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The Druze Fight for Israel: Should They Now Fight Alone?

The creation of a well-armed, autonomous, and perhaps ultimately independent Druze region in southern Syria may be the West’s best chance at stemming the spread of radical Islamism

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The Life and Death of Steven Sotloff, Part 2

A reporter’s friends use Facebook to try and save his life: Driven by a growing sense that the U.S. government could not or would not save Sotloff from captivity, a group of family members, colleagues, and Jewish communal leaders coalesced into a ragtag—and tragically unsuccessful—rescue effort.

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The Life and Death of Steven Sotloff, Part 1

How a freelancer’s Heaven turned into Hell: Inspired by a blend of bravery, wanderlust, and humanism, a budding journalist ventured—without the kind of institutional structure and support that would have been common a decade ago—into an inflamed Middle East.

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Is the U.S. Placating Iran—in Lebanon?

The State Department cut funding to NGO that cultivates moderate Shiite voices in opposition to Hezbollah

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What Iran Will Buy With Obama’s $50 Billion

Why the idea that economic and social pressure can keep Hezbollah in check is deeply flawed

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Losing the Thread of Palmyra

A cloth-seller in Jerusalem feels the effects of Syria’s war

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Operation Red Falcon

He was one of the greatest spies the Mossad had ever seen. Then he brought his own country to the brink of war.

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It’s Not Springtime in Tunisia Anymore

In the wake of deadly attacks, why the one vaunted Arab Spring exception may not be an exception at all

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The Reign of Terror, Year XX

The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war

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World Food Program Ends Aid to Syrian Refugees

Due to lack of funds, the U.N. organization said it would cease distributing vouchers to refugees

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Notorious Eichmann Aide Died in Syria in 2010

Simon Wiesenthal Center confirms death of Alois Brunner four years ago

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Syrian State News Now Available in Hebrew

‘Impartial’ Hebrew-language site will detail attacks on Palestinians, Syrians

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Kerry Links Rise of ISIS With Failed Peace Talks

Secretary of State: ‘I see a lot of heads nodding’

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Rooting for the Women Fighting ISIS in Syria

But defeating the brutal jihadist group will require international assistance

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The Godfather’s Guide to the Middle East

Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family

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Meet the Syrian Sugihara

Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime

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He Tortured for ISIS: So, Why Was He at Large Before the Jewish Museum Massacre?

French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley

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Ted Cruz Exposes Christian Bigotry Against Jews In the Middle East

Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire

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U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff Murdered by ISIS

Captors reportedly didn’t know he was Jewish, held dual Israeli citizenship

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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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The Continuing Mysteries of the Aleppo Codex

Developments in the saga of the missing perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible, whose future is still unknown

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Teen Killed by Syrian Forces in Golan Heights

Israel retaliates with airstrikes on nine military targets in Syria

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Iraqi Insurgents Boast They’re Building an Arab Super-State

They’re hardly the first to try, or make this claim

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Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting Suspect Arrested in France

29-year-old detained in Marseille with video claiming responsibility for attack

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Getting Rid of National Borders in the Middle East Won’t End Sectarian Warfare

The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality

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Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Syria

Retaliation for yesterday’s bombing that injured four IDF soldiers

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Daniel Rubinstein Appointed U.S. Envoy to Syria

The Jewish diplomat previously served as consul general in Jerusalem

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Bomb Wounds IDF Soldiers Near Syrian Border

Third incident in north of Israel in past two weeks

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Syrian Forces Seize Rebel Town Near Lebanon

With Hezbollah’s help, Assad secures last rebel stronghold on border

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While West Focuses on Crimea, Russia Continues To Make Trouble in the Middle East

The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis