‘The Person Who Sparks the Movement and Ends Up With a Broken Heart’

In 2011, Tel Aviv’s Daphni Leef helped ignite the J14 movement for social change. She looks back at what went wrong.

Hosni Mubarak Convicted of Embezzlement

Ousted Egyptian president and his two sons sentenced to three years in prison

Getting Rid of National Borders in the Middle East Won’t End Sectarian Warfare

The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality

The Palestinians Are To Blame for the Failed Peace Talks—But Not for the Reason You Think

Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry

Egypt Is on the Brink of Chaos. Here’s Why It Should Matter to Washington.

Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter

‘Omar’ and ‘Bethlehem’ Tell the Same Story—But Only One Was Nominated for an Oscar

The better, more real, and more compelling of the two Israeli-Palestinian intelligence films opens this week in the U.S.

Arab Demonization of Jews Is a Historical Anomaly—and Shows the Limits of Today’s Leaders

The Arab Spring was an opportunity to discard anti-Semitism adopted from colonialists. Instead, it’s gotten worse.

Former Dubai Police Chief Was a Hero in the Arab World Until He Said He’d Help Israel

After the 2010 Hamas hit, Lt. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim denounced Mossad—but said it was his duty to warn of terror plots in Tel Aviv

Jerusalem Is Among the World’s Most Divided Cities, But One Thing Unites It: Trash

Touring the Holy City with the garbage collectors is a reminder that it’s also a place where people go about their day-to-day lives

Q&A With Yaakov Amidror, Former Head of the Israeli National Security Council

Netanyahu’s ex-national security adviser says Abbas has a choice between Israeli troops on the Jordan River—or no state at all

How Osama Bin Laden Outsmarted the U.S. and Got What He Wanted

The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.

For Hamas, the Arab Spring Has Been Disastrous—But It Still Has a Stranglehold on Gaza

The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo

The Muslim World’s Intellectual Refuseniks Offer Enlightened Views on Islam and Israel

Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers

In Cairo, a Political Choice Becomes a Test of Character for Egypt’s New Military Leader

Gen. Sisi holds de facto power but with elections looming must now decide whether to legitimize his rule with a presidential run

What Mubarak’s Release Means For Egypt

Releasing the 85-year-old former president will only further divide the country

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