With Natural Gas Fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel Now Has a New Front: the Sea

As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia

In Trouble, Turkey’s Leader Blames Israel—Raising Tension for His Country’s Jews


Many blame Recep Tayyip Erdogan for rising anti-Semitism, but the legacy of his conspiracy-mongering may outlast his rule

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Typo; Erdogan’s Ennui

Plus an argument for European Jews heading elsewhere, and more in the news

Turkey Hawks Bird as Israeli Mossad Spy Beacon, Ruffles Feathers

Bird-brained conspiracy theories keep a tenacious foothold in the Arab Middle East, where science lags behind the West

How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

Obama’s Turkey

The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot

Behind Obama’s Turkey Win

How Bibi Netanyahu handed the American president a big trophy—and got what Israel wanted all along

Sundown: More on Israeli and Turkish Détente

Plus Passover tales galore

Bibi Apologizes for Turkish Flotilla Incident

Netanyahu admits that there were “operational mistakes”

Daybreak: Habemus Obama Visit!

Plus the Baltimore Ravens will NOT be playing on Rosh Hashanah

John Kerry Roasts Turkey

On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.

Daybreak: Syrian Regime Truly Beyond Hope

Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news

Sundown: Bibi on ‘Time’

Plus Crown Heights’ new art gallery, a Dybbuk horror film, and more

Bernard Lewis’ Stubborn Hope

In Notes on a Century, the historian is still optimistic about a ‘great civilization’ in the Muslim world

In ‘Time,’ Erdogan, and Cantor on Netanyahu

‘Time 100′ suggests closer Turkish-Qatari, GOP-Bibi ties

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