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On Iran, Time May Actually Be On Our Side

Evidence is that regime is shaky, arguably making attack less advisable

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The Tyrant’s Wife

As Syria’s first lady stands by her murderous husband, an Iranian activist remembers the Asma al-Assad she met on bike rides for peace

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Daybreak: Bibi’s Plans

Plus new inspections and new sanctions, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Israel Feeling Iran Attack Safer

Plus Adelson denies making a (poor) investment, and more in the news

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Venezuela’s Dispossessed

Half of Venezuela’s Jewish community fled under Hugo Chávez, who died this week. Will the other half follow?

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The Iranian Tipping Point Approaches

A rickety economy and nuclear progress make war more likely

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Rationale

The question policy-makers should focus on isn’t whether Iran would use a nuclear weapon, but how a bomb would embolden an already reckless regime

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Daybreak: Report Reax

Plus P.A. FM admits they don’t have the votes, and more in the news

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Sundown: Quartet Lays Out Roadmap

Plus Iranian bagels, the Irvine 11, Clinton vs. Bibi, and more

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Sundown: Mahmmy Being Mahmmy

Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more

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Ahmadinejad May Attend Columbia Event

So it is time to reacquaint ourselves with his avian namesake

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Sundown: Turkey Would Run Gaza Blockade

Plus A’jad chides Assad, boo to Dan Snyder, and more

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Daybreak: Sinai To Be Remilitarized

Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news

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Sundown: A Hot Summer in Sinai

Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more

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Daybreak: Bibi Proposes Housing Solution

Plus, Abbas declares emergency, Beck goes really tasteless, and more in the news

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No Haven

When Yale shuttered its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism last month, critics saw anti-Israel political correctness. But the project may simply have been a casualty of the university’s global ambitions.

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Daybreak: Syrian Peace Presently Off the Table

Plus A’jad’s dangerous game, Galliano in court, and more in the news

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Double Agent

The Arab Spring has cast new light on resistance in the Middle East. A rare 2007 encounter with the leader of Iran’s Jundullah reveals the murky place held by the region’s so-called freedom fighters.

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Generation X

The Arab Spring is liberating a generation from repressive political institutions, but the intellectual legacies of the regimes they are helping topple may be tougher to shake

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Pulp Fictions

A top Obama Afghanistan adviser reviews a new book examining the end-of-days pulp novels popular in the Islamic world, potboilers that mix Western science-fiction tropes with classic anti-Semitism

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Trial and Error

Studying the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial provided a reminder that it’s always crucial to confront Holocaust denialism, whether among Nazis in the immediate postwar years or from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today

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Sundown: Anti-Boycott Bill Passes

Plus the doctor is out, and more

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Democratic State

While protests rage across the Arab Middle East, Israel stands as a regional model of resiliency, relevance, and democratic adaptability. And the Arab states will have to be more like it to survive.

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Daybreak: Prelude to a Second Cast Lead?

Plus A’jad may have played ball, and more in the news

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Home Stand

Tajikistan was home to thousands of Bukharan Jews, and conditions seemed right for it to stay that way. But the legacy of Soviet persecution and recent Central Asian ties to Iran have made Jewish life more difficult to maintain.

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Sundown: Find Out What Your Leaders Are Paid

Plus A’jad-ology, Hitch on Hank, and more

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Personal Revolution

Iranian, American, Jewish: Reflections on a complicated life

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Sundown: Turkish Parsing

Plus gross bagel snacks, homo Seinfeld-economicus, and more

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Deadly Fictions

The classified diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks are the Pentagon Papers of the pro-Israel right

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Daybreak: Stuxnet Strikes!

Plus new referendum law, anti-Semitism in Britain, and more in the news

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