Shaul Mofaz, New Head of Israel’s Largest Party

And why Likud leader, Netanyahu, is likely to see gains in next elections

Settled

Ariel Sharon planned Israel’s settlements as bulwarks for defending the state and preserving Jerusalem, as his youngest son recalls in a new biography

Daybreak: Grapel Still Jailed

Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news

Breaking Free

Let’s call this a party

Uncloaked

Meir Dagan, recently retired as chief of the Mossad, wanted to reestablish the agency as a powerful deterrent to Israel’s enemies. With a string of daring operations, he succeeded.

Israel Disney

The Walt Disney Company and an Israeli movie-theater chain announced plans last week to build a Disney theme park in Haifa. An artist imagines what it will look like.

Sundown: Obama’s Error

Plus yes that is a creepy Sharon sculpture, and more

Sundown: Rocket Hits Ashkelon

Plus Staten Island Jew-listing, and more

Visiting Privileges

As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away

The Bridge

Former Congressman Robert Wexler wants to make Mideast peace, but he doesn’t want to be ambassador to Israel

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