Obama and the Jews Break Bread

President reassures legislators on Israel, Iran

Daybreak: Boy Inspires Mine Campaign

Plus Alan ♥ Salam, and more in the news

Daybreak: Russia, Syria Talk Nukes

Plus welfare mess, White House shindig, and more in the news

Daybreak: Gates is Grave on Hezbollah

Plus can’t anyone here impose these sanctions? and more in the news

Shadow Play: Agents of Influence on Egypt Ambassador Pick Robert S. Ford

Syria may be getting a new U.S. ambassador, but the problem of Syrian engagement is far from solved

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Hamas’s engager, the black Bellow, and more

Daybreak: Obama Ties Mideast To U.S. Interests

Plus Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news

Whose Side Is Time On?

The Palestinians wait; Syria could be Israel’s shortcut

Daybreak: Security Council Gets to Business

Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news

Daybreak: Expect More Riots in J’lem

Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news

Obama Looks Weak in the Middle East

Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?

Reading Like a Middle Easterner

Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right

Daybreak: Biden Backs Jewish State

Plus intermarriage blessings, George Mitchell in full, and more in the news

Sundown: The Pope’s Jew

Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more

Daybreak: Public Tensions, Private Friendship

Plus the China exemption, more power to Levin, and more in the news

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