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.
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Monsters Breeding

The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews

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The Message

Why terrorists from Yemen are trying to bomb synagogues in Chicago

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Full House

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

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Veiled Threat

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

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Under Oath

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

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Messaging System

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

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Friends, Indeed

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

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Wrong Move

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

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Premiership

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

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The Arab Lobby

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

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Prolific

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

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Lawless

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

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Cinders of Lebanon

The United States abandoned Beirut, and Israel takes the blame

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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.

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Mainstreaming Hate

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

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Hollow Men

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

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Visiting Privileges

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

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Obama in the Mideast

Part 2 of 2: Ramin Ahmadi, Lokman Slim, Martin Kramer, and Jacob Weisberg consider the president’s policies in the region.

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Obama in the Mideast

Part 1 of 2: Elliott Abrams, Robert Malley, Dore Gold, and Andrew Exum consider the president’s policies in the region.

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The Next Lebanon War

A Lebanon-Israel conflict is a matter of when, not if, and the United States has an interest in the outcome

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Extreme Makeover

Obama’s Middle East policy may soon shift away from moderates in favor of extremists

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Indispensable

Michael Oren, Israel’s U.S. ambassador, says Washington will always need his country as an ally

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Bad Moon Rising

Turkey’s sponsorship of the Gaza flotilla signals a failure of American policy

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Jordan Rules

Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace

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Connected

There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square

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Linked In

Why do Arab governments—and the U.S.—insist the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the heart of all the Mideast’s problems?

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Religion of Yes

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has always been divisive; now it’s being used as a wedge

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Shadow Play: Agents of Influence on Egypt Ambassador Pick Robert S. Ford

Syria may be getting a new U.S. ambassador, but the problem of Syrian engagement is far from solved

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The Honest Broker

Robert Malley, a former Clinton official, says Hamas must be engaged

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Respectfully Yours

Dalia Mogahed may be the most influential figure guiding the Obama Administration’s Middle East outreach

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