The UAE’s Invisible Palestinian Hand
An exiled foe of Mahmoud Abbas helped engineer the Arab peace deals with Israel that are infuriating the aging Palestinian president.
Netanyahu Keeps Winning Because He’s an Effective Leader
Israel’s prime minister has now served in the role for as long as the country’s founding father. Voters support him because they’re convinced he keeps them safe and reduces their international isolation.
Shot by Israelis, Healed by Israelis
On the podcast: Yousef Bashir describes growing up in Gaza during the second Palestinian uprising.
The Next Round in Gaza Will Be Deadlier
An Israeli-Palestinian truce ended the fighting but didn’t address the issues driving it.
The False Promise of Protest
David Shulman’s diaries of resisting the Israeli occupation show the limits of activism in the face of rampant dispossession and despair.
Can Israel’s Iron Wall Contain Hamas?
Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has tried to keep the Islamist group in check, but the situation in Gaza is as unstable as ever.
Israel’s About-Face on Gaza
Netanyahu may be changing his mind about war. If he does, it will be thanks to an environmental and health disaster that threatens to cross the border.
In Israel, a Coalition of the Barely Willing
Netanyahu outmaneuvers rivals, heads off early election.
Jeremy Corbyn Has a Soft Spot for Extremists
The British Labour leader misses no opportunity to condemn the West, but he’s full of praise for violent revolutionaries.
Trump Administration Seeks to Withhold Millions in Aid to Palestinians
Kushner hopes cuts will pressure Palestinians to accept a U.S. peace plan.
Kushner’s Peace Plan Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen
The last thing Israelis and Palestinians need now is another failed blueprint. Stabilizing Gaza is more important.
Gazans Are Protesting Their Economy, Not Israel’s Existence
The most important motive for the “Great March of Return” has been anger at Gaza's terrible conditions for daily life.
Palestinians Have Been Abandoned by Their Leaders
Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority are undermining democracy. Only a new generation can bring real change.
Drones Don’t Wear Uniforms. They Should.
Israel’s use of consumer drones against protesters heralds a dangerous, lawless age of conflict.
Don’t Blame Hamas for the Gaza Bloodshed
Israel has a right to defend its borders, but shooting unarmed protesters who haven’t breached its frontier is disproportionate and illegal.
Netanyahu Needs Conflict to Survive
The more Israel’s prime minister escalates tensions, the more his popularity grows.
The Nonviolent Violence of Hamas
The unarmed protests at the Gaza-Israel border are a desperate bid to provoke a crisis.
For Whom the Cell Trolls
A new book argues that modern wars will be won with phones and laptops rather than tanks.