In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies
Beijing proved masterful at enabling Pyongyang to expand its program, and did the same for Pakistan. Now it’s Tehran’s turn.
The groups have resumed talking in Geneva though
Lebanese soldier to be prosecuted in killing of Israeli soldier
A wrinkle in the nuclear deal emerges, plus advice from Billy Joel
The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
You’ll never guess who Iran’s state media thinks was behind the assassination
It’s based on existence
An interim accord with Iran was just signed. Here’s what it says.
Plus Israel registers its disappointment
Responses to Ayatollah Khamenei calling Israel ‘a rabid dog’ have been mixed
Reuters reports Ayatollah Ali Khamenei runs a $95 billion empire
Plus U.S. may put Syria’s chemical weapons on a barge, and more in the news
‘Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce’ is one of eight stories in a theater production based on Persian Jewish women’s lives
You might call this the ultimate brushback pitch
Meanwhile, there’s some optimism that a deal can be made next week
Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames
And blames his housing minister in record time
Meanwhile, new settlement plans create a new crisis
The prospect of an independent Kurdistan raises the possibility of renewing an alliance in Iran’s backyard
Supporting Israel requires American evangelical Christians to square their theological beliefs with the modern Jewish state. Can they?
Another trying week on Iran and its nuclear program draws to a close
The Hezbollah suicide bombing killed 241 U.S. troops
Saudi officials declaring ‘major’ shift away from the United States
Russia reportedly makes an offer that would be difficult to refuse