Gen. Sisi holds de facto power but with elections looming must now decide whether to legitimize his rule with a presidential run
An a cappella mash-up we didn’t need, but don’t entirely mind
Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news
One Iowa Republican wants to find out
Plus Houston bomb threats, Haim, and Marc Meron
Has the red line on direct American participation in Syria been crossed?
Deal with U.S. left out one telling item from wishlist
Or Chuck Hagel’s boundless animus toward Israel
Plus why so serious Jon Stewart?
Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense, and Iran will go nuclear. So much for an all-powerful Israel Lobby.
Plus breaking down who got their Hagel predictions wrong
Next up: the long-awaited vote
A look back at the week that was
Plus ahead of nuclear talks, Iran upgrades its nuclear equipment
Opponents of the Hagel nomination write President Obama a letter
Sad ‘Friends of Hamas’ story has a hilarious conclusion
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
Plus Obama’s Israel itinerary and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
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