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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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John Kerry’s Silly Play

The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war

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Sundown: Israel, Syria Exchange Gunfire at Border

Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis

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The Mideast Crack-Up: A Roundtable Discussion of the New Arab Map

Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map

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Qatar’s Call for Peace and Muhammed al-Dura

How is Israel still responsible for regional peace?

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Israelis in the Golan Warily Eye the Syrian Border

With Syria on the brink, residents wonder what the future holds

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Daybreak: Bibi to Plead With Putin Over Syria

Plus Joyce Brothers (1927-2013) and Israeli settlements for Palestinians

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The Lesser of Syria’s Evils

Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war

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Israel Fights America’s Battles

Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots

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Hezbollah Offers to Help Syria Recapture the Golan

The Lebanon-based militia also says Syria will give it “game-changing” weapons

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Daybreak: Chinese Push for Mideast Peace

Plus Benghazi hearings polarize and Syria’s lost generation

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Neighborhood Bully

Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back

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The Golan Heights Chimera

How Israel’s annexation* of the contested border region continues to keep the peace

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Sundown: A New Settlement Freeze?

Plus Assad talks tough and a Jewish Holocaust avenger tells his story

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About Those Israeli Strikes on Syria

What some of the smart folks are saying

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Daybreak: Israel Reportedly Strikes Syrian Sites

Plus an update from Hungary, chips and dip, and an Orthodox surfer

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Daybreak: Boston Bombers Sought July 4th Attack

Plus mortars rock the Damascus airport

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Sundown: U.S. to Arm Syrian Rebels?

Plus Houston bomb threats, Haim, and Marc Meron

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