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Yemenis inspect damage following overnight air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Houthi rebel-held capital Sanaa on Jan. 18. The air strikes were retaliation for a deadly Jan. 17 Houthi attack against Abu Dhabi.

Yemen Has Become an Iranian Proxy War Against Israel

The United Arab Emirates faces a militant consequence of the Abraham Accords.

A protester wears a mask resembling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

How a Plea Bargain for Netanyahu Could Realign Israeli Politics

The terms offered would keep him out of prison but also out of office.

The Emirati, Israeli, and U.S. flags are flown from an El Al passenger aircraft after its arrival in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Aug. 31, 2020.

Why Has Biden Stopped Pushing for Arab-Israeli Peace?

Not building on the Abraham Accords has been the biggest missed opportunity of his first year.

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani arrives in Vienna.

How Close Is Iran to Getting a Nuclear Weapon?

Why Tehran’s breakout time has shrunk—and the technological hurdles that remain.

The cross for Christianity, the Star of David for Judaism and the crescent moon for Islam

The Two-State Solution Is Dead—and Liberal Zionists Can’t Save It

The book “Haifa Republic” is a noble effort to salvage a worldview that no longer has anything to offer.

A Ukrainian serviceman fires at a drone.

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2022

Battle deaths may be down, but regional wars continue to rage as great-power confrontations loom, from Ukraine to Taiwan, amid declining U.S. influence.

Israeli ultra-nationalists during a demonstration in Jerusalem on March 16, 2008.

Why Israel Hates Gaza

Israel’s leaders have always shown contempt for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip because their past—and ongoing presence—pose a direct challenge to Israel’s founding myth.

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The Long Game Podcast: How A Palestinian Female Footballer Started a Movement

Honey Thalijeh grew up under Israeli military occupation but found a way forward through football.

Israel's controversial separation wall runs between the Israeli settlement of Pisgat Zeev (left), built in a suburb of East Jerusalem, and the Palestinian Shuafat refugee camp (right) on Feb. 11.

After a Dramatic Year, What’s Next for Israelis and Palestinians?

War in Gaza, intercommunal violence, and a new government have not led to any breakthroughs when it comes to peace.

A person looks at a Google Earth map of the Middle East at an event at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art.

Iranian Ransomware Is Coming for the United States

After a year of attacks on Israel, Iran’s hackers have another target.

Saleh al-Armouti speaks before protesters.

Water-for-Energy Is Better Than Land-for-Peace

A new deal between Israel and Jordan represents a big step forward from the Abraham Accords.

A Palestinian woman and a member of the Israeli security forces take photos of each other

How to End Israel’s Digital Occupation

Silicon Valley executives should recognize Palestinian statehood in line with U.N. norms.

City of David National Park

Israel Is Enlisting King David to Sell the Abraham Accords

The government wants to boost Arab tourism, and it’s sending visitors to an archeological park in East Jerusalem with a particular twist.

Palestinians extinguish a fire set by settlers in a field near Burin, West Bank.

Israeli Settlers Escalate Violence in West Bank

“They will certainly come again,” 21-year-old Asil Eid said. They did.

Palestinians collect food aid at a U.N. distribution center.

Palestinian Schools Have a Problem—and Are Running Out of Time

The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees has failed to fulfill demands for reform—and may soon face the consequences.

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left), looks on while behind him sits incoming Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (right)

Why a Political Comeback for Israel’s Netanyahu Just Became a Lot Less Likely

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett passes a budget bill and signals stable leadership.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz arrives for a cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Aug. 1.

The Long Arm of Israeli Repression

Israel’s decision to designate human rights groups as terrorist organizations puts it in league with Russia and China.

Foreign leaders are seen after signing the Abraham Accords.

Why the Abraham Accords Won’t Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Regional cooperation didn’t lead to peace at the 1991 Madrid Conference—and it won’t today.

Demonstrators lift flags during a protest to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in Amman, Jordan on May 16.

Jordan Is Not Palestine

Reannexing the West Bank is an impractical idea that would threaten Jordan’s stability, deny Palestinians the right to self-determination, and reward Israel’s illegal settlements.

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