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High Noon: Saudi Arms Package Goes Through

Plus Ed Koch vs. Ron Paul, and more

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High Noon: Egypt and Israel Nailing It Down

Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more

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Useful Fiction

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.

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Will Turkey Broker Palestinian Reconciliation?

Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal

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Daybreak: Iran Embargo Seriously Contemplated

Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news

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After the Fall

Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.

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Daybreak: Republicans Take Their Shots

Plus Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news

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Let’s Look at the Egyptian Election Results

The good news: there are still two more. The bad news: there are still two more.

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Four Months in the Life of Ilan Grapel

Formerly captive Israeli-American law student speaks about his time in Egypt

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Daybreak: Big Islamist Victory in Egypt

Plus tightening of vise around Iran and Syria, and more

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Daybreak: Israel’s Northern Front

Plus it’s Britain’s Iranian embassy’s turn to be stormed, and more in the news

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From Cairo to Jerusalem

What unrest and elections to the south could mean to the north

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Daybreak: Syria Under Diplomatic Siege

Plus the GOP debate, developments in Egypt, and more in the news

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Sundown: Egypt Civilian Gov’t Offers Resignation

Plus, when Brody met Allen, biking through Tel Aviv, and more

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Whose Side Is Egypt On?

Mubarak-lite leadership coddles Syria but fights terrorism

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Daybreak: Report Reax

Plus P.A. FM admits they don’t have the votes, and more in the news

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Eclipsed

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

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Sundown: Grapel Safely Returned to Israel

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

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Mob Tactics

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

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Daybreak: Grapel Still Jailed

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

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After Shalit Deal, Joy Muffled by Reluctance

The cost is staggering, the reward inarticulable

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U.S. Prisoner Unsung Player in Shalit Affair

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

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Shaken Up

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

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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?

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Sundown: Is Grapel the New Shalit?

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

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Deal for Shalit Signed

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

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Is Egypt Coming Apart?

Sectarian strife, remilitarized Sinai point to uncertain future

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Daybreak: Egypt’s Strife

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Daybreak: Unesco Bid Advances Palestinians

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

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Sundown: Von Trier Could Face Criminal Charge

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

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