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How To Make ‘Brik,’ a Tunisian Treat That’s the Toast of Paris

Video: Fry up these savory snacks at home, and make your own spicy harissa for dipping

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It’s Not Springtime in Tunisia Anymore

In the wake of deadly attacks, why the one vaunted Arab Spring exception may not be an exception at all

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High Schoolers Vandalize Tunisian Synagogue

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

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Cruise Line Drops Tunisia Over Anti-Israel Bias

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

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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

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Crimson-Blooded Americans

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

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A Taste of Libya—in Prison

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

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Daybreak: House Deal on Fiscal Crisis Passes

Plus Ellis Island still remains closed after Hurricane Sandy

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How Jordan’s King Hangs On

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

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Better a Pharaoh or a Tempest?

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

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The Enemies of Our Enemies

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

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Forecast for Tunisia

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

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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

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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

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Eclipsed

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

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Mob Tactics

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

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Quite A Six Months We’ve Had!

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

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Generation X

The Arab Spring is liberating a generation from repressive political institutions, but the intellectual legacies of the regimes they are helping topple may be tougher to shake

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Shock Waves

The renewed violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be tied to the wave of unrest in the Arab world—as a distraction meant to lure the U.S. back to a failed peace process

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A Newly Paved Arab Street?

Wieseltier and Ibish cast uprisings in instructively similar lights

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Certainty Principle

Donald Rumsfeld was discredited when he left the Bush Administration in 2006, but the recent Middle East uprisings might be vindication for both Bush’s Freedom Agenda and the man who helped shape it. The former Defense secretary talks to Tablet Magazine.

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Obama Calls Uprisings ‘Huge Opportunity’

Events on ground remain more ambiguous for U.S., Israel

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Revolutionary Choices

Are the mass protests toppling regimes across the Middle East closer in spirit to 1979 Iran or 1989 Eastern Europe? Paul Berman, Elliott Abrams, Bruce Riedel, Andrew Tabler, and Brian Katulis consider the region’s future.

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Qaddafi’s Captive

When Israeli artist Rafram Chaddad visited Libya to document its once-thriving Jewish community, he was accused of espionage and put in jail. Now free, he tells of his five months in captivity.

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U.S. Backing Away From Egypt’s Regime

Popular anti-government revolts convulse Israel’s neighbors

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Civil Unrest to Israel’s North and South

Anti-Hezbollah protests in Lebanon; anti-Mubarak ones in Egypt

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Sundown: Mourning the Wife of a Dairy Farmer

Plus an uprising in Jordan, an argument in D.C., and more

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Daybreak: Giffords Walks

Plus R.I.P. Sonia Peres, and more in the news

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Democracy in Arabia

Today on Tablet

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Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news

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