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Daybreak: Attack in Southern Israel Kills 5

Plus, U.S. prepares to call for Assad to step down, and more in the news

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After Shock

PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma

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On the Line

Al-Qaida cell phones confirmed Pakistani complicity in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden. That country’s military and intelligence patronage of terrorism requires the United States to take a harder line there.

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Double Agent

The Arab Spring has cast new light on resistance in the Middle East. A rare 2007 encounter with the leader of Iran’s Jundullah reveals the murky place held by the region’s so-called freedom fighters.

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Remembering

This year Mother’s Day falls on the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day. For one motherless daughter, the coincidence brings up comparisons she can’t ignore.

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Pulp Fictions

A top Obama Afghanistan adviser reviews a new book examining the end-of-days pulp novels popular in the Islamic world, potboilers that mix Western science-fiction tropes with classic anti-Semitism

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Five Jews Murdered in West Bank

Attack prompts Israeli outrage, muted Palestinian response

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Unholy Anger

One of Obama’s top advisers on Afghanistan reviews two new books on Osama Bin Laden and the U.S. approach to al-Qaida that put Israel at the center of the conflict

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Blowing Smoke

A five-hour French biopic mythologizes 1970s terrorist Carlos the Jackal, who masterminded a glamorous and fetishized vision of senseless death and is still trying to shape his own image

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Bird’s Eye

A family falls under the spell of the popular iPhone game Angry Birds, which teaches players to sacrifice theirs lives to destroy the houses of unarmed enemies. What’s not to like?

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Al Qaeda’s Special Animus

Why Jews remain important players in a global struggle

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First Blood

Was Meir Kahane’s murder al-Qaida’s earliest attack on U.S. soil?

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Sundown: The Talks Must Go On

Plus Rosenfels can’t catch a break, and more

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‘V’ Is for Victory

The odyssey of Jack Tytell: An intimate look at the accused Jewish killer

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India’s Strategic Relationship with Israel and U.S.

A boon to all three, a threat to Islamist terrorism

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Today on Tablet

A visit with the Antiguan prime minister, and more

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Up in Arms

A new book offers a history of Jewish terrorism in Israel from the Maccabees to the present

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Talking to Terrorists

In a new book, Mark Perry argues that groups like Hamas will behave rationally if the U.S. engages with them. He’s wrong.

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Daybreak: Dubai Murder Mystery

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

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How To Prevent Plane Bombings? Ask Israel

After failed attack, attention paid to Israel’s success

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Suspect in Mumbai Attacks Posed as a Jew

Six were killed in local Chabad House

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Alleged Israeli Terrorist Arrested in ’97, Too

Back then he was targeting Palestinians

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Daybreak: Boston Jews Divided

A letter, a warning, and more from the news

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Terrorists Threaten Sacha Baron Cohen

Over a scene in ‘Brüno’

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Sundown: Feet, Meet Mouths

Criminals, candidates, and literary giants show their true colors.

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Note From the Underground

A fictional account of a terrorist attack becomes eerily prescient