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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

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Neighborhood Bully

Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back

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Parsing an Israeli McDonald’s Ad (and Burger)

President Obama and the Big America Burger

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Sundown: ‘We Will Keep Going’

President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories

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Daybreak: Obama Failing on Iran, Israel, Guns

But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question

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Behind Obama’s Turkey Win

How Bibi Netanyahu handed the American president a big trophy—and got what Israel wanted all along

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A Very Israeli Take on Obama’s Speech

Ori Rosen, an Israeli student, writes in to weigh in

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Full Video of the Obama Jerusalem Speech

Plus a surprising video from the ADL