Elie Wiesel’s Moral Imagination Never Reached Palestine

The great writer’s humanitarianism knew no bounds — except where it met his nationalism.


The Democratic Party’s Israel Crack-Up

The contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has exposed faultlines between Democrats on Israel and Palestine.


A Deadly Shooting, a General’s Revolt, and the Rise of Israel’s New Right

The appointment of Avigdor Liberman as Israel's new defense minister is jolting the country’s politics and sparking fears of a "shoot first, and ask questions later" military policy.

Shadow Government

For Middle East Peace, Look to Israel’s Arab Partners

Obama should focus on facilitating the burgeoning relations between Israel and America’s most important Arab friends.

Shadow Government

Palestine’s Broken Leadership

As the Obama administration winds down, one of its great regrets is that it has not achieved a breakthrough in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, much less a peace settlement.


Israel Is Beginning to Eat Its Own

An unrelenting wave of Palestinian violence has Israeli leaders at each other’s throats — and it’s going to get even uglier.


Do We Have to ‘Hijack Your Planes’ Again?

Unable to control a wave of violence in Israel or maintain security in the West Bank, the rudderless, frustrated Palestinian Authority is out of ideas.


Israeli Lawmaker: There Can’t Be a Palestine Because Arabic Has No ‘P’

An Israeli lawmaker suggested that the etymology of the word Palestine affected land rights issues.


A New U.S. President Won’t Mean a New Bibi

Whether it’s Clinton, Sanders, Cruz, or Trump, when it comes to Israel, it doesn’t matter who wins the U.S. presidential election—working with the Israeli prime minister is going to be an uphill battle.

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