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

Daybreak: Netanyahu, A Wanted Man

Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news

Daybreak: Converting China

Plus Dubai cause-of-death, Snooki’s glassy Purim, and more in the news

Sundown: This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Bagels

Plus A’jad in Damascus, Madoff by any other name, and more

Twenty-Six Assassins

Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery

Sundown: New Report Slams Iran

Plus Senator Zuckerman, a very funny Tweet, and more

Daybreak: How to Kill a Hamas Weapons Buyer

The big story, plus Damascus meeting, and more in the news

Daybreak: Dubai Murder Mystery

Plus new U.S. Syria envoy also killed Jesse James, and more

Damascus Conversion

Why peace with Syria is more urgent than ever

Israel and Syria In Crisis

Sniping and saber-rattling at unusually high levels

Daybreak: Clinton Reveals Peace Plan

Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more

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