The Yom Kippur War Was 40 Years Ago. Everything You Thought You Knew About It Is Wrong.
October 15, 2013
Egyptians marked the fortieth anniversary of their army's putative triumph over Israel by bloodying one another in Tahrir Square. Syrians, too, commemorated the date with internecine violence.
Netanyahu Said Something Shockingly Bad at the UN
October 01, 2013
Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani has revived talks with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany over its nuclear program.
Hamas's Travails in Gaza
September 25, 2013
Historian Juan Cole has an excellent account of what is happening to Hamas in Gaza.
Here's the Deal the U.S. and Iran Should Make Right Now
September 23, 2013
When Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, speaks at the United Nations General Assembly this week, the world will hold its breath.
An Israeli Strike on Iran Just Got More Likely
September 12, 2013
John Kerry’s accidental diplomacy may have saved President Obama in Washington, but here in Israel, the White House’s indecisiveness of the last few weeks will cast a long shadow.
Ross Douthat Is Wrong. U.S. Policy in the Middle East Has Been Very Bad.
September 10, 2013
Responding to an interview with author Andrew Bacevich that he finds overly negative, The New York Times' Ross Douthat lays out his case for why American policy in the Middle East over the past 30-plus years has not been so bad.
Some Advice for American Jews Visiting Israel: Stop Ignoring Palestinians
September 03, 2013
Wednesday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (did you get your festive 5774 sunglasses?), when many American Jews will gather at synagogues, listen to their rabbis’ sermons, argue over the sermons, argue over Israel, argu
Beit Shemesh never sleeps.
The Feminists of Zion
August 04, 2013
The women who are helping to shape Israel’s future.
Real life, revisited
August 02, 2013
Our Nixon is the title of a documentary presented by CNN and some non-political friends, which—again with an implying title—seems set to give us the inside scoop on Nixon’s career.