Dan Ephron

Stories by Dan Ephron

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    Ali Akbar Salehi

    How influential is Iran’s urbane, mysterious diplomat?
  • Gaza

    Texts From Hell

    An unlikely friendship endures amid the Gaza war’s horror.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    Unbeatable Bibi

    Does the Israeli right have a permanent majority?
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    If Israel Attacks Iran...

    Will America get pulled into another Mideast war? We hosted a ‘war game’ with former U.S. officials to find out.
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    Bibi in a Box

    After months of bluster on Iran, the Israeli leader is losing steam.
  • West Bank

    A Dream Not Deferred

    Israel’s settler movement is alive and stronger than ever.
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    When a Writer Draws a Blank

    Dan Ephron says Israeli author Etgar Keret turns a dry spell into gold in his latest short story collection.
  • israel-soccer-OV12

    No Arabs Allowed

    Jerusalem’s favorite football team has hiring policies reminiscent of Apartheid and Jim Crow.
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    Oz the Wizard

    A consummate Sabra’s latest work explores small-town life—with a distinctly Israeli backdrop.
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    State of Alarm

    How Israel reacts to Abbas’s bid for U.N. recognition will shape the future of the Middle East.
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    The Survivor

    In a region beset by conflict and revolution, the enigmatic king of Morocco has managed to retain control.

    During most of last Thursday Yasir Arafat wouldn't hear of leaving his West Bank headquarters for medical treatment abroad. Though he'd lost consciousness the day before and couldn't stomach even the plain broth served up by his personal cook, the 75-year-old Palestinian leader told aides he wanted to remain in the Muqataa, as his crumbling Ramallah compound is known. For one thing, Arafat felt no worse than he did a year ago during a rough bout with influenza, according to high-placed Palestinian officials. And since Israel was unwilling to guarantee his return, he wouldn't risk having to live out his days in exile....