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.

Bibi in a Box

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

No Arabs Allowed

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

Oz the Wizard

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

State of Alarm

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

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....