All Quiet on the Southern Front

Israel cautiously welcomes an embryonic, potential new democracy

Herzliya Diary

As Israel’s premier national-security conference concludes, events in Egypt grow still more chaotic, and attendees depart mulling scenarios for the post-Mubarak era

Sundown: Violence in Cairo

Plus conflict among the neocons, and more

Desert Storm

Israeli leaders have long had only one concern when it comes to Egypt: stability, which Hosni Mubarak provided. That’s changing, no matter who ends up in charge.

Borderline

There are several good reasons why Israelis are pulling for the Mubarak regime to hold onto power in Egypt. But maybe they should be embracing change there, instead.

The View From Israel

Officials enter radio silence, watch events to the south anxiously

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.

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