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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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Sundown: Happy Purim!

Plus carping over gefilte fish, and more bad puns

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Daybreak: The Dubai Mystery, Weirder Still

Plus Israel goes to California, Weiner on “chutzpah,” and more in the news

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Daybreak: Dubai Murder Mystery

Plus new U.S. Syria envoy also killed Jesse James, and more

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Daybreak: Bibi and Dmitry

Plus skirmish over Lebanon, Palestinian sex scandal, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Clinton Reveals Peace Plan

Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more

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‘Commentary’: Feminists Are Ruining Purim

But isn’t some reinterpretation necessary?

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Sundown: Iranian Reactor Ready in ’10

Plus Shalom mon!, the Bible is even older, and more

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Sundown: Al Qaeda Think It’s Too Cool For Hamas

Plus post-Holocaust Picassos, Vampire Weekend’s Jewishness, and more

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U.S.-Arab Talks Held, To Pave Road to Peace

Multibillion-dollar arms deal thrown into mix

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Mazel Tov, Chelsea

Former first daughter engaged

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Daybreak: Israeli Operations, Official and Not

Plus another flu casualty, Clinton keeps clarifying, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Clinton’s Diplomatic Challenge

Plus fear of loners, and more Goldstone back-and-forth

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Daybreak: Yemeni Jews Escape

Plus crime, progress, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Iran Deal Close

But Barak doesn’t like it, plus peace-talk status reports, military exercises, and more in the news

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Sundown: From Stewart to Leibowitz?

Plus, Weiner’s Muslim fiancée

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Broken Engagement

How Iran’s presidential election changed U.S. foreign policy

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Daybreak: Permanent Fence

Bibi’s plans, Hillary’s umbrella, and more in the morning news

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Arabs Must Step Up

Clinton says in Council on Foreign Relations address

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Daybreak: Is Hillary Losing the Jews?

Debunking myths, subway slander, and more from the news

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Daybreak: Israel, U.S. to Keep Talking

A swine flu scare, justice for Holocaust victims, and more from the morning news

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Up Against The Man

How did a woman become the establishment candidate? And does voting for her make me feminist? Or fusty?