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

A Newly Paved Arab Street?

Wieseltier and Ibish cast uprisings in instructively similar lights

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.

Obama Calls Uprisings ‘Huge Opportunity’

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

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.

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.

U.S. Backing Away From Egypt’s Regime

Popular anti-government revolts convulse Israel’s neighbors

Civil Unrest to Israel’s North and South

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

Sundown: Mourning the Wife of a Dairy Farmer

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

Daybreak: Giffords Walks

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

Democracy in Arabia

Today on Tablet

Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

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

False Accounting

Hillary Clinton told Arab leaders to clean house last week, encouraging an age of accountability. But until the Arab world has democratic institutions and an engaged populace, her words may be meaningless.

Daybreak: An Arab Spring?

Plus Barak out of Labor, Palin unrepentant, and more in the news

Chicken Soup for the Macaca Soul

George Allen’s book of moral lessons

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