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.
Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter
Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster
With Washington locked in partisan warfare, the organization has to choose between being liked or winning
Plenty of pundits have jockeyed to be the top voice on the Middle East, but only one person’s ideas dominate the conversation
But none of those charged with crimes have actually been apprehended—illustrating the limits of justice when dealing with terrorists
In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies
The Pax Americana is over in the Middle East, and now the jockeying starts to see who will come out ahead
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
In Washington, the president and his allies are using the nuclear issue to drive a wedge between Israel and its U.S. interlocutors
Supporting Israel requires American evangelical Christians to square their theological beliefs with the modern Jewish state. Can they?
The theater of the peace process was key to U.S. hegemony in the Middle East—and without the process, there will be no peace
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The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
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Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
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The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
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A preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks
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Recipes featuring the Talmud’s five ingredients for a sweet new year
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New project uses statistics to spot—and publicize—potential mass killings
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Says Jerusalem bureau pulled his 2009 story about Israeli peace offer
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When it comes to brines, Sandor Katz bubbles with enthusiasm
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More proof the language isn’t dying: interactive online courses
By Yair Rosenberg — These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by nameBy Lee Smith — One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.By Adam Janofsky — ‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
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