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Israel’s Arab Parties to Unite For the First Time

Running together in upcoming elections, despite ideological differences

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Getting Rid of National Borders in the Middle East Won’t End Sectarian Warfare

The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality

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While West Focuses on Crimea, Russia Continues To Make Trouble in the Middle East

The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis

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With Help From Tehran and Moscow, and Inaction by the U.S., Assad Is Poised To Stay

Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames

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In the Golan, Israel Deploys Drones and Steel Fences Against Threats From Syria

At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever

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Iran’s Presidential Election Is Friday. What Happens If Protests Break Out Again?

Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot

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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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Russia’s Middle-East Gambit

The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test

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Israel Fights America’s Battles

Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots

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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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Russia, Wannabe Superpower

Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?

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Arab Upheaval Reaches Israel

The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders

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Will Jordan Be Next to Fall?

Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.

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Sundown: Assad Defines ‘Axis of Resistance’

Plus anti-Semitic Elmo is back

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François Hollande and French Jewish Memory

Paris marks its liberation, pays tribute to deported Jews

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Sundown: Adelson Meets With Paul Ryan

Plus, Michael Oren says the Israeli embassy was targeted by Iran

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Daybreak: Syrian ex-Premier Says Assad Is Done

Also, Yom Kippur ultimatum to U.S. for commit to Iran strike?

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Sundown: Palestinians Ask EU to Rethink Israel

And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other

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Cause for Celebration in Syria

The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally

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Sundown: Israel Rethinks Strategy Toward Syria

Plus Colorado movie theater shooter identified, and more

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Assad Aide Joins Ivy League

Should Columbia rescind the acceptance of Sheherazad Jaafari, who spun her boss’s atrocities to the press?

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Why Obama Should Read Trilling

Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria

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The Enemies of Our Enemies

The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites

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Fleeing Assad’s Troops

I went to Syria to photograph the rebellion. But when the army took aim at the village where I was staying, I escaped to Turkey with 100 refugees.

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The Road From Damascus

Hamas finally comes out against the Assad regime, its longtime patron, striking a major blow against Iran’s bid for Shia regional dominance

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Among the Insurgents

Smuggled into Syria, a reporter finds that the Free Syrian Army lacks leadership but is fiercely united against Bashar al-Assad and Iran

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Interference

Washington should back the Free Syrian Army in its insurgency against Bashar al-Assad, since toppling his regime would strike a blow against Iran

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The Tyrant’s Wife

As Syria’s first lady stands by her murderous husband, an Iranian activist remembers the Asma al-Assad she met on bike rides for peace