Daybreak: Arms Sales Come Under Review

Plus Iran boasts about ships, ‘Isratine,’ and more in the news

Nuclear Options: When is a Pre-emptive Nuclear Strike Moral?

Israel’s leading military ethicist, Moshe Halbertal, argues that in some cases a pre-emptive nuclear strike might be moral while nuclear retaliation might not

Daybreak: Democracy in Half a Year

Plus Clinton mocks Iran, and more in the news

Sundown: Is Iran Next?

Plus the ketubah is in, Birthright sex, and more

Egypt Sundown: Democracy, Hopefully

Plus the region-shaking, U.S. politicking, Moussa, and more

Iranian Grandmaster Checkmates Israeli

Latest gambit in rivalry leaves no endgame in sight

Civil Unrest to Israel’s North and South

Anti-Hezbollah protests in Lebanon; anti-Mubarak ones in Egypt

Lebanese Power Broker Supports Hezbollah

Druze leader Jumblatt sides with ‘the resistance’ against PM

U.N. Files Sealed Indictment in Lebanese Killing

Hezbollah grabs more power to Israel’s north

Uncloaked

Meir Dagan, recently retired as chief of the Mossad, wanted to reestablish the agency as a powerful deterrent to Israel’s enemies. With a string of daring operations, he succeeded.

Sundown: But How Will Iran Hire a Lawyer?

Plus Oy Boyz, and more

High Morals

A condescending moral double standard allows Western thinkers—notably Times foreign-affairs columnist Roger Cohen—to praise the Middle East’s worst regimes

Home Stand

Tajikistan was home to thousands of Bukharan Jews, and conditions seemed right for it to stay that way. But the legacy of Soviet persecution and recent Central Asian ties to Iran have made Jewish life more difficult to maintain.

Midday: Gaza Tensions Subsiding

Plus Peretz in winter, and more in the news

Identity Crisis

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