Abe Foxman Sang With the Maccabeats

An a cappella mash-up we didn’t need, but don’t entirely mind

Will Leon Panetta Ever Get His Vacation?

Opponents of the Hagel nomination write President Obama a letter

Daybreak: U.S. to Arm Syrian Rebels?

Plus Christine Quinn weighs the pros and cons of a Koch endorsement

Sundown: Lapid Won’t Block Bibi Government

Plus the Pentagon reverses ban on women in combat

Daybreak: U.S. Troops in Syria Unlikely

Plus the Treasury Department warns about Iran avoiding sanctions

Imagining Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense

How the role of defense secretary is being defined

What More Can the U.S. Do to Stop Iran?

A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi

Why the U.S. Could Bomb Iran

The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability

Who Leaked Israeli Iran Plan?

Some analysts say the White House leaked details of Israel’s alleged attack plan to discourage the Jewish state. Others call the idea ‘absurd.’

An Israeli Attack on Iran: Will It or Won’t It?

Weighing the evidence at the end of AIPAC week

Panetta Gets the Administration the Last Word

Mixes technical military talk with light schtick

Face Off

The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.

Deciphering the Iran Chatter

How much of the bluster is just rhetoric?

Daybreak: Iran Thaw?

Plus Meshaal in Amman, elections in Israel, and more in the news

The Iranian Tipping Point Approaches

A rickety economy and nuclear progress make war more likely

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