Smelly Little Orthodoxies of Iran’s Left

The anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism of Iranian intellectuals is especially troubling for one former comrade

Meet the Kurds, a Historically Oppressed People Who Will Get Their Own State

While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East

Obama Thinks Iran Can Rescue American Interests in the Middle East: He’s Wrong

The United States sees an ally in a regime that is too predatory—and too weak—to be a reliable foreign-policy partner

Iraqi Insurgents Boast They’re Building an Arab Super-State

They’re hardly the first to try, or make this claim

In Iran Dealings, the Fantasy of a Grand Bargain Persists—but It’s Actually Just a Bad Deal

The Obama Administration’s plans to exit the region are a gift to the regime in Tehran, nuclear deal or no

Iranian Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg

Demands Facebook’s ‘Zionist director’ defend himself over privacy concerns

The White House Says the Peace Process Is Never Over—But Neither Is the Conflict

The break in negotiations with Ramallah means Netanyahu can focus on the other permanent threat: Iran

Iran Bans WhatsApp Because Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish

But Facebook, which bought the free messaging service this year, isn’t banned

Iran’s Chief Rabbi Dies at 98

Yosef Hamadani Cohen led Iran’s Jewish community since 1994

A Reply To ‘Reading Megillah in Tehran’

Asking whether Jews in Iran are really free to celebrate

While West Focuses on Crimea, Russia Continues To Make Trouble in the Middle East

The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis

Iran’s Ramped-Up Cold War With Israel Is a Sign of Tehran’s Weakness, Not Strength

As the war in Syria deepens sectarian splits among Muslims, Iran’s choice to send rockets to Gaza is a sign the emperor has no clothes

Reading Megillah in Tehran: How Iranian Jews Celebrate Purim

As Jews around the world commemorate the rescue of Persian Jewry, how do those who live where the story took place mark the day?

Back in Israel, Netanyahu Stays Serious on Iran

Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza

Kerry Appeals to Iran for American’s Release

Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance

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