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With Help From Tehran and Moscow, and Inaction by the U.S., Assad Is Poised To Stay

Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames

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Netanyahu Cancels Announced Settlement Plans

And blames his housing minister in record time

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New York Times calls Bibi ‘Hysterical’ on Iran

Meanwhile, new settlement plans create a new crisis

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In Iraq’s Kurdish Zone, Israelis and Long-Hidden Jews See Hope for Revived Ties

The prospect of an independent Kurdistan raises the possibility of renewing an alliance in Iran’s backyard

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Why Gay Marriage—Not AIPAC—May Determine Whether Bibi Bombs Iran

Supporting Israel requires American evangelical Christians to square their theological beliefs with the modern Jewish state. Can they?

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Report: Iran Weeks Away from Nuclear Weapon

Another trying week on Iran and its nuclear program draws to a close

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Remembering the Beirut Barracks Bombing

The Hezbollah suicide bombing killed 241 U.S. troops

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Saudi Arabia Blasts American Policy on Iran, Syria

Saudi officials declaring ‘major’ shift away from the United States

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Did the Sanctions Against Iran Finally Win Out?

Russia reportedly makes an offer that would be difficult to refuse

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Israel Needs to End Its Energy Ambiguity

A call to free Sheka and Teka, Israel’s Burt and Ernie

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We Gave Iran an Antique as a Token of Goodwill. Only Problem? It’s Fake.

The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999

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Pope to Visit Holy Land; Israel Gets 11th Nobel

Plus study finds higher rates of E. coli in kosher chicken, and more in the news

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The Cyber-War Against Iran Is a Real War, and a Rehearsal for Future Conflicts

Despite talk of a diplomatic thaw between Washington and Tehran, the U.S. is already locked in battle

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Rouhani Flaunts Nuke Breach; Weiner Gets A Play

Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news

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Report: Hezbollah to Quit Syria?

Hezbollah’s involvement, at the tune of 10,000 soldiers, hasn’t been without its costs

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Bibi Doin’ Work: U.S. to Support More Iran Sanctions

New sanctions to come if mid-month nuclear meeting doesn’t bear fruit

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Iran Cyber Commander Killed; Harry Potter Grows Up

Plus Muslim Brotherhood likens Egypt’s army to Hitler, and more in the news

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Israel Not Alone in Wanting to Stop Iran

Reports of cooperation between Israel, Gulf States against Iran’s nuclear program

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How to Stop Iran: The Jellyfish Option

Are all options really on the table? Because we have ideas.

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Iran’s Rouhani: Holocaust Happened, Caused Israel

Who’s calling this a charm offensive?

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Report: Iran Funding Hamas Again

Broke Hamas is suddenly not so upset about what Assad is doing

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How Iran Uses Terror Threats To Successfully Deter U.S. Military Action

Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered

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Obama, Iranian President Exchange Letters

And other strange developments

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Rabbis Briefed on Syria, Bibi Quotes Hillel

Plus a Saul Goodman Breaking Bad spinoff, and more in the news

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Weiner and Spitzer Out; Hasidim Buying Votes?

Plus another Daft Punk High Holiday parody video, and more in the news

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Did Vladimir Putin Bait a Trap for the United States in Damascus?

Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East

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Hassan Rouhani Takes Office, But Not Charge

How to usher in a new old era in Iran

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U.S. Passes Bill Imposing Stricter Iran Sanctions

Days before Hassan Rouhani is sworn in as Iran’s president

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Israeli Marriage Freedom Ranks With Iran, Saudi Arabia

Jewish divorce is back in the news

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Russia to Offer Iran an Air Defense System

Oh yes, and will help revive nuclear talks as well