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Mearsheimer Says Hitler Never Used Chemical Weapons

Controversial academic forgets his history—and the Nazi genocide—on PBS

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Gas Masks and Soldiers in Anxious Tel Aviv

Syria crisis marks the end of a quiet Israeli summer

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If Bombs Hit Damascus, Israel Looks To Tehran

Makovsky: Israelis debate how Syria strikes would affect US action in Iran

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Should the U.S. Hope for a Draw in Syrian War?

Military strategist Edward Luttwak thinks so

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Polish Yeshiva Becomes Hotel; Syria’s Horror

Plus a church’s stolen bible returned 40 years later, and more in the news

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Israelis Getting Gas Masks After Syria Attack

With chemical weapons used in Syria, Israelis fear an attack at home

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Plans for Possible Military Invention in Syria

Israel, America, and talk of a potential attack on Assad’s regime

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Syrian Rebels Report Massive Chemical Attack

Opposition forces say more than 755 dead in nerve gas attack near Damascus

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In the Golan, Israel Deploys Drones and Steel Fences Against Threats From Syria

At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever

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Russia’s Middle-East End Game, at the Hands of the Post-Soviet Grandmaster

Why Putin believes U.S. policies in the Middle East since the Arab Spring have been misguided, unprincipled, and dangerous

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Israeli Strike Failed to Destroy Troublesome Missiles

Heavy weapons in a Russian shipment to Syria were missed in attack

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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

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Russia to Offer Iran an Air Defense System

Oh yes, and will help revive nuclear talks as well

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Hope and Challenges on World Refugee Day

43.7 million people are currently displaced around the world

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Are the Israel Defense Forces Finally Ready for the Next Lebanon War?

Israel’s failures in 2006 foreshadow the challenges that lie ahead in a fractured Middle East—and the coming wars there

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Debating the Syrian Muddle

Arms, no-fly zones, interventions, and confusion

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Iran’s Presidential Election Is Friday. What Happens If Protests Break Out Again?

Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot

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Daybreak: Bombing in Damascus

Plus Philippines may withdraw Golan troops, dropping DSK charges, and more

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Sundown: Syrian Troops Seize Strategic Villages

Plus Hong Kong’s Jewish high school graduates its first class, and more

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Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more

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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?

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Sundown: Bulgaria Not Blaming Hezbollah

Plus what the ‘knaidel’ debate says about us, poverty in Israel, and more

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Daybreak: Changes in Washington

Plus Boston bombing suspect getting donations, setbacks in Syria, and more

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Obama’s Turkey

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

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Officials Deny Assad Received Russian Missiles

Others speculate on what might happen if the powerful weapons arrive

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Daybreak: Russian Missiles Arrive in Syria

Plus author Alice Walker’s upcoming gig at the 92Y rankles many

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Russia’s Middle-East Gambit

The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test

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Sundown: Germany to Give $1B for Survivors

Plus Syrian spillover in Lebanon intensifies

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Daybreak: Hezbollah Sustains Losses in Syria

Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland

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The Latest Dispiriting Iran Update

From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program

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