Eclipsed

U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.

Sundown: Grapel Safely Returned to Israel

Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more

Mob Tactics

Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home

Daybreak: Grapel Still Jailed

Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news

After Shalit Deal, Joy Muffled by Reluctance

The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable

U.S. Prisoner Unsung Player in Shalit Affair

It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well

Shaken Up

Egypt’s politically expedient ban on the export of palm fronds has altered the lulav market in unexpected ways

Crossed

The deadly crackdown on protesting Egyptian Copts marks a turning point in the military’s post-Mubarak rule. Is this what democracy looks like?

Sundown: Is Grapel the New Shalit?

Plus all apologies to Egypt, Schultz backs OWS, and more

Deal for Shalit Signed

UPDATED: Israeli soldier has been in captivity in Gaza for more than five years; deal reached with Egyptian mediation

Is Egypt Coming Apart?

Sectarian strife, remilitarized Sinai point to uncertain future

Daybreak: Egypt’s Strife

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Daybreak: Unesco Bid Advances Palestinians

Plus China, Russia slammed for vetoes, and more in the news

Sundown: Von Trier Could Face Criminal Charge

Plus all is well in the Sinai!, Dylan the master thief, and more

Gas From Egypt To Be More Scarce, Expensive

Israeli energy source squeezed in the south, disputed in the west

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