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In one of the more insightful assessments of the Jewish situation of late, Martin Kramer (of the Washington Institute, the Shalem Center, and Harvard University)...

Confusion persists about the erection of walls in Baghdad. Some critics of this joint Iraqi-U.S. military project are raising the specter of the Berlin Wall...

The Taliban continue to perpetrate atrocities, the latest being a bombing in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, which is said to have killed nine police officers....

Is the Muslim Brotherhood the answer to our prayers for a force to promote democracy and to counter jihadism in the Islamic world? Yes, answer...

I came to Iraq to find out what's going on over here, but even when you're here—perhaps especially when you're here—it's hard to get a...

An American friend asks what I, as an Englishman, think about the hostage affair. My answer is that words cannot express how sickened, humiliated, soiled,...

Back in January, in Jews, Muslims, and the Democrats, I pointed to the emergence of a Muslim-Left caucus composed of about 40 to 50 congressmen within...

Editor's Note: Read Max Boot's post here, and Herman's original article here. At one level Max is perfectly right: every war is sui generis and comparisons...

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice just spent three days visiting Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority. She spoke seven times, including interviews, press roundtables,...

The sorry spectacle of Israel's political system going through one financial scandal after another—the latest involves finance minister Abraham Hirchson, accused of embezzling large sums...

Tarek Heggy is an Egyptian businessman and intellectual, perhaps the most prolific liberal writer in the Arab world. He is a no-holds-barred advocate of political...

Time and again, the Bush administration has tried to hammer home the message: Iraq is not a sideshow but a central front in the jihad...