Daybreak: U.N. Wants Its Own Probe

Plus more ships set sail, and more in the news

Powering Down

Zechariah, the flotilla, and reflections on might and morality

Egypt Lifts the Blockade, ‘9/11 for Turkey’

Your midday Flotilla update

Not So Fast

Geoffrey Wawro’s Quicksand misses an opportunity to make an isolationist critique of U.S. Middle East policy

Daybreak: Hopefully, They Didn’t Start the Fire

Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news

Daybreak: Bibi the Shuttling Diplomat

Plus Wiesel dines Chez Obama, Mideast nukes, and more in the news

Daybreak: Gates is Grave on Hezbollah

Plus can’t anyone here impose these sanctions? and more in the news

Daybreak: Mixed Messages on Israel’s Independence Day

Promises, moodiness, and pressure

Daybreak: Obama Ties Mideast To U.S. Interests

Plus Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news

Piece Meal

The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.

Maimonides Worked Here

Egypt (quietly) restores 1000-year-old school

Passover FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Daybreak: Talks Remain Proximate

Plus come back Sunday for the West Bank, and more in the news

Hamas Blames Killing on Egypt and Jordan?

Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery

Carter Defends Mideast Record

Bemoans lack of ‘real progress’ since 1979

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