Plenty of pundits have jockeyed to be the top voice on the Middle East, but only one person’s ideas dominate the conversation
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.
A newly clear aspect of the case reveals evidence of a deeper injustice—which must now be addressed
In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies
Understanding France and Israel by their McDonald’s franchises
Administration still unconvinced of the danger of Iran’s regional ambitions
You might call this the ultimate brushback pitch
Meanwhile, there’s some optimism that a deal can be made next week
Expresses anger at possibility U.S. monitored her communications
New sanctions to come if mid-month nuclear meeting doesn’t bear fruit
Are all options really on the table? Because we have ideas.
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
As Washington looks for a diplomatic solution with Iran, Israel’s American-born interlocutor translates for Jerusalem
Just weeks after the group, unlike AIPAC, wouldn’t support a Syria strike
Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered
As Obama makes his case for military action, things take a twist
Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East
What you need to know going into Labor Day Weekend
Israel, America, and talk of a potential attack on Assad’s regime
Plus former president Hosni Mubarak will reportedly be released from jail
How the Newark mayor’s adopted Jewish identity—shaped by his Orthodox mentors—reflects his unique brand of politics
Why Putin believes U.S. policies in the Middle East since the Arab Spring have been misguided, unprincipled, and dangerous
Despite having been a dance major during college
Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear
The last time China and the Jewish state drew close, the United States drove them apart. Now there’s even more at stake.
Al-Monitor, a D.C.-based website, publishes Washington bigwigs, Israeli columnists, and, worryingly, Hezbollah-aligned writers
Barbra Streisand and Bill Clinton toast Israel’s president on his 90th birthday
Arms, no-fly zones, interventions, and confusion
Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?
The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot