The Obama administration's anger is "red-hot" over Israel's settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming.
In a very optimistic book published at a very pessimistic moment, Walter Isaacson explains how a group of oddballs and savants collaborated to create the world we live in today.
Or, we live in remarkable times
On the Turkish border, the world stands idly by as ISIS threatens a massacre in a Syrian town.
In a sermon, a rabbi does a deceptively simple thing to help explain the nature of the Middle East conflict.
Obama names and shames Russia; buries the myth of Middle East 'linkage'; and promises to lead the fight against barbarism, in a temperamentally different sort of speech.
Four early observations about a new phase of the Syria conflict
A powerful advocate appears to believe that anti-Semitism is sparked in part by Jewish behavior.
The president is violating an important rule: Never tell your enemy what you're not going to do.
A visit to Kentucky's creationist museum, a conservative base in the culture war
Why intensifying the campaign against the group is justified
The president has convinced himself that the fight against ISIS is one worth waging. But the obstacles to success are huge.
The president is a superior terrorist hunter. He has also neutralized a profound existential threat to U.S. allies in the Middle East, and denied ISIS access to vast storehouses of deadly chemical weapons. So why does he get no credit?
Why Hillary Clinton's hawkish pro-Israel stance won't hurt her, even with the Democratic Party base
A colleague remembers Steven Sotloff, the latest victim in a war on civilization.
An eighth-grade teacher who writes fiction under a nom de plume is ordered to undergo an "emergency medical evaluation" for his novel about a school shooting.
Revelations occur in strange places, including in the magma chamber of a dormant Icelandic volcano.
A seemingly small incident at a London supermarket suggests a deeper problem.
The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. She says this about President Obama's: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."
Understanding what the Muslim Brotherhood's Gaza branch wants by studying its theology, strategy, and history