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.
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
As Washington looks for a diplomatic solution with Iran, Israel’s American-born interlocutor translates for Jerusalem
Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered
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Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
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The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
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Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter