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The Jews of Yemen and Iran Speak Out

NPR and the New York Times highlight two dwindling communities

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State Department Spokesperson: Gaza Strikes Are War Crimes

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

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Syrian Rebels Allege Assad Used Poison Gas

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

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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

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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

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Recipes Involving an Endangered Kosher Bird

The Scroll Cooking Series gets underway

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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.

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Beware of Even Numbers

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

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

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

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Daybreak: Iran Talks Resume

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

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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

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Silence on Syria

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

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Daybreak: Mission Control

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

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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.

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Daybreak: Democracy in Half a Year

Plus Clinton mocks Iran, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Mubarak Boosters Emerge

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

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Daybreak: Fatah and Hamas Fail on Accord

Plus Egypt and Israel cooperate to kill terrorist, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Huge Wins for GOP

Plus the Moses Herzog of terrorists, and more in the news

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Al Qaeda’s Special Animus

Why Jews remain important players in a global struggle

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Monsters Breeding

The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews

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The Message

Why terrorists from Yemen are trying to bomb synagogues in Chicago

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Sundown: Prison for Indulgent Gramps?

Plus kosher smartphones, a boastful zoo, and more

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Daybreak: Yemeni Jews Escape

Plus crime, progress, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Egypt Won’t Make First Move

Huckabee likes settlements, firefighters squabble, and more in the news

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