Lee Smith

Lee Smith is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He is also the author of the recently published The Consequences of Syria.

Full House

If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans

Veiled Threat

In Turkey, Washington’s great example of Muslim democracy, the ruling party alleges conspiracy to attack the opposition and crush dissent

Under Oath

Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East

Messaging System

Iran maintains an information-warfare front—it’s called Hezbollah

Friends, Indeed

Former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar takes sides—and chooses Israel

Wrong Move

The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’

Premiership

A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had

The Arab Lobby

A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy

Prolific

If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear

Lawless

‘Sharia’ is a much more abstract concept than ideologues—whether Mideast Islamists or Newt Gingrich—suggest

Cinders of Lebanon

The United States abandoned Beirut, and Israel takes the blame

Playing With Fire

When the comments on the blogs of Stephen Walt, Andrew Sullivan, Philip Weiss, and Glenn Greenwald turn ugly, who should be held accountable? Plus: A Jew-baiter’s lexicon.

Mainstreaming Hate

How media companies are using the Internet to make anti-Semitism respectable

Hollow Men

Why Israel’s enemies will always be the darlings of Western intellectuals

Visiting Privileges

As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away

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