Or: tomorrow’s Republican talking point, today
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.
Plus Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news
The good news: there are still two more. The bad news: there are still two more.
The U.S. could stop Iran from going nuclear. But policy-makers won’t risk the repercussions of a devastating attack on the Islamic Republic.
Plus, election day in Egypt, El Al ‘ambassadors,’ and more
What unrest and elections to the south could mean to the north
Rather than focusing on the goal of removing Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria, the White House is busy worrying about the fractured nature of the opposition
U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.
It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well
The deadly crackdown on protesting Egyptian Copts marks a turning point in the military’s post-Mubarak rule. Is this what democracy looks like?
Sectarian strife, remilitarized Sinai point to uncertain future
Egyptian-Israeli relations reached a low point this weekend. But Egypt’s military, secure in its power, has no interest in undermining the 1979 peace treaty.
A newly empowered citizenry looks northward
Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.
Activists—from the youth protesting steep rents in Tel Aviv to those dejected by their failure to reform Washington—should listen to Moses, reject magical thinking, and learn how to play politics
Obama’s unsuccessful foreign policy in the Mideast is based not on idealism or realpolitik but anti-colonialism, a legacy of the collapse of the European empires
Plus the little boat that can’t, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Plus the flotilla to take to the air, and more in the news
Plus, next week the flotilla, settlement clash, and more in the news
Plus, Jewish gangsters, Conservatives on marriage, and more
Plus, September still looms, post-barrier Bil’in, and more in the news
The Egyptian protests that overthrew Hosni Mubarak failed to change the underlying realities of military domination, entrenched anti-Semitism, and limited foreign policy options
Plus, exit Mitchell, stage irrelevant, and more
Plus, anti-Jewish bomb plot neutralized, and more in the news
Likely future president paints a country more hostile to Israeli interests
Plus CUNY trustee digs deeper, and more in the news
Muslim Brotherhood, Moussa provide cause for Israeli concern