| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The diplomatic hosannas for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi following his brokering of the recent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel were still being heard even as the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood started behaving like a pharaoh. Morsi...
| Sep 22, 2013
Re "A kinder, gentler Iran?," Opinion, Sept. 20
Ray Takeyh opines that "it is not sufficient for Iran's Rouhani to speak of transparency; he must curb Iran's troublesome nuclear activities and comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions."
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:00 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinian Authority, which is based in the West Bank, and its archrival Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, are at loggerheads over who is to go on the annual pilgrimage to Mecca this year.
The Palestinian Authority's...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:20 AM
CAIRO -- A pair of powerful car bombs aimed at Egyptian military targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula killed at least six military personnel on Wednesday, an army spokesman said.
The twin blasts in the border town of Rafah came four days after the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:23 AM
CAIRO -- A senior figure in the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party was arrested Monday on the eve of a major Muslim holiday, while the family of the organization’s jailed leader issued a defiant statement saying he wouldn't renounce his...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Rethinking the two-state solution," Opinion, Oct. 1
One would think that the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and Turkey and the inability of Hamas and Fatah to agree on anything would give pause to Neve Gordon, who effectively called for...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:45 AM
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority’s supreme religious decrees council issued a fatwa this week that said Internet dating was permissible under certain circumstances in the West Bank.
The ruling Tuesday contradicts decrees...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Egypt today is a zero-sum game. We'd have preferred there be a democratic alternative. Unfortunately, there is none. The choice is binary: the country will be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood or by the military.
Perhaps the military should have waited...
| Aug 22, 2013
Prominent commentators, including Leslie Gelb, John Bolton and Bret Stephens, are counseling the Obama administration to swallow its qualms about the military coup in Cairo and embrace the generals as the best alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood. This...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Obama administration, there's a new wrinkle that could further complicate ties with post-coup Egypt: the possible release of the country's jailed former leader, Hosni Mubarak.
For nearly three decades, the U.S. propped up...
| Aug 27, 2013
The events in Egypt are causing a great deal of moral and intellectual confusion in Western circles, preoccupied as they are with the concept of democracy (after all, ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was elected). Populist sentimentality abounds....
| Aug 26, 2013
— Egypt today is a zero-sum game. We'd have preferred there be a democratic alternative. Unfortunately, there is none. The choice is binary: The country will be ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood or by the military.
Perhaps the military should have...