Our History Detective columnist traces the story of Syrian Jews, and Jews from Syria
Faysal Khartash’s newly translated novel depicts the grim numbness of life amidst the barbarism in Syria
Reporting from an antisemitic dictatorship in Syria
The U.S. secretary of state and his regional envoy Robert Malley played in the sandbox together as children in Paris but speak different languages when it comes to American foreign policy. The results may be the same.
How much should America pay to maintain the fraying fabric?
A Syrian-born poet resembles Arab literary men of the ancient past
On the trail of my great-grandfather, a merchant immigrant to Argentina
But being right in Washington has a price
As America withdraws from Northern Syria, finding hope and inspiration in the courage of female fighters
Caroline Fourest’s ‘Sisters in Arms’ arrives just in time for the Ottoman Anschluss against Syrian Kurdistan
An excerpt from Seth Frantzman’s forthcoming book, ‘After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East’
Five years after the Islamic State’s massacre of Yazidis in Sinjar, Iraq, it seems harder than ever to get Western leaders to live up to protecting minority ethnic or religious groups from extinction in the Middle East
Finally face to face, after growing up learning about the other
Remembering the dead lost under Avigdor Ben-Gal’s pivotal battle to hold the Syrian army on the Golan Heights in the 1973 Yom Kippur War
The ‘norms’ invoked to challenge Israel’s claims to the Golan are selectively applied, totally contradictory, and would actually invalidate Palestinian territorial claims. Other than that, they make perfect sense.
Any Israeli withdrawal to the shores of the Kinneret guarantees a structural instability which, sooner or later, will require American military intervention
And why Trump’s military pullout represents not a new direction in foreign affairs but a coarse coda to a decade of institutional error
After a series of reversals on Syria, U.S. officials suggest they won’t be making any sudden moves, while Israel calls for recognition of sovereignty over the Golan Heights