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  1. delta variant
    How Bad Could the Delta Variant Get?The scientist Eric Topol explains why we can expect a dangerous wave of cases this fall.
  2. israel
    My Grandfather the ZionistHe helped build Jewish American support for Israel. What’s his legacy now?
  3. false equivalence
    Ilhan Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene Are Not EquivalentIt’s lazily convenient to lump these two “extremists” together. But there’s no comparison in what they’ve said and how they’ve dealt with criticism.
  4. international affairs
    Netanyahu Ousted As Prime Minister of IsraelNaftali Bennett has been sworn in as the country’s new leader, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year reign, but the new governing coalition remains fragile.
  5. politics
    Ilhan Omar Backs Down In Latest Blowup With DemocratsThe congresswoman’s remarks about Israel, Hamas, the U.S., and the Taliban were taken out of context, and she was forced to issue a “clarification.”
  6. covid-19
    Is the Second Shot Giving Young Men a Dangerous Heart Condition?New data from Israel suggests a link between myocarditis and Pfizer’s vaccine, but the CDC isn’t there yet.
  7. foreign interests
    The End of the Netanyahu Era?A coalition deal is likely to end the career of Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, but the damage he has done will have a long tail.
  8. foreign interests
    The Other War in Israel: GentrificationThe country held up its mixed cities as a model of peaceful coexistence. But on whose terms?
  9. anti-semitism
    U.S. Sees String of Anti-Semitic Attacks Amid Gaza ViolenceAttacks on Jews have reportedly increased across the country in recent days, prompting Biden to call for an end to the “despicable” acts of violence.
  10. power
    We’re Still Waiting for a Biden DoctrineThe violence in the Middle East has tested the president in ways domestic calamities have not.
  11. covid-19
    A COVID Wave May Be the Next Disaster to Strike GazaJust 2 percent of Gazans are fully vaccinated, the health system is crippled, and COVID-19 might have been spreading in the bomb shelters.
  12. media
    Who Is the Media Really For?The AP’s firing of Emily Wilder and CNN’s protection of Chris Cuomo show the true values of what passes for journalism.
  13. war
    Israel Announces Cease-fire in Gaza After Brutal CampaignMore than 200 Palestinians have died in the campaign to stop Hamas from firing rockets that killed 12 Israelis.
  14. the national interest
    We Should Use the Same Principles for Debating Israel As Debating RacismWhat I’ve learned over years of watching everybody switch rules when the subject changes.
  15. israel
    Bernie Sanders to Try to Cancel Arms Sale to IsraelHis bill is destined to fail, but it’s another sign of growing discontent around Israel among progressive members of Congress.
  16. israel
    Why Is This Geopolitical Fight Different From All Other Fights?The outsize place that Israel-Palestine occupies in American discourse isn’t arbitrary, nor a reflection of anti-Semitism.
  17. politics
    Biden Increases Pressure on Netanyahu, Calling for ‘Significant De-escalation’The sharper tone from U.S. allies did not appear to sway Israel’s leader, who said he’s “determined to continue this operation until its aim is met.”
  18. israel
    U.S. Discourse Is Growing More Pro-Palestinian. U.S. Policy Isn’t.Several factors have led liberals and newsrooms to become more sympathetic to Palestinian misery, creating a dissonance with the official U.S. stance.
  19. foreign interests
    Violence in Israel Is a Political Victory for NetanyahuThe latest escalation has dashed prospects of a deal among the prime minister’s rivals to form a unity government.
  20. foreign interests
    The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is Likely to Get Even WorsePalestinians are disillusioned, America is disengaged, and Netanyahu sees only upside in the violence.
  21. coronavirus
    Israel Drops COVID Rule Requiring Masks OutdoorsIt’s a milestone for one of the nations to roll out the vaccine the fastest, though vaccination rates in Palestine lag significantly.
  22. foreign interests
    Israel’s Democracy Is Broken, and Netanyahu Is to BlameThe Israeli right keeps winning elections but failing to form governments because of the toxic political environment Netanyahu has created.
  23. covid-19
    Pfizer COVID Vaccine Is Highly Effective After Just One Dose, Study FindsAn Israeli study found the first jab reduces infections by 75 percent, bolstering the case for delaying second doses to stretch out supply.
  24. covid-19
    Israel Is the World’s Most Vaccinated Country. Why Are Cases Rising?Israel shows it takes more than shots in arms to curb the pandemic.
  25. obits
    Conservative Megadonor Sheldon Adelson May Be the Last of His KindThe casino mogul, who has died at 87, typified the kingmaking role made possible by Citizens United.
  26. that happened
    The Time Trump Signed Into a Holocaust Museum Like It Was a Bar MitzvahA look back at the many times the Trump administration accidentally — and not so accidentally — disrespected Judaism.
  27. international affairs
    The More Complicated Crisis Biden Will Inherit With IranThe president-elect is determined to revive the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but opponents of the agreement are doing their best to sabotage him.
  28. international affairs
    What We Know About the Assassination of Iran’s Top Nuclear ScientistIsrael was likely behind the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, but it’s not clear how much it will affect Iran’s nuclear program, or if Trump signed off.
  29. foreign interests
    Trump’s ‘Peace’ Deal Doesn’t Make Mideast Conflict Any Less LikelyThe Abraham Accords serve Trump and Netanyahu’s political interests, but abandoning Palestinians and amplifying pressure on Iran are both risky steps.
  30. international affairs
    Why the Israel-UAE Deal Is More About Iran Than PeaceThe historic agreement shows that for Arab states, the cold war against Iran now trumps the Palestinian cause.
  31. foreign interests
    UAE Strikes Peace Deal With Israel, Sells Out PalestiniansIn exchange for a promise that Israel won’t immediately illegally annex the Jordan Valley, Abu Dhabi normalized relations with the Jewish state.
  32. international affairs
    Could War With Iran Be an October Surprise?A series of mysterious explosions and alleged Israeli sabotage operations could soon open the door to a broader conflict.
  33. democratic primaries
    Engel Teaches Dems That Backing War and Apartheid Has a DownsideThe congressman toed AIPAC’s line. In his race against Jamaal Bowman, that hurt him more than it helped.
  34. middle east
    Kushner Can Solve Israel-Palestine Conflict Because He’s ‘Read 25 Books on It’That’s a lot of reading for the Trump administration, though not quite enough for his 80-page plan to make it past peer review.
  35. middle east
    Kushner: Palestine May ‘Screw Up’ Peace Plan Like Every Deal ‘They’ve Ever Had’“They’re going to screw up another opportunity like they’ve screwed up every other opportunity that they’ve ever had in their existence.”
  36. world view
    Trump’s Middle East Plan Is About Exerting Power, Not Achieving PeaceThe conflict is now shaped by the worldview of Trump and his allies — and a two-state solution may be off the table for good.
  37. israel
    Trump Invites Israel, Not Palestine, to Discuss Peace PlanThe president appears to think it takes one to tango.
  38. qasem soleimani
    Could Iran Punish Israel for an American Assassination?Intelligencer staffers discuss the latest developments in the aftermath of Qasem Soleimani’s death.
  39. iran
    If Trump Can’t Bully Iran Into Backing Down, Things Could Get Scary FastTrump hates limited, conventional wars and also thinks intimidating enemies with great shows of force will subdue them. What if it doesn’t this time?
  40. free speech
    Trump’s Executive Order to Stifle Israel Critics Probably Violates ConstitutionThe Trump administration is stumbling into a free-speech nightmare by using the power of the state to silence legitimate protest.
  41. foreign interests
    Netanyahu’s Indictment Won’t Solve Israel’s Political ParalysisPressing, existential questions about the country’s future extend well beyond the fate of one man.
  42. world view
    Trump’s Israeli Settlement Reversal Is About What’s Good for Him, Not the LawThere’s scant evidence that the U.S. examined “all sides of the legal debate,” but altering the longstanding policy has domestic advantages for Trump.
  43. foreign interests
    Israel’s Election Deadlock May Mean Netanyahu’s Luck Has Finally Run OutNeither the right wing nor the center-left has a clear path to a majority in the Knesset – and Netanyahu’s hold on power is now even shakier.
  44. donald trump
    The 7 Most Unhinged Things Trump Said on WednesdayTrump proclaimed himself the “chosen one,” continued feuding over Greenland, and joked (maybe) about giving himself the Medal of Honor.
  45. religion
    When Trump Talks About Jews, He’s Really Talking to Evangelical ChristiansTrump’s appeals to Jews are mostly dog whistles to his Evangelical base, which views Jews and Israel as central to the Second Coming.
  46. islamophobia
    Trump’s Tweets Prove GOP Attacks on Omar, Tlaib Were Always About IslamophobiaThe anti-Semitism allegations were just a cover.
  47. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Limits of My ConservatismIn a healthy society, conservatives accept social change. Faced with bullying radicalism, they become reactionaries.
  48. rashida tlaib
    Rashida Tlaib: I Won’t Visit Grandmother Under Israel’s ‘Oppressive’ ConditionsThe congresswoman understandably chooses defiance over political humiliation.
  49. israel
    By Barring Omar and Tlaib, Netanyahu Did BDS a Huge FavorCalling attention to Israel’s illiberalism and the congresswomen’s advocacy for Palestinian rights will increase support for BDS.
  50. free speech
    GOP: Ilhan Omar Is Un-American Because She Supports the First AmendmentOmar’s so-called “BDS resolution” merely affirms Americans’ constitutional right to participate in boycotts.
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