Lee Smith is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He is also the author of the recently published The Consequences of Syria.
What a unity government bringing together Hamas with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party means
The Obama Administration’s plans to exit the region are a gift to the regime in Tehran, nuclear deal or no
The break in negotiations with Ramallah means Netanyahu can focus on the other permanent threat: Iran
The new vogue for blaming the century-old Sykes-Picot Agreement for today’s woes ignores history, and reality
Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter
Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster
With Washington locked in partisan warfare, the organization has to choose between being liked or winning
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‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews