Their plight is clear. Who will help them?
A consistent foreign policy can be one that clearly speaks out against the Assads of the world but then says, we can’t go to war in all these places and we can’t intervene in all these places
The nonstate Houthis used an Iranian-model drone to attack the Yemeni military’s top brass in a preview of how the next wars in the Middle East will be fought
How President Donald Trump has been forthright about the actual drivers of American policy in the Middle East
Likud lawmaker Ayoub Kara said the Yemeni government has told members of the remaining Jewish community to ‘convert or leave the state.’ The report has been refuted.
NPR and the New York Times highlight two dwindling communities
But are U.S. drone attacks on Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia any different?
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
A new book sheds light on the complicated conflicts among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the pre-Islamic Middle East
The Scroll Cooking Series gets underway
A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.
The film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and the dangerous failing of the media
Plus President Obama clarifies U.S. relationship with Egypt: “not an ally”
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
Violent crackdown highlights D.C.’s strange stance on Damascus
Plus Oscar winners to be deported, and more in the news
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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