How Bibi’s Friends in the Settlements and in Washington Helped Scuttle His Annexation Move
Israel’s West Bank land grab is on hold for now.
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Why Israel’s Warming Gulf Ties Will Survive Annexation
Some Arab countries now value good relations with Israel over the Palestinian cause—and not just for strategic reasons.
Israel’s Annexation of the West Bank Would be a Gift to Iran
Beleaguered by regional tensions, the COVID-19 pandemic, and economic woes, Tehran could use anti-Israel sentiment to restore its reputation.
John Bolton Can Stomach Kim Jong Un’s North Korea, but Not Iran
The real revelation of the former national security advisor’s memoir is that he placed Israeli and Saudi interests ahead of America’s—by successfully undermining any U.S. diplomatic efforts with Iran.
Why the U.S. Can’t Get Israel to Break Up With China
For most Israelis, the deals are enticing and the threat seems remote.
Europeans Pushing to Boycott Israel Over Annexation Should Think Twice
Calls for economic sanctions against Israel risk a costly collision with U.S. anti-boycott laws, as companies such as Airbnb can attest.
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How U.S.-based foreign correspondents are covering the Black Lives Matter protests for their audiences back home.
Israel and Iran Just Showed Us the Future of Cyberwar With Their Unusual Attacks
A shadow war fought largely in secret has reached a new, more open phase.
Netanyahu Could Be a Statesman, but He Prefers to Be a Provocateur
Israel’s prime minister has always been Janus-faced. Any hope that his good side would emerge in a unity government is quickly evaporating.
U.S. Unable to Monitor Military Aid to Egypt’s Anti-Terrorism Fight
Limits on U.S. visibility come as the Pentagon considers pulling out of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula altogether.
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Israel’s Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division
Netanyahu and Gantz could use their unity government to speed Israel’s economic recovery rather than entrenching political deadlock.
How Israeli Annexation Talk Is Already Reshaping the Middle East
Palestinians withdraw from peace deals, and Jordan could be next, as Israel edges closer to appropriating land outright.
Annexation Could Be the Final Blow to the Israel-Jordan Relationship
Twenty-five years ago, the countries signed a peace agreement based on mutual trust. But anger against Israel’s government is rising among Jordanians.
The United States Doesn’t Get Israel Anymore
It’s not Benjamin Netanyahu’s coming West Bank annexation that’s shocking—it’s Washington’s surprised reaction to it.