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  • The war over the leak about the spy during the war

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 13, 2012 | 8:11 am

    A different and shorter version of the following article appeared earlier ‎this week in the IHT-NYT.

    It is a story almost 40 years old, yet still painful as a fresh wound. On ‎Monday, it emerged that Israel’s Attorney General has decided to not to ‎indict a former head...

  • Books: Exile from Egypt through a daughter’s eyes

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: My Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World," by Lucette Lagnado (Ecco, $25.95).
    When Leon Lagnado would walk at his brisk pace through the streets of Cairo in the 1940s, heads would turn: He was said to resemble Cary Grant. The suave,...
  • What use were all the wars?

    By Mona Eltahawy

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If turning 40 isn't challenging enough, try preparing for this milestone when you're as old as one of the worst defeats Arab armies ever suffered at Israeli hands. Wars mark time and generations in the Middle East, so it's difficult not to take the humiliation personally.

    My birth at...

  • Saudi Plan Marks Change

    By Leslie Susser

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser swept into Khartoum for an Arab summit less than three months after the Arab debacle in the 1967 Six-Day War, he was greeted like a hero.

    Newsweek ran a cover story titled, "Hail to the Conquered!" The summit passed the notorious "three...

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