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Shas MK Yigal Guetta

Middle Israel: Person of the year

He showed all Israeli fanatics how to distinguish between civil debate and civil war.

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Terra Incognita: Western policy makers, stop being obsessed with ‘solutions’ in the Middle East

The key is to accept that some things are not “solvable” and hybrid structures and new paradigms are a good thing.

Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Mohammed bin Salman

'Interesting things happening' on Mideast peace, Trump tweets

"Spoke yesterday with the King of Saudi Arabia about peace in the Middle-East. Interesting things are happening!"

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Saudi prince flogged in court-ordered punishment

Lashing comes after another Saudi prince was executed for murder.

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Hot off the Arab press 462625

What citizens of other countries are reading about the Middle East.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Octobe 8, 2015

Netanyahu: Now is the time for unity government, not announcements of building in settlements

PM holds press conference in wave of terror attacks, vowing to defeat the phenomenon; calls on Herzog to bring his Zionist Union faction into his government.

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Did disillusionment with Sunnis lead to Persian ascendancy at US State Department?

American policy-makers tend to have an inflated sense of their own influence on the region, one that is fed by the region’s own tendency to scapegoat the US for all its problems.

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Experts raise speculation over succession after Saudi king falls ill

Prof. Teitelbaum to ‘Post’: Saudi successions are usually smooth. The royal family knows that succession battles can be devastating and will do everything to avoid one.

Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin

Parting Shot: Yesterday’s news

During my two weeks’ break, one thing became clear: Our national obsession with the news is just that – an obsession.

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