Ehud Agonistes

Ehud Barak should forsake his arrogance, take a page from Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, and recognize that leading can require giving up power

Solid State

The Palestinians are laying the groundwork for unilaterally declared statehood. If Israel prepares properly, the move can be a boon for the Jewish state, too.

Sundown: Bibi and Barak’s Bond

Plus Giamatti wins Globe as Jew, and more

Like Nixon, But Less of a Crook

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Nine Lives

Grinning through each reversal, the ever-bumbling, deeply unpopular Ehud Barak maneuvers to remain a political force in Israel and its leading voice to the West

Sundown: 1.5 Billion Jews Is a Scary Thought

Plus Bibi and me, and more

Exodus

As southern Sudan votes on independence, Sudanese refugees working in the resorts of Eilat consider returning to their own promised land

Sundown: Searching for a Peace Process Jolt

Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more

Uncloaked

Meir Dagan, recently retired as chief of the Mossad, wanted to reestablish the agency as a powerful deterrent to Israel’s enemies. With a string of daring operations, he succeeded.

Iranian Nukes: Probably Delayed

Cutting through the last week’s thicket of rhetoric

Daybreak: Clinton Boasts of Iran Gains

Plus Loughner in court, and more in the news

Falling Out

Israel and Jordan once worked together for peace. Now their alliance is collapsing, driven apart by the issue of refugee resettlement, and Jordan may be turning to Iran.

Sundown: Do You Make More Than Bibi?

Plus the conversion bill stays in the drawer, and more

Should Pollard Be Freed?

If he deserves it, yes; as a diplomatic chip, no

Daybreak: Bibi Booed at Fire Service

Plus U.S. stays out of offshore dispute, and more in the news

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