The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis
Syrian-made rockets reportedly flown to Iran then shipped to Gaza
Warplanes target an arms smuggling route near a Hezbollah stronghold
Most Nazi analogies are hyperbolic and irresponsible. But not all of them.
Was Israel right all along?
U.S. officials say group is smuggling weapons into Lebanon piece by piece
The Pax Americana is over in the Middle East, and now the jockeying starts to see who will come out ahead
Lebanese soldier to be prosecuted in killing of Israeli soldier
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames
Advanced weapons bound for Hezbollah were apparently the target
The Hezbollah suicide bombing killed 241 U.S. troops
Saudi officials declaring ‘major’ shift away from the United States
Russia reportedly makes an offer that would be difficult to refuse
Hezbollah’s involvement, at the tune of 10,000 soldiers, hasn’t been without its costs
The Scroll breaks down Obama’s speech today at the General Assembly
Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered
Proof of peace process or proof of it not being an election year?
French, British, American officials point to Assad
The Russian premier got a lot of help from the editors
Plus a Saul Goodman Breaking Bad spinoff, and more in the news
We gave the world Anthony Weiner and Michael Bloomberg, and even our holidays screwed up everyone’s summer
Kerry immediately responds that it’s not enough
Obama asked AIPAC to support a strike. Now everyone’s blaming the Jews.
As Obama makes his case for military action, things take a twist
Why the Russian president has every reason to cross Barack Obama’s “red line” on Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East
Except Shimon Peres
What you need to know going into Labor Day Weekend
Jewish and Arab Israelis shrugging off threat of Syrian war
First time the system has been readied for possible attack from Israel’s north