State Department Spokesperson: Gaza Strikes Are War Crimes

But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?

Syrian Rebels Allege Assad Used Poison Gas

A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up

The Muslim World’s Intellectual Refuseniks Offer Enlightened Views on Islam and Israel

Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers

Yemen, the Crucible of al-Qaida, Was Once a Powerful Arabian Kingdom Run by Jews

A new book sheds light on the complicated conflicts among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the pre-Islamic Middle East

Recipes Involving an Endangered Kosher Bird

The Scroll Cooking Series gets underway

Eat This Endangered Species

A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.

Beware of Even Numbers

The film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and the dangerous failing of the media

Daybreak: Rioters Breach the U.S. Embassy in Yemen

Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”

Daybreak: Iran Talks Resume

Plus Bibi delays vote on West Bank outposts, and more in the news

Spring Break

As the oil-poor Arab states of Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Yemen face food and fuel shortages in the aftermath of upheaval there, Israel stands to emerge with an even stronger position in the region

Silence on Syria

Violent crackdown highlights D.C.’s strange stance on Damascus

Daybreak: Mission Control

Plus Oscar winners to be deported, and more in the news

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.

Daybreak: Democracy in Half a Year

Plus Clinton mocks Iran, and more in the news

Daybreak: Mubarak Boosters Emerge

Plus Friedman and Halevi view it from Israel, and more in the news

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