Interference

Washington should back the Free Syrian Army in its insurgency against Bashar al-Assad, since toppling his regime would strike a blow against Iran

Native Son

A Tunisia-born Jew and French officer who fought the Berbers in Algeria pioneered the counterinsurgency warfare still used in Iraq and Afghanistan

Sundown: Occupy Kaddish

Plus Iran’s missiles, Jordanian intrigue, and more

Eclipsed

U.S. policymakers fear a “Shia crescent,” a regional alliance led by Iran. A dawning “Muslim Brotherhood crescent” is far more threatening.

Rocket Prompts First Exchange in Two Months

Also, report: Hamas secured sophisticated anti-aircraft weapons from Libya

Mob Tactics

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

Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more

Right of Return

As Qaddafi falters, representatives of Libya’s expatriate Jewish community are on a quixotic quest to become part of the country’s new government

Daybreak: Bibi, Israel Plan Ahead

Plus will the real Flagman please stand up? and more in the news

An Israeli Ode to Gadaffi

Putative relative of Libyan leader bemoans his downfall (in verse)

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