Getting Rid of National Borders in the Middle East Won’t End Sectarian Warfare

The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality

Syrian Forces Seize Rebel Town Near Lebanon

With Hezbollah’s help, Assad secures last rebel stronghold on border

Sex, Leave, and Videotape

Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home

Israel Strikes Lebanon Near Syrian Border

Warplanes target an arms smuggling route near a Hezbollah stronghold

With Natural Gas Fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel Now Has a New Front: the Sea

As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia

If Israel Makes Arabs Mad at the U.S., Our Partnership With Iran Will Make Them Even Madder

In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies

Hezbollah Acquiring Advanced Missile Parts

U.S. officials say group is smuggling weapons into Lebanon piece by piece

With Hezbollah Away, Lebanon to Play (Ball)?

Lebanese soldier to be prosecuted in killing of Israeli soldier

EU Offers Aid for Peace Deal; Bloomberg’s Legacy

Plus Israeli soldier killed patrolling Lebanese border, and more in the news

Remembering the Beirut Barracks Bombing

The Hezbollah suicide bombing killed 241 U.S. troops

Report: Hezbollah to Quit Syria?

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

Rapfogel’s $5 Million Spree; Threat in Mumbai

Plus Mark Rothko and Shel Silverstein’s birthdays, and more in the news

At IDF’s Faux Hezbollah Village, Israeli Troops Prepare for a Third Lebanon War

Last week’s rocket attack and the weekend’s car bombing in Tripoli add urgency to Israeli counterinsurgency drills

Bob Filner Resigns; Swiss Poll on Jewish Power

Plus Israel strikes back at Lebanon, and more in the news

Rockets Fired From Lebanon Into Israel

Iron Dome intercepted one, three landed in field near Nahariya

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