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.

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.

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