High Schoolers Vandalize Tunisian Synagogue

Prayer books and shawls littered the ground in third such incident in four years

Cruise Line Drops Tunisia Over Anti-Israel Bias

Israelis on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship not allowed to disembark in Tunisia

Israelis Think U.S. Spies on Them; Egypt’s Jon Stewart Off the Air

Plus Claire Danes and Dustin Hoffman talk Homeland, and more in the news

Crimson-Blooded Americans

In André Aciman’s new Harvard Square, an Egyptian-born Jew and a Tunisian Muslim meet their limits

A Taste of Libya—in Prison

Amateur chef Rafram Chaddad discovered the wonders of Libyan cuisine in an unlikely place: behind bars

Daybreak: House Deal on Fiscal Crisis Passes

Plus Ellis Island still remains closed after Hurricane Sandy

How Jordan’s King Hangs On

The monarch studied the Arab Spring and created a savvy plan to quell demonstrators without mass violence

Better a Pharaoh or a Tempest?

They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.

The Enemies of Our Enemies

The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites

Forecast for Tunisia

As hopes fade for an Arab Spring, the country where it all started remains sunny—but for how long?

Out of Tune

A Hamas official’s visit to Tunisia prompts an anti-Semitic demonstration—and soul-searching about the treatment of Jews in North Africa

Native Son

A Tunisia-born Jew and French officer who fought the Berbers in Algeria pioneered the counterinsurgency warfare still used in Iraq and Afghanistan

Eclipsed

U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.

Mob Tactics

Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home

Quite A Six Months We’ve Had!

That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll

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