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What Iran Will Buy With Obama’s $50 Billion

Why the idea that economic and social pressure can keep Hezbollah in check is deeply flawed

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Did Netanyahu Put Anti-Semitic Words in Hezbollah’s Mouth?

Critics say Congress speech contained fabricated quote. Audio says otherwise.

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Hezbollah Heading for the Golan Heights

How the flare-up on the Israel-Lebanon border may portend a larger conflict

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A Tale of Three Twitter Feeds: Hamas Tweets in Arabic, English, and Hebrew

Analysis of the social-media messaging of Hamas’ military wing reveals distinct voices for the West, the Arab Middle East, and Israel

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A World Without Jews: Hitler’s Dream Still Makes Us Uneasy

Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht

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Hezbollah Offers to Help Syria Recapture the Golan

The Lebanon-based militia also says Syria will give it “game-changing” weapons

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Treasury Dept. Designates Hassan Nasrallah

How sanctions linking Hezbollah chief to Assad regime could pay dividends

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Sundown: Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Threatens

Plus a Gaza building boom?

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‘New York’ Does Beirut, With Disastrous Results

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah is more than a ‘mover and shaker’

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Sundown: Prime Prime Minister

Plus Israeli minister cautions on settlement growth, and more

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Assange Hosts Žižek and David Horowitz

‘The World Tomorrow’ today

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WikiLeaks’ Assange Hosts Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

On first episode of Russia Today show, guest pines for end of Israel

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Fallible

Infiltrated by up to a dozen CIA spies, Hezbollah, the official party of God, is taking hits to its prestige—and revealing its weakness

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Is The P.A. Statehood Drive Good For the P.A?

Not really. Let us count the ways.

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Sundown: Rafah Re-Opened

Plus accused Giffords shooter won’t stand trial now, and more

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Democratic State

While protests rage across the Arab Middle East, Israel stands as a regional model of resiliency, relevance, and democratic adaptability. And the Arab states will have to be more like it to survive.

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Sundown: Sephardic Little People to Outlive Us

Plus Dershowitz and Assange join forces, and more

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U.N. Files Sealed Indictment in Lebanese Killing

Hezbollah grabs more power to Israel’s north

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Southern Exposure

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to Hezbollah reveals the deepening isolation of the Shia in Lebanon

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Daybreak: The Iran-Lebanon Merger

Plus A’jad praises, meets with Hezbollah, and more in the news

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Theater of War

Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah

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Messaging System

Iran maintains an information-warfare front—it’s called Hezbollah

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Wrong Move

The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’

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Sundown: Write Your Own Punch-Line

Plus nuclear reactors for all, and more

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The Guns of August

Is U.S. military aid to Lebanon being used against Israel?

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The Next Lebanon War

A Lebanon-Israel conflict is a matter of when, not if, and the United States has an interest in the outcome

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Syriana

Bashar al-Assad has maintained his country’s key position in Mideast politics by drawing out the peace process and turning it into warfare by other means

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Craving

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah wants war. His public wants war. But to get the war that he wants, he has to wait.

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Reading Like a Middle Easterner

Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right

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My Grandmother Loves Hezbollah

She loves peace, but she also loves the pride and dignity the Iran-backed group and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, claim to provide