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

Sundown: Germany to Give $1B for Survivors

Plus Syrian spillover in Lebanon intensifies

Daybreak: Hezbollah Sustains Losses in Syria

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

The Latest Dispiriting Iran Update

From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program

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

Sundown: Israel, Syria Exchange Gunfire at Border

Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis

The Mideast Crack-Up

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

Qatar’s Call for Peace and Muhammed al-Dura

How is Israel still responsible for regional peace?

Israelis in the Golan Warily Eye the Syrian Border

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

Daybreak: Bibi to Plead With Putin Over Syria

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

The Lesser of Syria’s Evils

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

Israel Fights America’s Battles

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

Hezbollah Offers to Help Syria Recapture the Golan

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

Daybreak: Chinese Push for Mideast Peace

Plus Benghazi hearings polarize and Syria’s lost generation

Neighborhood Bully

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

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