Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news
Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.
Plus Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news
The good news: there are still two more. The bad news: there are still two more.
Formerly captive Israeli-American law student speaks about his time in Egypt
Plus tightening of vise around Iran and Syria, and more
Plus it’s Britain’s Iranian embassy’s turn to be stormed, and more in the news
What unrest and elections to the south could mean to the north
Plus the GOP debate, developments in Egypt, and more in the news
Plus, when Brody met Allen, biking through Tel Aviv, and more
Mubarak-lite leadership coddles Syria but fights terrorism
Plus P.A. FM admits they don’t have the votes, and more in the news
U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.
Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more
Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable
It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well
Egypt’s politically expedient ban on the export of palm fronds has altered the lulav market in unexpected ways
The deadly crackdown on protesting Egyptian Copts marks a turning point in the military’s post-Mubarak rule. Is this what democracy looks like?
Plus all apologies to Egypt, Schultz backs OWS, and more
UPDATED: Israeli soldier has been in captivity in Gaza for more than five years; deal reached with Egyptian mediation
Sectarian strife, remilitarized Sinai point to uncertain future
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Plus China, Russia slammed for vetoes, and more in the news
Plus all is well in the Sinai!, Dylan the master thief, and more
Israeli energy source squeezed in the south, disputed in the west
Plus, Syria resolution vetoed, Grapel still jailed, and more in the news