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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.

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Time To Put the Pollard Case to Rest—by Demanding He Be Set Free

A newly clear aspect of the case reveals evidence of a deeper injustice—which must now be addressed

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If Israel Makes Arabs Mad at the U.S., Our Partnership With Iran Will Make Them Even Madder

In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies

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French McDonald’s Creates Bagel Cheeseburgers

Understanding France and Israel by their McDonald’s franchises

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U.S. Blindspot Shows on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Administration still unconvinced of the danger of Iran’s regional ambitions

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Report: Israel and Saudi Arabia Co-Planning Iran Attack

You might call this the ultimate brushback pitch

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Bibi Takes His Case Against Iran Deal to Twitter

Meanwhile, there’s some optimism that a deal can be made next week

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Merkel Says Friends Don’t Spy on Friends

Expresses anger at possibility U.S. monitored her communications

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Bibi Doin’ Work: U.S. to Support More Iran Sanctions

New sanctions to come if mid-month nuclear meeting doesn’t bear fruit

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How to Stop Iran: The Jellyfish Option

Are all options really on the table? Because we have ideas.

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The Love Affair Between American Presidents and Jewish Artists, and Why It May Be Over

The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America

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Departing as Ambassador, Michael Oren Is Still Working To Bridge Obama-Bibi Gap

As Washington looks for a diplomatic solution with Iran, Israel’s American-born interlocutor translates for Jerusalem

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Why Is Biden Speaking at J Street?

Just weeks after the group, unlike AIPAC, wouldn’t support a Syria strike

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How Iran Uses Terror Threats To Successfully Deter U.S. Military Action

Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered

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A ‘Syrious’ Plan for Assad’s Chemical Weapons?

As Obama makes his case for military action, things take a twist

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Did Vladimir Putin Bait a Trap for the United States in Damascus?

Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East

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The Latest On American Intervention in Syria

What you need to know going into Labor Day Weekend

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Plans for Possible Military Invention in Syria

Israel, America, and talk of a potential attack on Assad’s regime

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Islamists and Egyptian Military Trade Massacres

Plus former president Hosni Mubarak will reportedly be released from jail

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New Jersey Senate Candidate Cory Booker Knows His Torah. So What?

How the Newark mayor’s adopted Jewish identity—shaped by his Orthodox mentors—reflects his unique brand of politics

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Russia’s Middle-East End Game, at the Hands of the Post-Soviet Grandmaster

Why Putin believes U.S. policies in the Middle East since the Arab Spring have been misguided, unprincipled, and dangerous

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Rahm Emanuel Is a Terrible Dancer After All

Despite having been a dance major during college

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Will Egypt Save Itself From Total Collapse by Going to War With Israel?

Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear

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As Chinese-Israeli Relations Enjoy a Second Honeymoon, America Frets

The last time China and the Jewish state drew close, the United States drove them apart. Now there’s even more at stake.

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Mideast News Site Offers Diverse Voices—but Often Parrots Syrian Regime

Al-Monitor, a D.C.-based website, publishes Washington bigwigs, Israeli columnists, and, worryingly, Hezbollah-aligned writers

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Daybreak: Shimon Peres’ Big Birthday

Barbra Streisand and Bill Clinton toast Israel’s president on his 90th birthday

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Debating the Syrian Muddle

Arms, no-fly zones, interventions, and confusion

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How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

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Obama’s Turkey

The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot

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Sundown: The Obama Push for Peace Continues

Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription