Rahm Emanuel Is a Terrible Dancer After All

Despite having been a dance major during college

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

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.

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

Daybreak: Shimon Peres’ Big Birthday

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

Debating the Syrian Muddle

Arms, no-fly zones, interventions, and confusion

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?

Obama’s Turkey

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

Sundown: The Obama Push for Peace Continues

Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription

Neighborhood Bully

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

Parsing an Israeli McDonald’s Ad (and Burger)

President Obama and the Big America Burger

Sundown: ‘We Will Keep Going’

President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories

Daybreak: Obama Failing on Iran, Israel, Guns

But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question

Behind Obama’s Turkey Win

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

A Very Israeli Take on Obama’s Speech

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

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