Hillary Clinton told Arab leaders to clean house last week, encouraging an age of accountability. But until the Arab world has democratic institutions and an engaged populace, her words may be meaningless.
When the Western press gives credence to anti-Israel propaganda, as it did in recent reports about a Palestinian woman killed by Israeli tear gas, it’s Arabs who are hurt most
A condescending moral double standard allows Western thinkers—notably Times foreign-affairs columnist Roger Cohen—to praise the Middle East’s worst regimes
Two former high-ranking Israeli officers come to Washington on a misguided mission to promote peace
The leaked State Department cables reveal the diplomatic seduction that defines relationships in the Middle East
The classified diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks are the Pentagon Papers of the pro-Israel right
The end of the Cold War, argues French writer Marc Weitzmann, was more significant to U.S. foreign policy than the attacks of Sept. 11
The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews
Why terrorists from Yemen are trying to bomb synagogues in Chicago
If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans
In Turkey, Washington’s great example of Muslim democracy, the ruling party alleges conspiracy to attack the opposition and crush dissent
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Iran maintains an information-warfare front—it’s called Hezbollah
Former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar takes sides—and chooses Israel
The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’
A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had
A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear
‘Sharia’ is a much more abstract concept than ideologues—whether Mideast Islamists or Newt Gingrich—suggest
The United States abandoned Beirut, and Israel takes the blame
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.
How media companies are using the Internet to make anti-Semitism respectable
Why Israel’s enemies will always be the darlings of Western intellectuals
As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away
Part 2 of 2: Ramin Ahmadi, Lokman Slim, Martin Kramer, and Jacob Weisberg consider the president’s policies in the region.
Part 1 of 2: Elliott Abrams, Robert Malley, Dore Gold, and Andrew Exum consider the president’s policies in the region.
A Lebanon-Israel conflict is a matter of when, not if, and the United States has an interest in the outcome
Obama’s Middle East policy may soon shift away from moderates in favor of extremists
Michael Oren, Israel’s U.S. ambassador, says Washington will always need his country as an ally
Turkey’s sponsorship of the Gaza flotilla signals a failure of American policy