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
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
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