If Israel Makes Arabs Mad at the U.S., Our Partnership With Iran Will Make Them Even Madder

In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies

Syrian Rebels Allege Assad Used Poison Gas

A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up

With Help From Tehran and Moscow, and Inaction by the U.S., Assad Is Poised To Stay

Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames

In the Golan, Israel Deploys Drones and Steel Fences Against Threats From Syria

At a cost of $75 million, new fortifications stand as physical reminders that peace in the north is further away than ever

Yemen, the Crucible of al-Qaida, Was Once a Powerful Arabian Kingdom Run by Jews

A new book sheds light on the complicated conflicts among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the pre-Islamic Middle East

Daybreak: World’s Oldest Torah Found in Italy

Plus an elucidating new report on the West Bank

Daybreak: Boston on Lockdown

Police on manhunt for Chechen teenager suspected in marathon bombing

Daybreak: Al-Qaeda Plot Against Turkish Shul Foiled

Plus diplomats say chemical weapons were used by Assad in Syria

No U.S. Strategy in Syria

The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.

Sundown: Manager of Anti-Muslim Film Steps Forward

Plus a round up on condemnations on Libyan

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