell Is Happening in Gaza?Mass Palestinian protests along the border with Israel have already led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  10. Strange But True: Headlines From the Middle EastFor years, people have talked about what the Middle East would look like if the United States took a more limited role. That time has come.
  11. Trump Gave Putin a Message to Pass Along to the PalestiniansPutin as middleman in the Middle East? What could go wrong?
  12. foreign affairs
    Israel’s War With Iran Comes Out of the ShadowsSaturday’s clash signals that Syria could become the theater for a direct confrontation between two of the most powerful states in the Middle East.
  13. international affairs
    Israel Conducts Air Strikes on Iranian Targets in SyriaIt was the first time Israel has directly targeted Iranian military forces, and marks a dangerous escalation in the conflict.
  14. foreign policy
    Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan: Intimidate the Palestinians Into SurrenderThe president’s threat to withdraw U.S. aid appears designed to trap Abbas into negotiating a bad deal.
  15. Mike Pence’s Middle East Trip Has Degenerated Into a Glorified Photo OpPence said he was going to the Middle East to promote peace and help persecuted Christians. Now he’s just taking pictures.
  16. A Train Station Near One of Israel’s Holiest Sites to Be Named for TrumpIt’s to honor Trump for his “courageous and historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.”
  17. canceled shows
    Lorde Cancels Tel Aviv Show: ‘I Didn’t Make the Right Call on This One’The singer was encouraged to take part in an artistic boycott of the country after announcing her concert last week.
  18. ISIS Threatens Attacks on U.S. Soil After Trump’s Jerusalem Decision“We will do more ops in your land,” the terror group said on social media Thursday.
  19. Is Trump Prepared for What Happens If His Jerusalem Gambit Backfires?It would be foolish not to expect chaos over such a sensitive diplomatic issue.
  20. Israel Strikes Gaza in Response to Rocket FireTrump bucked precedent — and the entire international community — by naming Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Riots and rockets ensued.
  21. foreign policy
    Trump’s Expected Israel Embassy Move Has Already Sparked New Middle East TurmoilThough the U.S. embassy won’t move to Jerusalem for years, it’s raised concerns about violent protests and strained diplomatic relations.
  22. Trump to Delay Israel Embassy Move for at Least 6 MonthsBut he’ll still manage to upset a lot of people on Wednesday.
  23. Why Is Trump Intent on Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem?The administration’s coy threat to violate a longstanding diplomatic norm carries huge risks and is helpful to nobody.
  24. backstories
    Where in Los Angeles Did Transparent Film Its Israel Scenes?From Malibu to Santa Clarita.
  25. chat room
    Jill Soloway Wonders What the Word ‘Woman’ Is For and Revisits an Old DebatePlus, Soloway revisits a debate with Jenji Kohan about the female gaze.
  26. Check Out Some Clips from ‘Conan Without Borders: Israel’Conan O’Brien’s latest remote special Conan Without Borders: Israel aired on TBS last night, and if you missed it, the network released a bunch […]
  27. Conan O’Brien Heads to Israel Next Month for His New ‘Conan Without […]Conan O’Brien has another remote special in the works. During last night’s show, O’Brien revealed that he’s headed to Israel next month to tape […]
  28. controversies
    Radiohead Finally Performed in Israel, and It Was Their Longest Show in YearsThey played 27 songs in total.
  29. israel
    Never Forget Radiohead’s Relationship With Israel Goes Way BackRadiohead are still largely indebted to Israel for helping make “Creep” a hit.
  30. israel
    Thom Yorke Once Again Defends Radiohead’s Israel Concert“We don’t endorse Netanyahu any more than Trump, but we still play in America.”
  31. it's britney bitch
    The Arrival of Britney Spears Has Thrown Israel Into Total ChaosA Spears–Netanyahu feud could even be brewing.
  32. it's britney bitch
    The Arrival of Britney Spears Has Thrown Israel Into Total ChaosA Spears–Netanyahu feud could even be brewing.
  33. Looks Like Mariah Carey Finally Went on BirthrightShe wore diamonds and leopard-print in the Dead Sea.
  34. Israeli Cuisine Is Complex, Contentious, and on the Rise in New York“When you talk about Israeli food, so much of it is actually Palestinian.”
  35. where's the beef?
    Roger Waters Says He Emailed Thom Yorke About Radiohead Playing Israel“That is not true, Thom. I have made every effort to engage with you personally, and would still like to have the conversation.”
  36. thom yorke
    Thom Yorke Is Pissed Rogers Waters Thinks Radiohead Shouldn’t Play Israel“It’s deeply disrespectful to assume that we’re either being misinformed or that we’re so retarded we can’t make these decisions ourselves.”
  37. my big foreign trip
    Here’s a Report Card for President Trump’s First Foreign Trip“Needs improvement.”
  38. Trump Bailed on Plans to Address Israeli Parliament to Avoid HecklersThe heckler does not want to be heckled.
  39. Trump’s Messy, Mostly Successful Israel VisitLet’s concede that the White House achieved all of its short-term objectives. But there are some ominous signs too.
  40. Trump Signs Holocaust Museum’s Book of Remembrance Like It’s a Child’s Yearbook“It is a great honor to be here with all my friends — so amazing & will never forget!”
  41. Trump Accidentally Confirms That He Leaked Israeli Intel to the Russians“I never mentioned the word … Israel,” Trump told reporters, implying that he shared the Jewish state’s intelligence without disclosing his source.
  42. Watch Melania Trump Swat Donald Trump’s Hand Away in IsraelShe apparently didn’t want to hold his hand.
  43. Trump Arrives in Israel, Seeking the ‘Ultimate Deal’“We just got back from the Middle East,” Trump informed the Israelis.
  44. Trump Reneges on Promise to Move Embassy to Jerusalem on Eve of Middle East TripLike his predecessors, Trump made the pledge while campaigning but backed off after taking office. At least he’s trying diplomacy.
  45. Israel Gave Trump the Classified Intelligence He Shared With Russia: ReportOy vey.
  46. David Friedman Relies on the ‘Hey, I Was Just Demagoguing ’ DefenseIn what is becoming a common Team Trump tactic, the nominee for ambassador to Israel says obnoxious remarks during the campaign should not matter now.
  47. Trump Throws Curveball at Bibi, Urging No ‘Unilateral’ Action on SettlementsNobody knows why, but a “senior administration official” is telling Israelis the boss still wants a two-state solution and no trouble on settlements.
  48. international affairs
    Truck Attack in Jerusalem Kills 4 Israeli SoldiersThe attacker drove into a busload of Israeli officer cadets who had stopped at a scenic overlook.
  49. The Democrats Are Not a Pro-Palestinian PartyBy allowing the U.N. to condemn Israeli settlements, Obama did not abandon the longstanding, bi-partisan consensus on Israel – he reaffirmed it.
  50. The GOP’s Bibi-Centric Foreign PolicyAs Republicans overreact to the U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements, their unconditional support for Netanyahu is a rare point of unity.
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