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  1. false equivalence
    Ilhan Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene Are Not EquivalentIt’s lazily convenient to lump these two “extremists” together. But there’s no comparison in what they’ve said and how they’ve dealt with criticism.
  2. politics
    Ilhan Omar Backs Down In Latest Blowup With DemocratsThe congresswoman’s remarks about Israel, Hamas, the U.S., and the Taliban were taken out of context, and she was forced to issue a “clarification.”
  3. power
    We’re Still Waiting for a Biden DoctrineThe violence in the Middle East has tested the president in ways domestic calamities have not.
  4. israel
    Bernie Sanders to Try to Cancel Arms Sale to IsraelHis bill is destined to fail, but it’s another sign of growing discontent around Israel among progressive members of Congress.
  5. politics
    Biden Increases Pressure on Netanyahu, Calling for ‘Significant De-escalation’The sharper tone from U.S. allies did not appear to sway Israel’s leader, who said he’s “determined to continue this operation until its aim is met.”
  6. foreign interests
    Violence in Israel Is a Political Victory for NetanyahuThe latest escalation has dashed prospects of a deal among the prime minister’s rivals to form a unity government.
  7. foreign interests
    Netanyahu Is No Longer Hawkish Enough for His Own GovernmentAfter agreeing to a cease-fire in Gaza, the prime minister is cast as a capitulating peacenik by his allies. Still, he’ll probably be reelected.
  8. Israel and Palestine Just Slid Further Away From the Possibility of PeaceTrump’s embassy move is an illustration of how far gone the situation in Israel and Palestine is.
  9. international affairs
    What the Hell Is Happening in Gaza?Mass Palestinian protests along the border with Israel have already led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  10. international intrigue
    11 Wounded in Grisly Stabbing Attack on Tel Aviv BusThe suspect was shot and arrested.
  11. israel
    Images From the Jerusalem Riots After a Terror Attack Killed an American BabyThe 3-month-old was an American citizen in Israel.
  12. israel
    Jerusalem Terror Attack Kills Infant After Weeks of Rising TensionsA bloody day in Israel.
  13. Netanyahu Equates Hamas and ISIS in Another Controversial U.N. SpeechIsrael’s response to Abbas.
  14. war in the middle east
    IDF Kills 2 Palestinians Involved in Kidnapping of Israeli TeensThe crime helped lead to this summer’s conflict in Gaza.
  15. war in the middle east
    Hamas’s Role in Kidnapping of Israeli Teens Remains MurkyIt’s unclear if top leaders were aware of the plot.
  16. you stay classy
    Brooklyn Driver Has ‘HAMMAS’ Plates, But Not for LongAnd not the political wing, either — the al Qassam brigades.
  17. Hamas Reports Cease-fire Reached After Israeli Strikes on High-RisesBut Israeli officials have yet to respond.
  18. war in the middle east
    Family of Hamas Military Leader Killed by Israeli StrikeYet Mohammed Deif managed to evade death once more.
  19. war in the middle east
    The First Death in Gaza After the Cease-fire Was a 10-Year-Old Boy’sAfter three days of relative peace.
  20. war in the middle east
    Israel Accuses Hamas of Breaking Gaza Cease-fireTwo rockets were fired into Israel.
  21. war in the middle east
    Here’s Some Very Rare Video Footage of Hamas Shooting Rockets Into IsraelAn Indian TV crew somehow got footage no one else could. 
  22. war in the middle east
    Hamas Says It Doesn’t Have Kidnapped Israeli Soldier As Israel continues to hit the area where Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin disappeared. 
  23. war in the middle east
    Israel and Hamas Blame Each Other for Quick End to Cease-fire in GazaAn Israeli soldier appears to have been kidnapped, and another 50 Palestinians have been killed.
  24. war in the middle east
    Gaza Violence Resumes After Short BreakA brief pause in the fighting ended on Monday.
  25. war in the middle east
    Another Bloody Day: Israel Strikes U.N. Shelter in Gaza, Killing at Least 15The IDF says schools have been used to hide Palestinian rockets.
  26. international intrigue
    United Nations: ‘Strong Possibility’ of War Crimes by Both Israel and HamasThe UN will investigate, despite a vote against it by the U.S.
  27. war in the middle east
    Gaza Cease-fire Fails MiserablyIsrael resumes attacks after Palestinian militants fail to comply.
  28. international affairs
    After 2 Weeks of Searches, Kidnapped Israeli Teenagers Found Dead Israel blamed Hamas, which has denied responsibility. 
  29. peace in the middle east
    Israel and Hamas Agree to Cease-fireThe announcement was made by Hillary Clinton.
  30. peace in the middle east
    Tel Aviv Rocked by Bus BombingMemories of the second intifada.
  31. international affairs
    Airstrike Levels Hamas Prime Minister’s OfficesMeanwhile, Hamas fired rockets at Tel Aviv.
  32. photo op
    Awkward Moments in Journalism HistoryGilad Shalit gave an interview with Hamas militants behind him.
  33. international intrigue
    One Israeli Soldier = 1,027 Palestinian PrisonersIsrael has reached a deal with Hamas for the return of Gilad Shalit.
  34. foreign relations
    Egypt Will Permanently Reopen Its Border With the Gaza StripJust wait ‘til Israel finds out about this.
  35. revolt like an egyptian
    Hamas Refuses to Take Sides in SyriaMeanwhile, in the rest of the Middle East …
  36. israel
    Eight Killed in Israeli Attack on Gaza StripWomp-womp.
  37. ground zero mosque
    Let the Mosque-Funding Witch Hunt Commence!The ‘Post’ found a shady, terror-friendly financier. Or did it?
  38. ground zero mosque
    Hamas Gives Counterproductive Thumbs-up to Ground Zero MosqueThanks, Hamas!
  39. israel
    Netanyahu: ‘Israel Plans to Ease Blockade of Gaza’ to Specified Items“There is a green light approval for all goods to enter into Gaza except for military items.”
  40. international intrigue
    Israel to Ease Gaza Blockade a SmidgePalestine is not impressed.
  41. early and often
    Obama in Cairo: ‘Let There Be No Doubt, Islam Is a Part of America’The president’s much-anticipated speech to the Muslim world called for an alliance and a new beginning.
  42. early and often
    Bloomberg Takes Cover Under Hamas Rocket FireBut was he scared? Fuhgeddaboudit!
  43. early and often
    All the Right People Criticize Obama Over IranForeign policy is clearly where McCain feels he’s stronger than Obama. Of course, the punditry is divided over whether that’s actually the case.
  44. company town
    Lies and the Lying Arabs Who Tell ThemMEDIA • The New Republic pulled back on its long-embattled “Baghdad Diarist” series, admitting they could no longer stand behind the author, an army private serving in Iraq. Meanwhile, The National Review suffered its own Middle Eastern credibility scandal and struck back in a novel way: “As one of our sources put it: ‘The Arab tendency to lie and exaggerate about enemies is alive and well among pro-American Lebanese Christians as much as it is with the likes of Hamas.’” Yikes. [NYT Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Big layoffs ahead at NBC News? “There are going to be firings very soon — everybody is terrified,” according to a “former network insider,” who claims tens of millions in cuts will happen in the next two weeks. [Jossip] • New NBC programming honcho Ben Silverman is looking to clear up a conflict of interest and cash in on his old production company, which Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter to Rupe, is buying for around $200 million. Not bad for a guy who built his career on stealing foreign shows like The Office and Ugly Betty and then repackaging them for the U.S.[NYP]