Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
Trouble in the Golan
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders
Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.
Plus anti-Semitic Elmo is back
Paris marks its liberation, pays tribute to deported Jews
Plus, Michael Oren says the Israeli embassy was targeted by Iran
Also, Yom Kippur ultimatum to U.S. for commit to Iran strike?
And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other
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
Plus Colorado movie theater shooter identified, and more
Should Columbia rescind the acceptance of Sheherazad Jaafari, who spun her boss’s atrocities to the press?
Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
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.
Hamas finally comes out against the Assad regime, its longtime patron, striking a major blow against Iran’s bid for Shia regional dominance
Smuggled into Syria, a reporter finds that the Free Syrian Army lacks leadership but is fiercely united against Bashar al-Assad and Iran
Washington should back the Free Syrian Army in its insurgency against Bashar al-Assad, since toppling his regime would strike a blow against Iran
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
Infiltrated by up to a dozen CIA spies, Hezbollah, the official party of God, is taking hits to its prestige—and revealing its weakness
Rather than focusing on the goal of removing Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria, the White House is busy worrying about the fractured nature of the opposition
With the Arab Spring shaking the Middle East’s status quo, a new regional order is being born. As the recent attacks in Eilat and Be’er Sheva show, Israel is likely to pay a price.
The central issue in the Middle East is not the Arab-Israeli peace process but the Arab civil war that has been reignited by the so-called Arab Spring
The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?
By establishing a Jewish majority in Palestine, Israel distinguished itself from other Middle East minority groups, which suffer physical fear and intellectual confusion, even if they hold power
U.S. and Israeli policymakers are yet to acknowledge that their decades-long push to use the Golan to make peace with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a far-fetched dream