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Fleeing Assad’s Troops

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.

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Limited Truce Holds in Syria, For Now

The real tests are yet to come.

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A Farewell to Chatter

Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?

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The Turkish Art of Love

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

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Daybreak: Preparing for the Maybe-Talks

Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news

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Daybreak: New Terror Front, Eilat Attacked

Plus Iran doesn’t want talking in Turkey, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Iran Talks Seem Likely Next Month

Plus what the Syrian rebels should do next, and more in the news

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Obama’s About-Face on Syria

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.

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Sundown: Bin Laden’s Focus Was on Palestine

Plus the U.S. Navy increases Gulf presence, and more

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U.S. Should Pressure Turkey on Israel

Frayed relations could perhaps be restored with appeal to interests, Syria

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Among the Insurgents

Smuggled into Syria, a reporter finds that the Free Syrian Army lacks leadership but is fiercely united against Bashar al-Assad and Iran

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Armenia Hopes for Its ‘Schindler’s List’

Spielberg, rumored to be involved, probably isn’t

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Sundown: Auster Takes on Erdogan

Plus circumcisions done in a snap, Goldberg on Mearsheimer, and more

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Sundown: Europe, Turkey Embargo Iran’s Oil

Plus Atlanta editor steps down, Braun steps up, and more

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Daybreak: Islamists Set to Capture Egypt Gov’t

Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Talking in Turkey?

Plus Syria abandoned, the Talmud on modesty, and more in the news

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On Iran, Most Roads Lead to Bad Places

A look at what could happen in the coming months

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Daybreak: Turkish Trouble

Plus updated intel on Iran, and more in the news

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Israeli-Palestinian ‘Meeting’ Today in Jordan

New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity

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Daybreak: Iran Blusters, Cowers

Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Le BHL

Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more

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Daybreak: Ross Says Iran Attack Not Needed

Plus more things Ron Paul signed his name to, and more in the news

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Will Turkey Broker Palestinian Reconciliation?

Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal

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Daybreak: Republicans Take Their Shots

Plus Egypt’s military reasserts itself, and more in the news

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Thanksgiving Without the Turkey

The bird is kosher, unless you’re in one family

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Daybreak: Erdogan Demands Assad Ouster

Plus new Iran sanctions, the king of Jordan’s trip, and more in the news

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Family Feast

Turkey anchors all Thanksgivings, but families flavor the meal with preparation and sides—like my mother’s marshmallow-topped sweet-potato tsimmes

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Assad Apologists vs. The Truth

A discredited regime still afloat

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Energy and Climate Reshape Israel’s ’Hood

And the Dead Sea experiences shrinkage

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Sundown: Dems Question Turkey Alliance

Plus what’s next after UNESCO, Gilad Shalit tsk-tsked, and more