An al-Qaida compound contained a 1,500-cassette audio library containing sermons, intimate conversations, and music. There’s no N.W.A. or Streisand, but there is an Algerian-Jewish songwriter.
The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war
The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.
The Jewish judge in the case is trying to dissuade him
Plus a terror trial in New York and a wedding day letter
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Plus a look back on Lincoln Square Synagogue
Plus a plan to legalize the settlements in the West Bank?
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
Plus the U.S. Navy increases Gulf presence, and more
The president says he’s got Israel’s back regarding Iran. So, why hasn’t the White House readied the American public for a possible military strike?
Mixes technical military talk with light schtick
Or, if you must, celebrate it on 5/2
Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11
The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Al-Qaida cell phones confirmed Pakistani complicity in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden. That country’s military and intelligence patronage of terrorism requires the United States to take a harder line there.
Plus Palin’s ‘Bird-Nose,’ and more
The recent arrest of Pakistani nationals in the aftermath of Bin Laden’s death reveals that the operation was the result of internal Middle East politics—and no coup for U.S. spycraft
Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more
Comment of the week
Plus a Jewish baseball milestone, Larry King’s bagelry, and more
The recent rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas may be a blessing. It exposes the fatal flaw at the heart of the peace process: the West’s fantasy of Palestinian moderation.
Intellectual condemns Bin Laden raid, compares al-Qaida favorably to U.S.
This week in Israel: Bin Laden makes waves, Hamas and Fatah sign a deal, a former president prepares for prison, and El Al’s first female captain takes off
In a Kosher restaurant in Brooklyn, news of Osama Bin Laden’s death prompted inconclusive but spirited talk of President Obama, Israel, Jews, and terrorism
Plus Madonna’s out of Africa, and more
Plus, trouble at the Tomb, the Richard Jacobs kerfuffle, and more in the news
Some post-Yom HaShoah reading