Sundown: Syrian Troops Seize Strategic Villages

Plus Hong Kong’s Jewish high school graduates its first class, and more

Daybreak: Syria Seizes U.N. Border Crossing

Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more

How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

Sundown: Bulgaria Not Blaming Hezbollah

Plus what the ‘knaidel’ debate says about us, poverty in Israel, and more

Daybreak: Changes in Washington

Plus Boston bombing suspect getting donations, setbacks in Syria, and more

Obama’s Turkey

The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot

Officials Deny Assad Received Russian Missiles

Others speculate on what might happen if the powerful weapons arrive

Daybreak: Russian Missiles Arrive in Syria

Plus author Alice Walker’s upcoming gig at the 92Y rankles many

Russia’s Middle-East Gambit

The Syrian civil war puts Moscow’s relations with the West, Turkey, the Gulf States, and Israel to a serious test

Sundown: Germany to Give $1B for Survivors

Plus Syrian spillover in Lebanon intensifies

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