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

Daybreak: The Egyptian Army’ll Get Back to You

Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, and more in the news

Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more

Daybreak: Israeli Mosque Vandalized

Plus SecDef warns of Israel’s isolation, and more in the news

Uncertain Jew

An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection Alibis.

Sundown: Mahmmy Being Mahmmy

Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more

Elsewhere

In the new Alibis, a revealing collection of essays, André Aciman finds in his exiled Egyptian life a quintessential diasporic Jewish identity

Sundown: Tycoonim From a Distant Shore

Plus Britain bans vigilante war-crimes prosecutions, and more

Smoke Signals

U.S. abandonment of the old Middle East order has led to provocations against Israel, which are likely to intensify after the Palestinian statehood vote

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