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.

How Egyptian Unrest Affects Israel’s Energy

Natural gas shutdown leads to exploration of other options

Daybreak: Protesters Call for ‘Millions’

Plus Israel’s response, U.S. demands for ‘orderly transition,’ and more in the news

Daybreak: Lebanon Grows More Dangerous

Plus new Iran talks start, and more in the news

Mondo Weiss

Idiosyncratic and influential anti-Zionist blogger Philip Weiss has a complicated relationship with Israel, American Jewry, and himself

Daybreak: ‘Gabby Opened Her Eyes’

Plus confidence on Iran, flailing on Lebanon, and more in the news

Uncloaked

Meir Dagan, recently retired as chief of the Mossad, wanted to reestablish the agency as a powerful deterrent to Israel’s enemies. With a string of daring operations, he succeeded.

Assisted Suicide

When the Western press gives credence to anti-Israel propaganda, as it did in recent reports about a Palestinian woman killed by Israeli tear gas, it’s Arabs who are hurt most

Daybreak: Iran Reported Years Away from Bomb

Plus Gaza strikes, Debbie Friedman, and more in the news

Sundown: Gaza’s ‘Planned’ Economy

Plus Mama Streisand, Judah Magnes, and more

Daybreak: Prelude to a Second Cast Lead?

Plus A’jad may have played ball, and more in the news

Midday: Workfare, Not Studyfare!

Plus hot mommies, and more in the news

Midday: Gaza Tensions Subsiding

Plus Peretz in winter, and more in the news

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