In chronicling a blood libel from a century ago, Red Heifer, a new opera by the Hungarian-Jewish conductor Ivan Fischer, underscores the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Hungary today.
Hungary’s Sacred Cow
Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel
Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events: