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.
Agents of Influence counsels the young emir of the wealthy Arab nation who must decide how to use his powerful TV network
Who owns the widespread and influential new Arab media, source of much of our news about the region?
Agents of Influence: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear
Al-Monitor, a D.C.-based website, publishes Washington bigwigs, Israeli columnists, and, worryingly, Hezbollah-aligned writers
Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot
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TV’s fasctinating ‘Botched’ takes on the limits of aesthetic procedures
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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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Czech family must survive for two months under re-created WWII conditions, complete with Gestapo
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The Late Night legend ends his run tonight. We’ll miss you.
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Seeking answers about justice from my late father
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Bars investing in companies that support Israel boycott
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Schmeared, scooped, or salted—it’s all good
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Community programming for LGBT Jews is on the rise, and non-profits are struggling to keep up
By Yair Rosenberg — 'Your purpose in life ... is simply this: to improve the world'By Jill Werman Harris — It’s made of nickel and a piece of crystal. But it helped save Jews from the Nazis.By Marcia Friedman — A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
Victims applaud in courtroom as judge deems defendant's conduct 'despicable. There is no justification.'
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