Attack on School Bus Prompts Instant Response

Israel fires on Gaza City for first time since Cast Lead

For Israel, Peace or War?

In a massively tense situation, something will have to give

Sundown: Goldstone Report Stays, Says U.N.

Plus Peres and Obama talk Pollard, and more

Hamas’s Provocation Trap

How will Israel respond to continued rocket attacks?

Daybreak: Gaza Escalating

Plus, Syria continues to crack down, and more in the news

Sundown: Israeli Strikes Kill Eight

Plus, the new Coney Island hot dog, and more

Daybreak: Katsav Sentenced for Rape

Plus Israel retaliates, and more in the news

Hamas Launches Barrage, and Signs Its Name

Out of the blue attack likely meant to provoke, distract

Daybreak: Egypt Votes MB-Backed Reforms

Plus Israel admits it has Palestinian engineer, and more in the news

Sundown: Weapons Came from Iran

Plus Sheen wins with Israelis, a Yiddisheh workout, and more

Hamas, P.A. Crack Down on Unity Protests

Sketchy reports of violence emerge from Gaza, West Bank, and even Syria

After Abbas

Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.

Daybreak: Obama’s Mideast Strategy

Plus Palestinian engineer taken, the tsunami, and more in the news

Nation State

Nationalism plays a vital role in Egyptian life, and its influence—despite Arab nationalism’s frequent association with dictatorial regimes—could be a key bulwark against religious extremism there

Jewel of the Nile

Yussuf al-Qaradawi, the world’s most popular and authoritative Sunni cleric, is a Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Egyptian based in Qatar. A return to his home country would be dangerous for Israel and the West.

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