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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Bibi announces support for Arab Peace Initiative. It doesn’t matter if it’s real.
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The centenarian author formed an Orthodox congregation in his home in 1952. It thrives today.
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‘Macabre’ Führer-branded treats gain popularity in India
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‘Jewish mother that I am’ cites A.B. Yehoshua and Menachem Begin
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LeBron and co. sip bubbly with a ‘flicka da wrist’ in an ice bath
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Canary Mission turns the fight against hate into a secret witchhunt
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Seven thoughts on obscenity in honor of Carlin’s ‘Seven Words’
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The creator of ‘Marjorie Morningstar’ has a new memoir
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Lenny Bruce’s ‘obscene’ routines inspired Carlin whose views on the politics of language remain influential
By Yair Rosenberg — The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interviewBy Jonathan Zalman — Trebek: 'Whenever people to go temple... they sing Kinky Boots!'By Jon Emont —
Dispatch from the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, where the Jewish state is a pariah
The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due
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.