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Mubarak and Two Sons Freed

Legal saga of former Egyptian ruler ends with a large fine for embezzlement

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Hosni Mubarak Convicted of Embezzlement

Ousted Egyptian president and his two sons sentenced to three years in prison

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Arab Demonization of Jews Is a Historical Anomaly—and Shows the Limits of Today’s Leaders

The Arab Spring was an opportunity to discard anti-Semitism adopted from colonialists. Instead, it’s gotten worse.

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Mandy Patinkin’s Story; Mubarak Ordered Freed

Plus Iron Dome battery deployed in Netanya, and more in the news

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Egypt Update: Church Is Canceled, Gen. Sisi Is Jewish

Plus Hosni Mubarak’s encyclopedia of ailments

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What Mubarak’s Release Means For Egypt

Releasing the 85-year-old former president will only further divide the country

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Islamists and Egyptian Military Trade Massacres

Plus former president Hosni Mubarak will reportedly be released from jail

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Group Tied to Al-Qaida Fired Rocket at Eilat

Fortunately, Iron Dome knocked the down missile

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Will Egypt Save Itself From Total Collapse by Going to War With Israel?

Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear

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U.S. to Hand Egypt $1B With No Strings Attached

The State Department previously sought guarantees on human rights

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How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

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Dumb and Dumber: When Neocons and Obama Liberals Agree

How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East

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Sundown: Egypt Riots on Anniversary of Revolt

Plus Bernard Malamud stories to get a celluloid second life

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Better a Pharaoh or a Tempest?

They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.

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The Popular Front Against Iran

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy

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What’s Next for Egypt?

The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life

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The Cold War’s Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today’s Middle East

Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts

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Egypt Heads to Polls Amid Uncertain Outcome

13 candidates, four frontrunners, (probably) two finalists

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An Egyptian Democrat Gives Up

The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.

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Moderate Islamist Is Egypt’s Frontrunner

Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link

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Ultra-Right Backs Moderate Islamist in Egypt

Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency

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Adel Imam and Arab Farce

Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.

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Omar Comin’?

Currently disqualified, former Mubarak VP aims for Egyptian presidency

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Hostage Crisis

The Egyptian government is preparing a show trial for 19 American pro-democracy organizers. Is this what life after Hosni Mubarak looks like?

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Egypt’s Brotherhood Blazes Central Trail

Popular group must guard right flank but also stand up to military

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Sundown: N.J. Rabbi Faces Five Years in Prison

Plus, Portman to make vegan documentary, Kunis does Dior, and more

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Israeli-Palestinian ‘Meeting’ Today in Jordan

New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity

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After the Fall

Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.

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Lax Americana

The U.S. could stop Iran from going nuclear. But policy-makers won’t risk the repercussions of a devastating attack on the Islamic Republic.

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Mob Tactics

Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home