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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

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Israeli Navy Intercepts Rockets Heading to Gaza

Syrian-made rockets reportedly flown to Iran then shipped to Gaza

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Israel Strikes Lebanon Near Syrian Border

Warplanes target an arms smuggling route near a Hezbollah stronghold

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Some Things Really Do Warrant Comparisons to Nazis

Most Nazi analogies are hyperbolic and irresponsible. But not all of them.

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Hezbollah Acquiring Advanced Missile Parts

U.S. officials say group is smuggling weapons into Lebanon piece by piece

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In 2013, America Swapped Its Sledgehammer for a Scalpel. Here’s Who Won and Lost.

The Pax Americana is over in the Middle East, and now the jockeying starts to see who will come out ahead

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With Hezbollah Away, Lebanon to Play (Ball)?

Lebanese soldier to be prosecuted in killing of Israeli soldier

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Syrian Rebels Allege Assad Used Poison Gas

A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up

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With Help From Tehran and Moscow, and Inaction by the U.S., Assad Is Poised To Stay

Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames

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Reports: Israel Attacked Syrian Military Base

Advanced weapons bound for Hezbollah were apparently the target

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Remembering the Beirut Barracks Bombing

The Hezbollah suicide bombing killed 241 U.S. troops

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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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Did the Sanctions Against Iran Finally Win Out?

Russia reportedly makes an offer that would be difficult to refuse

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Report: Hezbollah to Quit Syria?

Hezbollah’s involvement, at the tune of 10,000 soldiers, hasn’t been without its costs

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Obama at the UN: Tale of the Tape

The Scroll breaks down Obama’s speech today at the General Assembly

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How Iran Uses Terror Threats To Successfully Deter U.S. Military Action

Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered

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Joe Biden to Headline J Street Conference

Proof of peace process or proof of it not being an election year?

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UN Experts Confirm Chemical Weapons Use in Syria

French, British, American officials point to Assad

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Discarded Draft of Putin’s Opinion Piece on Syria

The Russian premier got a lot of help from the editors

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Rabbis Briefed on Syria, Bibi Quotes Hillel

Plus a Saul Goodman Breaking Bad spinoff, and more in the news

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On Behalf of the Jews, Please Accept These Yom Kippur Apologies. Please.

We gave the world Anthony Weiner and Michael Bloomberg, and even our holidays screwed up everyone’s summer

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Report: Syria to Declare Chemical Weapons Arsenal

Kerry immediately responds that it’s not enough

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How AIPAC Became the Syria Strike Scapegoat

Obama asked AIPAC to support a strike. Now everyone’s blaming the Jews.

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A ‘Syrious’ Plan for Assad’s Chemical Weapons?

As Obama makes his case for military action, things take a twist

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Did Vladimir Putin Bait a Trap for the United States in Damascus?

Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East

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U.S. Inaction on Syria Rankles Israelis

Except Shimon Peres

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The Latest On American Intervention in Syria

What you need to know going into Labor Day Weekend

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‘There Are So Many Other Threats to Israel’

Jewish and Arab Israelis shrugging off threat of Syrian war

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Iron Dome Deployed in Tel Aviv

First time the system has been readied for possible attack from Israel’s north

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