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Meet the Kurds, a Historically Oppressed People Who Will Get Their Own State

While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East

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Israel Spent $1,250 To Lobby America in 2013

New study shows other countries spend much more on influencing America

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In Saudi Arabia, a Muslim Call to Prayer Inspires Jewish Prayer—in Private

I had to lie about my religion to enter the kingdom on business, but I would continue to daven every morning in secret

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Robert Malley To Join National Security Council

Worked on the Arab-Israeli peace process under President Clinton

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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

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Iran Nuclear Deal Is Still Not in Effect

The groups have resumed talking in Geneva though

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Report: Israel and Saudi Arabia Co-Planning Iran Attack

You might call this the ultimate brushback pitch

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The Arab-Israeli Peace Process Is Over. Enter the Era of Chaos.

The theater of the peace process was key to U.S. hegemony in the Middle East—and without the process, there will be no peace

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Report: Iran Weeks Away from Nuclear Weapon

Another trying week on Iran and its nuclear program draws to a close

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Saudi Arabia Blasts American Policy on Iran, Syria

Saudi officials declaring ‘major’ shift away from the United States

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Israel Not Alone in Wanting to Stop Iran

Reports of cooperation between Israel, Gulf States against Iran’s nuclear program

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Israeli Marriage Freedom Ranks With Iran, Saudi Arabia

Jewish divorce is back in the news

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Egypt Was Promised $8B in Aid and Loans

Thanks, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

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President Obama to Visit Israel Next Month

He will also make a few stops elsewhere in the region

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Imagining Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense

How the role of defense secretary is being defined

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Hamas’ Lifeblood: Money

Saudi charities fund terrorists and their families—including Hamas’ late military chief Ahmed Jabari

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Saudis’ Proxy War Against Iran

Ethnic minorities, backed by neighboring Arab countries, are ramping up assaults against the regime in Tehran

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A 2016 Mideast Dispatch

In this report from the future, the U.S. pulls out of the Gulf as the Saudis cozy up to Avigdor Lieberman

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Obama vs. Romney in Arabic

For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.

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IKEA and the Business of Airbrushing Women

The Swedish furniture purveyor omits women from its Saudi catalog

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The Popular Front Against Iran

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy

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Daybreak: For West, ‘Defeat’ in Syria

Plus Abbas reacts to the Arab Spring, and more in the news

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We’re Glad We’re Good For Something

Quote of the Day

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Iran Foes Try to Coax China

Hope is that economic fears will prompt support for sanctions

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High Noon: Saudi Arms Package Goes Through

Plus Ed Koch vs. Ron Paul, and more

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Sundown: Saudi Bombs?

Plus J Street vs. Berkeley, CAP responds, and more

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Was the Iran Plot Real? It Barely Matters.

U.S., Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of trying to kill ambassadors

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Daybreak: Gilad Chai

Plus the Gaza blockade, Iran lashes out, and more in the news

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What the Iranian Plot Means

For starters, is it credible?

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Deal for Shalit Signed

UPDATED: Israeli soldier has been in captivity in Gaza for more than five years; deal reached with Egyptian mediation