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.
Plenty of pundits have jockeyed to be the top voice on the Middle East, but only one person’s ideas dominate the conversation
But none of those charged with crimes have actually been apprehended—illustrating the limits of justice when dealing with terrorists
In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies
The Pax Americana is over in the Middle East, and now the jockeying starts to see who will come out ahead
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
In Washington, the president and his allies are using the nuclear issue to drive a wedge between Israel and its U.S. interlocutors
Supporting Israel requires American evangelical Christians to square their theological beliefs with the modern Jewish state. Can they?
The theater of the peace process was key to U.S. hegemony in the Middle East—and without the process, there will be no peace
Despite talk of a diplomatic thaw between Washington and Tehran, the U.S. is already locked in battle
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The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview
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For all those who’ve died far from their families, and far from peace
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My friend was recorded in a mikveh by a rabbi. Let’s ensure the end of this abuse of power.
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How I observe Shavuot despite my life-threatening allergy
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After Buchenwald was liberated, my father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, led survivors in a moving prayer service
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Pigeons, brains, and chocolate-covered locusts at the oldest congregation in the U.S.
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My daughter is black and Jewish. Will she have to defend her identity online?
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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