| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:30 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s military raids across the Sinai Peninsula appear to be the strongest offensive in years against Islamist militant networks that authorities fear are plotting a wave of attacks against government institutions and tourist resorts....
| 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 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Debuting Israeli writer-helmer Yuval Adler and Palestinian co-scripter Ali Waked combine forces and their own intimate knowledge of the contempo Arab-Israeli conflict to impressive effect in "Bethlehem," a tightly wound clock-ticking thriller. Centered...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
BEIRUT — The military coup that toppled Egypt’s Islamist president has divided the Middle East between those who see the move as a broadside against pious Muslims and those who view it as a triumph for secular values.
Divisions have also...
| Jul 17, 2013
"As Egypt goes," says an old adage, "so goes the Mideast." But the historic changes underway in Egypt have repercussions far beyond even that.
For four decades, Egypt, as the political and military leader of the Arab world, has been the linchpin of U.S....
| Jul 23, 2013
In the movie "Animal House," the Deltas are put on trial for their antics. When offered a chance to defend themselves, the best argument the fraternity's president can come up with is, "But sir, Delta Tau Chi has a long tradition of existence to its...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Like second marriages, attempts by the United States to promote a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians represent a triumph of hope over experience. But Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who has engaged in his own version of shuttle...