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Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more

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Daybreak: Israeli Mosque Vandalized

Plus SecDef warns of Israel’s isolation, and more in the news

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Uncertain Jew

An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection Alibis.

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Sundown: Mahmmy Being Mahmmy

Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more

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Elsewhere

In the new Alibis, a revealing collection of essays, André Aciman finds in his exiled Egyptian life a quintessential diasporic Jewish identity

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Sundown: Tycoonim From a Distant Shore

Plus Britain bans vigilante war-crimes prosecutions, and more

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Smoke Signals

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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13 Hours in Cairo

Today on Tablet

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Levanon Speaks

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

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Daybreak: P.A., U.S. in Talks Over U.N.

Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, and more in the news

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Europe Eases Into Spotlight Ahead of U.N. Vote

Peace process breakdown weakens the U.S.

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Embassy Clash Is One More Crisis for Israel

Has Netanyahu prepared his country for this trying moment?

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Mother’s Helper

Lucette Lagnado’s first memoir was dominated by her colorful father. In The Arrogant Years, she plumbs the heartbreaking life of her mother.

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The Turkish Rivalry Heats Up

Does this mean Israel should apologize?

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Daybreak: A Line That Says ‘Go’

Plus Turkish tensions, occupied Sinai, and more in the news

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Daybreak: 400k Israelis to the Streets

Plus Iran offers limited nuclear deal, Egypt shuts down tunnels, and more in the news

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What Egyptian Democracy Means for Israel

A newly empowered citizenry looks northward

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But How’d They Get Wolf Blitzer?

Press release of the day

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Dead Israeli Pelican of Course Called a Spy

Mossad continues its top-secret ‘Operation Moo’

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Israel, Iran Send Reinforcements to Red Sea

This will surely end well

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Israel and Egypt’s Deeper Ties

Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.

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Daybreak: Sinai To Be Remilitarized

Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news

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Make Like an Egyptian Tree, and Avoid Israel

Palm frond export ban threatens Sukkot lulav supply

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Sundown: Today I Am a Punching Bag

Plus, the ‘Jewish Indiana Jones,’ Benny Morris on Egypt, and more

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Daybreak: U.N. Bloc Moves Against Syria

Plus, further Gaza warring, bulking Southern defenses, and more in the news

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Embroiled

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.

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Daybreak: Egypt Crisis Ends*

Plus safer Sinai, Human Rights Council acts on Syria, and more in the news

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One Weekend, Two Crises

A brouhaha with Egypt, and rockets from Gaza

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Daybreak: Assad Insists He Will Stay

Plus, to the shores of Tripoli, pressure to escalate in Gaza, and more in the news

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Sundown: A Hot Summer in Sinai

Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more