Chewing Over Bin Laden

In a Kosher restaurant in Brooklyn, news of Osama Bin Laden’s death prompted inconclusive but spirited talk of President Obama, Israel, Jews, and terrorism

Sundown: Le Palestine

Plus Madonna’s out of Africa, and more

Unholy Warrior

The death of Osama Bin Laden is a major achievement for the Obama Administration, but it underscores the difficulty of waging a successful cultural war in the Middle East

Osama Bin Laden Killed

President Obama announces 9/11 terrorist’s death

Crack-up

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has cracked down on his own people, Washington has turned a blind eye for fear of what new regime might emerge. But it’s impossible for a new leader to be worse.

Sanctions, Anxiety, Horror Greet Crackdown

As Syria’s Assad ups violence, U.S., Iran, Israel consider their interests

Further Reflections on Passover

Pharoah the innocent, the tactics of frog-bombing, and more

Daybreak: Good Friday in Syria?

Plus Pollard implores Obama, the next flotilla, and more in the news

Statehood Threat Looming, Talks Called For

Can they pick up where they left off?

Sundown: More and More Want Assad Gone

Plus an Israeli horror flick, the biggest Seder ever, and more

Defense Department

Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s anti-Semitism envoy, must defend Israel from delegitimization while confronting a growing wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric among European elites

Plagued

For an unrepentant news junkie, the Seder plate’s symbolism can turn topical, transforming the usual boiled eggs and parsley into delicacies like Qaddafi charoset and bitter Boehner herb

Fashionable

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is every bit as dangerous and thuggish as his autocratic counterparts across the Middle East, yet for some reason Washington continues to embrace him

Sundown: Goldstone Report Stays, Says U.N.

Plus Peres and Obama talk Pollard, and more

Sundown: Palestinian Engineer Charged

Plus, the man in the white Charvet shirts, and more

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