| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Democratic lawmakers left for their summer recess this weekend worried about the midterm elections and despondent over President Barack Obama.
Congressional Republicans were torn asunder by internecine warfare, but there also was palpable anxiety among...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:02 AM
His closest advisers warned him against it, but President Jimmy Carter decided to risk everything anyhow. He would bring peace to the Middle East. The deeply religious Baptist believed that God wanted him to be the peacemaker "and that somehow he would...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:48 PM
In just over a century and a half, the concept of a presidential library has evolved from a small room in a home where first lady Sarah Polk kept her late husband's letters and mementos into multimillion-dollar complexes that house thousands of official...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Actor Khaled Nabawy's starring turn in the 1994 film "The Emigrant," the Egyptian equivalent of the biblical tale of Joseph, from auteur Youssef Chahine, put Nabawy on a larger stage, and has made him one of Egypt's best-known actors,...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:37 PM
In 2002, at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, an American citizen named Naomi Zivotofsky gave birth to another American citizen, Menachem Zivotofsky.
It is the strong belief of both Naomi and her husband, Menachem's father, Ari, that the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:21 PM
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| Apr 9, 2014
| 11:13 AM
If you haven't yet felt pity for Secretary of State John Kerry, you will after seeing "Camp David," the new play by Lawrence Wright at Arena Stage about the most famous attempt to broker peace in the Middle East.
Every issue that has frustrated Kerry...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:00 PM
There's a new industry in Washington, Jerusalem and Ramallah. It's called Kerry-bashing: The secretary of State never should have tried to bring about an Israeli-Palestinian deal; he wasted too much time; he's too soft on the Israelis or Palestinians or...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If great theater is your thing, Arena Stage is the place to be. The Southwest Washington, D.C., theater has been on a roll this season, with exceptional plays that covered a broad range of subjects, featuring well-known cast members.
I've always felt...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:36 AM
For World Cup fans in Egypt, it’s a dilemma: Many are torn between their love of soccer and an abiding distaste for Israel.
Rather than paying hefty subscriptions to watch the matches on a Qatar-owned sports channel, Egyptian viewers can access...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:02 AM
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor.
But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...