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The Druze Fight for Israel: Should They Now Fight Alone?

The creation of a well-armed, autonomous, and perhaps ultimately independent Druze region in southern Syria may be the West’s best chance at stemming the spread of radical Islamism

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Israel Tightens Security at Borders After Attacks at Egyptian Checkpoints

ISIS affiliate claims responsibility; Netanyahu vows to fight Islamist terror ‘guided by Iran’

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The Life and Death of Steven Sotloff, Part 2

A reporter’s friends use Facebook to try and save his life: Driven by a growing sense that the U.S. government could not or would not save Sotloff from captivity, a group of family members, colleagues, and Jewish communal leaders coalesced into a ragtag—and tragically unsuccessful—rescue effort.

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The Life and Death of Steven Sotloff, Part 1

How a freelancer’s Heaven turned into Hell: Inspired by a blend of bravery, wanderlust, and humanism, a budding journalist ventured—without the kind of institutional structure and support that would have been common a decade ago—into an inflamed Middle East.

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So, What Went Wrong With the Arab Spring?

Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become

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Gilad, My Enemy

Iran, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Shia, Sunni, Muslim, Jew

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The One Website You Should Visit This Passover

Movements.org is crowdsourcing liberty around the world

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Obama’s Harvest of Violence

A pact with Iran sends a clear message to Arab liberals: No one will help you

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It’s Not Springtime in Tunisia Anymore

In the wake of deadly attacks, why the one vaunted Arab Spring exception may not be an exception at all

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Times Flubs Israel’s Elections, Slams Bibi’s ‘Racist’ Rant

Was his comment really worse than American politicians’ electioneering?

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The Reign of Terror, Year XX

The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war

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How Crusaders Slaughtered the Jews of Mainz

And why Obama was only partly right in comparing Christians to ISIS

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Sadomasochism and the Jihadi Death Cult

A psychoanalytic look at why people throw themselves into campaigns of murder and suicide

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Steven Sotloff and James Foley Honored With Daniel Pearl Award

Journalists murdered by ISIS recognized posthumously by ADL

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ISIS Murders Captured Jordanian Pilot

Video purportedly shows hostage held since December being burned to death

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It’s Time To Arm Muslim Moderates Against Extremists

Who else can step up and rescue the faith from the fanatics who’ve hijacked it?

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Why Funding, Weapons for Paris Attacks Likely Came From Abroad

France’s capital is a key battleground for Middle East political warfare

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Frantz Fanon Is the Manichaean Prophet of Today’s Middle East

The apostle of Third-Worldist violence as a cleansing flame is alive and well, and raging across the region

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The Good Left, the Seedy Left, and the Kurds

For 40 years, people on the left have defended the Kurds, who are a force against barbarism, in a region filled with barbarism. The left must continue to defend them.

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Naomi Wolf Didn’t Just ‘Go Crazy.’ Read ‘The Beauty Myth.’

Why critical thinking sliding into paranoia and overstatement is both destructive and distracting

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Kerry Links Rise of ISIS With Failed Peace Talks

Secretary of State: ‘I see a lot of heads nodding’

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Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS

Because they want the same things that teenage boys want: a strong sense of meaning and purpose

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Rooting for the Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

But defeating the brutal jihadist group will require international assistance

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Evil Is a Dirty Word

Who is to blame for the spectacle of black-uniformed holy warriors conducting human sacrifices?

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ISIS and the New Face of Narcoterrorism

The disturbing connection between drug trafficking and modern terrorism

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The Godfather’s Guide to the Middle East

Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family

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He Tortured for ISIS: So, Why Was He at Large Before the Jewish Museum Massacre?

French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley

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Ted Cruz Exposes Christian Bigotry Against Jews In the Middle East

Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire

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U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff Murdered by ISIS

Captors reportedly didn’t know he was Jewish, held dual Israeli citizenship

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Obama Confirms ISIS Murder of U.S Journalist

James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, was killed by jihadist terror group