Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
Plus SecDef warns of Israel’s isolation, and more in the news
An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection Alibis.
Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more
In the new Alibis, a revealing collection of essays, André Aciman finds in his exiled Egyptian life a quintessential diasporic Jewish identity
Plus Britain bans vigilante war-crimes prosecutions, and more
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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In his first U.S. interview, Yitzhak Levanon, Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, recalls the 13-hour riot that led to the evacuation of his embassy
Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, and more in the news
Peace process breakdown weakens the U.S.
Has Netanyahu prepared his country for this trying moment?
Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.
Does this mean Israel should apologize?
Plus Turkish tensions, occupied Sinai, and more in the news
Plus Iran offers limited nuclear deal, Egypt shuts down tunnels, and more in the news
A newly empowered citizenry looks northward
Press release of the day
Mossad continues its top-secret ‘Operation Moo’
This will surely end well
Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.
Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news
Palm frond export ban threatens Sukkot lulav supply
Plus, the ‘Jewish Indiana Jones,’ Benny Morris on Egypt, and more
Plus, further Gaza warring, bulking Southern defenses, and more in the news
With the Arab Spring shaking the Middle East’s status quo, a new regional order is being born. As the recent attacks in Eilat and Be’er Sheva show, Israel is likely to pay a price.
Plus safer Sinai, Human Rights Council acts on Syria, and more in the news
A brouhaha with Egypt, and rockets from Gaza
Plus, to the shores of Tripoli, pressure to escalate in Gaza, and more in the news
Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more