Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy
Conflict may foretell whether the new boss is still the old boss
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
But the Egyptian military has other ideas
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
Plus the Iran talks are stalled, and more in the news
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
Aboul Fotouh reaps benefit of Brotherhood fatigue, opponent’s Mubarak link
Ken Livingstone, the once and perhaps future London mayor, has made a string of anti-Semitic remarks. Why do his party’s leaders indulge him?
Salafists, Christians could defeat Muslim Brotherhood for presidency
Plus the Islamist who would be president, and more in the news
The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas can’t be written off as easily anymore
Plus Israeli Conservatives to introduce gay rabbis, and more
Plus Egypt prisoner swap in the works, and more in the news
Currently disqualified, former Mubarak VP aims for Egyptian presidency
Plus the are-sanctions-working debate, and more in the news
What are the implications for the U.S. and Israel?
Plus U.S. joins Arab states to fund Syrian rebels, and more in the news
Hamas, Fatah Are Far Apart, but Hope—and Reason to Hope—Remains
Hamas finally comes out against the Assad regime, its longtime patron, striking a major blow against Iran’s bid for Shia regional dominance
Democracy best promoted through staff on the ground, not Congress
Plus Iran not giving up program, and more in the news
Plus tragic accident in West Bank kills 10 Palestinians, and more in the news
The Egyptian government is preparing a show trial for 19 American pro-democracy organizers. Is this what life after Hosni Mubarak looks like?
Plus more settlements prompt more U.S. words, and more
Hamas leader has broader ambitions
Popular group must guard right flank but also stand up to military
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Plus Jews slowly heading for the GOP? and more