As their sons and ‘temporary husbands’ are ripped from them to fight a proxy war in Syria, grieving mothers and brides are compensated with only a promise of spiritual redemption from Sayyeda Zaynab, a granddaughter of the Prophet
Dispatch from the border, 10 years after the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War. How long until the next war—inevitably—begins?
An interview with Israeli television lands French citizen, novelist, and essayist Amin Maalouf in a bizarre and ignorant thought-crime hell
At a lonely army outpost in 1994, Israel was shown the difference between radicals and fanatics—and between soldiers and storytellers. But the West didn’t learn.
The State Department cut funding to NGO that cultivates moderate Shiite voices in opposition to Hezbollah
A pact with Iran sends a clear message to Arab liberals: No one will help you
How the flare-up on the Israel-Lebanon border may portend a larger conflict
First fatal Hezbollah attack in Israel’s north since 2006 raises questions about deterrence
Who else can step up and rescue the faith from the fanatics who’ve hijacked it?
Beyond the selfie drama, this year’s pageant was a deliciously absurd spectacle
Outrage after Miss Lebanon appears in a photo with Miss Israel
The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality
With Hezbollah’s help, Assad secures last rebel stronghold on border
Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home
Warplanes target an arms smuggling route near a Hezbollah stronghold
As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia
In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies
U.S. officials say group is smuggling weapons into Lebanon piece by piece
Lebanese soldier to be prosecuted in killing of Israeli soldier
Plus Israeli soldier killed patrolling Lebanese border, and more in the news
The Hezbollah suicide bombing killed 241 U.S. troops
Hezbollah’s involvement, at the tune of 10,000 soldiers, hasn’t been without its costs
Plus Mark Rothko and Shel Silverstein’s birthdays, and more in the news
Last week’s rocket attack and the weekend’s car bombing in Tripoli add urgency to Israeli counterinsurgency drills
Plus Israel strikes back at Lebanon, and more in the news
Iron Dome intercepted one, three landed in field near Nahariya
Suspects linked to Hezbollah’s military wing, Interior Ministry says
Israel’s failures in 2006 foreshadow the challenges that lie ahead in a fractured Middle East—and the coming wars there
Will the call to list the Lebanese group’s military wing as a terrorist organization in the European Union have any effect?
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map