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

Daybreak: Iran-Ready Drones Debut

Plus Palestinian statehood en español et français, and more in the news

Egypt’s Soccer Coach Won’t Coach Israel

Just in case you were wondering

Today on Tablet

A Mideast power shift and the death of Anatevka

Daybreak: Israelis Uneasy About Haiti Aid

Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news

Sundown: Abbas Says He Fears Israeli Assassination

Plus happy 100th to a New York knishery, and more

Who Built The Pyramids? Not the Jews

Newly discovered tombs indicate laborers were paid

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