It’s hard to understand the tangled web of chaos in the Middle East, writes J.J. Goldberg. Until you go back to two men whose misplaced obsession with Saddam Hussein created the mess.
Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world’s greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.
Journalist Bob Simon, who died last night in a car accident, had a brush with death almost 25 years earlier — and being a Jew was the main reason.
A new exhibition of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago.
Israeli scribes restored a 200-year old Iraqi Torah scroll that arrived in Israel under mysterious circumstances.
Arab Jewish culture is enjoying a revival across all fields — literature, food, music — yet somehow nobody’s talking about it. Can this identity come into its own in 2015?
Gill Rosenberg, a Canadian-born immigrant to Israel, has become the first foreign woman to join Kurds battling Islamic State in Syria. ‘They are our brothers,’ he said.
Barack Obama thought he could keep America out of Iraq and end Washington gridlock for good. Boy, was he wrong on both counts, writes J.J. Goldberg.
Well, this is weird. Iraqi TV is rolling out a new satirical series, ‘Superstitious State,’ that portrays the leader of ISIS as the spawn of Satan and — you guessed it — a Jewish woman.
ISIS, the militant Muslim group now overrunning Iraq, recently destroyed the tomb of Jonah, the biblical prophet. Leonard Fein finds this a strikingly sad — and profoundly symbolic.