Adel Imam and Arab Farce

Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.

Omar Comin’?

Currently disqualified, former Mubarak VP aims for Egyptian presidency

Hostage Crisis

The Egyptian government is preparing a show trial for 19 American pro-democracy organizers. Is this what life after Hosni Mubarak looks like?

Egypt’s Brotherhood Blazes Central Trail

Popular group must guard right flank but also stand up to military

Sundown: N.J. Rabbi Faces Five Years in Prison

Plus, Portman to make vegan documentary, Kunis does Dior, and more

Israeli-Palestinian ‘Meeting’ Today in Jordan

New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity

After the Fall

Boosters insisted the Egyptian revolution would yield a liberal democracy. Islamists’ electoral success vindicates the pessimists.

Lax Americana

The U.S. could stop Iran from going nuclear. But policy-makers won’t risk the repercussions of a devastating attack on the Islamic Republic.

Mob Tactics

Egypt captured Israeli-American Ilan Grapel to generate popular support among the volatile anti-Western middle class at home

Is Egypt Coming Apart?

Sectarian strife, remilitarized Sinai point to uncertain future

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