Daybreak: Iran Blusters, Cowers

Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news

After the Fall

Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.

Daybreak: Republicans Take Their Shots

Plus Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news

Let’s Look at the Egyptian Election Results

The good news: there are still two more. The bad news: there are still two more.

Lax Americana

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.

Sundown: Iceland To Recognize Palestinian State

Plus, election day in Egypt, El Al ‘ambassadors,’ and more

From Cairo to Jerusalem

What unrest and elections to the south could mean to the north

Split Ends

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

Eclipsed

U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.

U.S. Prisoner Unsung Player in Shalit Affair

It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well

Crossed

The deadly crackdown on protesting Egyptian Copts marks a turning point in the military’s post-Mubarak rule. Is this what democracy looks like?

Is Egypt Coming Apart?

Sectarian strife, remilitarized Sinai point to uncertain future

Mirage

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.

What Egyptian Democracy Means for Israel

A newly empowered citizenry looks northward

Israel and Egypt’s Deeper Ties

Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.

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