Crack-up

As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has cracked down on his own people, Washington has turned a blind eye for fear of what new regime might emerge. But it’s impossible for a new leader to be worse.

Statehood Threat Looming, Talks Called For

Can they pick up where they left off?

Daybreak: Fogel Murderers Arrested

Plus ‘Move Over AIPAC’ announced, and more in the news

The Palestinian Statehood Bluff

And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.

Defense Department

Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s anti-Semitism envoy, must defend Israel from delegitimization while confronting a growing wave of anti-Jewish rhetoric among European elites

Fashionable

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is every bit as dangerous and thuggish as his autocratic counterparts across the Middle East, yet for some reason Washington continues to embrace him

Shock Waves

The renewed violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be tied to the wave of unrest in the Arab world—as a distraction meant to lure the U.S. back to a failed peace process

One More Battle Between the U.S. and Iran

What Obama’s reactions to the Arab upheavals are really about

Daybreak: Giffords’ Medicine

Plus, Gilad Shalit proposal, and more in the news

Daybreak: Democracy in Half a Year

Plus Clinton mocks Iran, and more in the news

Daybreak: Protesters Call for ‘Millions’

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

Burning Bush

The mass uprising in Egypt that seems set to overthrow the Mubarak regime is the latest test of George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda. The U.S. and Israel are hoping it works out better than the previous three.

Democracy in Arabia

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False Accounting

Hillary Clinton told Arab leaders to clean house last week, encouraging an age of accountability. But until the Arab world has democratic institutions and an engaged populace, her words may be meaningless.

Nine Lives

Grinning through each reversal, the ever-bumbling, deeply unpopular Ehud Barak maneuvers to remain a political force in Israel and its leading voice to the West

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