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The Iranian Intellectual Who Inspired the Islamic Revolution and Admired Israel

Iran Week: Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s astonishing and paradoxical account of his 1963 travels in the Holyland, newly translated and reissued as ‘The Israeli Republic’

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Bibi Should Tell Trump to Go Take a Selfie

When the American president visits the Western Wall next week as part of his Abrahamic monotheism heritage tour, he’ll be using the Jewish state as a prop—in a fantasy of Middle East peace, starring himself.

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Oslo on Broadway

Playwright J.T. Rogers talks about the deputies’ deputies who allow him to tell a complicated diplomatic story, why the play resonates today, and why the 1990s seems so very long ago now

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American Flags To Fly at Half-Staff for Shimon Peres

This presidential order—a rare honor—has historically been given to few other foreign dignitaries

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Besties

How Moshe Dayan’s wife and Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law became bosom buddies, and other unlikely tales of friendship

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The Israeli Castration Complex

From the 1972 Munich massacre to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s ‘crazy idea’

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The Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, 20 Years After His Murder

In Tel Aviv, a desire for peace—and pervasive doubt—among sentiments at the memorial ceremony for the fallen Israeli leader

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In Memory of Ziad Abu Ein

In Arafat’s shadow, he died holding an olive branch, after a long struggle for control of the Palestinian national movement

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Abbas’ Dangerous War

Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too

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ISIS and the New Face of Narcoterrorism

The disturbing connection between drug trafficking and modern terrorism

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Why Great Palestinian Victories Are Worse Than Defeats

Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal

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For These Moroccan Muslims, Mimouna Isn’t Just a Jewish Thing—It’s Their Heritage, Too

Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves

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Video: Arafat Recognizes Israel as a Jewish State

Newly rediscovered footage upends Palestinian negotiating position

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Hitler Satire to Become a Movie; N.Y. Menorah Vandalized

Plus Madoff’s CFO says employees knew about fraud, and more in the news

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Swiss Test Suggests Yasser Arafat Was Poisoned

High levels of radioactive polonium reopens debate over PLO leader’s death

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WikiLeaks’ Insight Into Arafat

The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years

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Suha Arafat Exhumes Truth About Intifada

Widow of PLO leader says Second Intifada was premeditated

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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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Daybreak: Yasser Arafat’s Body Exhumed

Plus Hungarian politician wants list of Jews, and more in the news

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Sundown: Syrian Rebels Link Assad to Israel

Plus Yasser Arafat to be exhumed

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A 40-Year U.S. Embassy Crisis

The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.

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Redesigning the Peace Process

Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.

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The Penitent of Jenin

Once Israel’s worst enemy, Zakaria Zubeidi forswore violence. He’s now starving in a Palestinian prison.

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French to Investigate Yasser Arafat’s Death

A bumbling look to see if Arafat was murdered

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Fun at Camp

What summer camp with Hamas looks like

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Sundown: More Republicans Head to Israel

Plus evidence that Arafat was poisoned, and more

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The Cold War’s Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today’s Middle East

Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts

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Sundown: The Everything Bagel

Plus Oren on Israel’s image, the Israeliness of Nakba Day, and more

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Sundown: Arafat Directed Second Intifada Attacks

Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more

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Left For Dead

The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.

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