How ‘Israel Hayom’ became Trump’s mouthpiece in the Middle East

By Refael Afriat When Israel Hayom, now the most widely-read newspaper in Israel, was launched in 2007, it was promptly nicknamed the Bibiton (a portmanteau of Bibi, Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname, and “iton,” the Hebrew word for newspaper). Over the ensuing 12… Continue Reading  

Bad Moon Rising for Lebanon

By Aurélie Daher For two weeks now, the free world has been enthusiastic about the uprising of Lebanese society against its political class. In this collective momentum calling for the departure of a clique inherited in large part from the… Continue Reading  

Eric Rouleau And The Intersection Of Nationalism And Religion

By Gareth Smyth The recently published translation from French of Eric Rouleau’s memoirs open up for English-language readers a breadth of experience and vision in Middle East journalism unrivaled in the Anglophone world except by David Hirst. Rouleau, who died… Continue Reading  

Why I Weep While I Work

By Allegra Harpootlian Think back to the last time you cried at work. Did the tears come after your boss sent you a curt email? Or when you accidentally cc’d (instead of bcc’d) everyone? Maybe you just had a really,… Continue Reading  

Changing Israel’s Behavior Will Require Much More Than Tinkering With Aid And Loan Guarantees

By Mitchell Plitnick Last week, I explained some of the mechanics of U.S. aid to Israel and why a president would find it difficult to use aid as leverage against Israel. I also explained why the traditional theoretical targets of… Continue Reading