The Massive New U.S. Investment in Palestinian Mortgages Is a Really Bad Idea

Giving more money to a corrupt, inept economy isn’t going to solve the problem. It is the problem.

At IDF’s Faux Hezbollah Village, Israeli Troops Prepare for a Third Lebanon War

Last week’s rocket attack and the weekend’s car bombing in Tripoli add urgency to Israeli counterinsurgency drills

Netanyahu Favors Chinese Interests in Terror Case, Causing Dismay All Around

Sheryl and Yekutiel Wultz say Israel promised to help them sue the Bank of China for funneling money to Palestinian terrorists. Why is Bibi backtracking?

Upstart Israeli News Channel i24 Takes Aim at CNN, the BBC—and Al Jazeera

Executives say they’re reaching 350 million viewers worldwide, and none of them in Hebrew

What’s Wrong With Egypt’s Liberals? For Starters, They’re Not Liberals.

With Egypt’s army clearing protesters by force, scholar Samuel Tadros explains why his country’s modernizers support military rule

In the Golan, Israel Deploys Drones and Steel Fences Against Threats From Syria

At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever

Even as They Die Out Everywhere Else, Telegrams Persist in Israel

Despite their embrace of technology, when Israelis care enough to send the very best, they still do it the old-fashioned way

Turkey Hawks Bird as Israeli Mossad Spy Beacon, Ruffles Feathers

Bird-brained conspiracy theories keep a tenacious foothold in the Arab Middle East, where science lags behind the West

In Al Jazeera, an Electronic Mirror for the New Emir of Qatar

Agents of Influence counsels the young emir of the wealthy Arab nation who must decide how to use his powerful TV network

New Shoah Book Is Hit Among Non-Jewish Iranians

The first-ever Farsi-language history book about the Holocaust comes out just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leaves office

The Nazareth Code: Can Israel’s Booming Tech Sector Heal the Wounds of Israeli Arabs?

An ambitious new high-tech industrial park doubles as an initiative to bring more Arabs into the Israeli economy

Tomorrow There Will Be No More Two-State Solution—and Then What?

Ex-Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warns that Israel’s leaders appear to be dangerously detached from reality

A Flourishing $40 Million Medical Marijuana Industry Helps Israelis Forget

On a kibbutz south of Tel Aviv, medical marijuana helps soothe the pain of cancer patients and Holocaust survivors

Media Warfare Is the Middle East’s Latest Blood Sport—and the U.S. Is the Loser

Who owns the widespread and influential new Arab media, source of much of our news about the region?

Why Were Those IDF Recruits Dancing With Their Guns? One Word: Facebook

The IDF’s veteran commanders fear that easier access to Internet and softer treatment of new recruits create lax fighters

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