Dan Ephron has been Newsweek's Jerusalem bureau chief since January 2010. Previously, he served as a national-security correspondent and deputy bureau chief for the magazine in Washington. His stories have also appeared in The Boston Globe, The New Republic, and Esquire.

Unlikely

The nation knew that a strike on Syria could trigger retaliation from Assad, Hezbollah, or Iran. By Dan Ephron.

SYRIA

Israel attacked a convoy of trucks at the Syrian border overnight—and speculation is rife that the target was a shipment of heavy, or perhaps even biological or chemical, weapons meant for Hezbollah.

LONG TIME COMING

The recent Israeli election bolstered the center. Just don’t expect any change. By Dan Ephron.

Israel Elections

Despite some losses for his party, Netanyahu appears to have retained his top spot. But centrists saw a surprising surge, writes Dan Ephron.

Elections

As Israelis vote in parliamentary elections, Benjamin Netanyahu seems poised to win a third term. By Dan Ephron

ISRAEL

Just ahead of the national election, a potentially game-changing revelation: security chiefs apparently didn’t trust the motives of the Israeli leaders.