Legal saga of former Egyptian ruler ends with a large fine for embezzlement
Ousted Egyptian president and his two sons sentenced to three years in prison
The Arab Spring was an opportunity to discard anti-Semitism adopted from colonialists. Instead, it’s gotten worse.
Plus Iron Dome battery deployed in Netanya, and more in the news
Plus Hosni Mubarak’s encyclopedia of ailments
Releasing the 85-year-old former president will only further divide the country
Plus former president Hosni Mubarak will reportedly be released from jail
Fortunately, Iron Dome knocked the down missile
Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear
The State Department previously sought guarantees on human rights
Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?
How neocons and Obama liberals have created catastrophe by consensus in the Middle East
Plus Bernard Malamud stories to get a celluloid second life
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
13 candidates, four frontrunners, (probably) two finalists
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link
Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency
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.
Currently disqualified, former Mubarak VP aims for Egyptian presidency
The Egyptian government is preparing a show trial for 19 American pro-democracy organizers. Is this what life after Hosni Mubarak looks like?
Popular group must guard right flank but also stand up to military
Plus, Portman to make vegan documentary, Kunis does Dior, and more
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.
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.
Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home