The Scandals that Could Topple Netanyahu

A new friend in the White House and no real opposition at home should make Bibi very happy. But three brewing investigations could lead him in search of new enemies.

Shadow Government

Trump Sounds Like Obama on Israeli Settlements

In the hall of mirrors that is Middle East peacemaking, this seeming rebuke of Israel may, in fact, have been coordinated with Netanyahu after all.


Israel Plays its Trump Card

Right-wingers in Jerusalem are ecstatic; Palestinian leaders are apoplectic. Welcome to a new era of the Arab-Israeli conflict.


House GOP Pushes Trump To Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Regional leaders say the ‘disastrous’ move would sink the peace process.


Kerry’s Mideast Peace Push Is Too Little, Too Late

The U.S. secretary of state’s speech laying out terms for a two-state solution is the final example of the Obama administration’s failure to move the needle on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


The Last Act of Obama’s Israel Drama May Be His Best

Despite their momentary ascendancy, Bibi, Trump, and Putin are yesterday’s men.

The Cable

U.S. Abstains From U.N. Vote Condemning Israeli Settlements

The U.N. declares Israeli settlements illegal as United States defies its own past and calls from Trump and Netanyahu for a veto.


Will Donald Trump Kill the Two-State Solution?

Right-wingers are euphoric, hoping the president-elect will preside over the death of the two-state solution. But Netanyahu seems to know better.

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