I went to Syria to photograph the rebellion. But when the army took aim at the village where I was staying, I escaped to Turkey with 100 refugees.
The real tests are yet to come.
Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?
The charming, 85-year-old Istanbul poet and painter Habib Gerez buries his Turkish-Jewish heritage in a country where Jewish artists are not accepted
Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news
Plus Iran doesn’t want talking in Turkey, and more in the news
Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news
In August, the president called for Bashar al-Assad to step down. But the U.S. hasn’t sent arms to the opposition. To understand why, look to Russia.
Plus the U.S. Navy increases Gulf presence, and more
Frayed relations could perhaps be restored with appeal to interests, Syria
Smuggled into Syria, a reporter finds that the Free Syrian Army lacks leadership but is fiercely united against Bashar al-Assad and Iran
Spielberg, rumored to be involved, probably isn’t
Plus circumcisions done in a snap, Goldberg on Mearsheimer, and more
Plus Atlanta editor steps down, Braun steps up, and more
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news
A look at what could happen in the coming months
Plus updated intel on Iran, and more in the news
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more
Plus more things Ron Paul signed his name to, and more in the news
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
Plus Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news
The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family
Plus new Iran sanctions, the king of Jordan’s trip, and more in the news
Turkey anchors all Thanksgivings, but families flavor the meal with preparation and sides—like my mother’s marshmallow-topped sweet-potato tsimmes
A discredited regime still afloat
And the Dead Sea experiences shrinkage
Plus what’s next after UNESCO, Gilad Shalit tsk-tsked, and more