In Israel’s Endless Elections, Female Candidates Have Been the Biggest Losers
Party mergers and other systemic problems have buried the country’s once-vaunted female political leadership.
We Know Peace Plans—This Isn’t One of Them
Here’s why Trump’s latest gambit probably won’t settle the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
For Netanyahu, Trump’s White House Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
A U.S. peace plan seems designed mainly to get Bibi reelected. The Palestinians aren’t even invited.
Israel Has a Silent Centrist Majority. Benjamin Netanyahu Is Blocking It.
As long as the prime minister remains in power, the electorate’s true preference—a centrist, secular, national unity government—will remain unfulfilled.
Trump Elevates an Anti-Semitic Slur Into Law
False claims of national origin play into the goals of the Christian and Israeli right.
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Should the United States and Israel Make It Official?
The United States and Israel call themselves allies, but they don’t have a formal defense treaty governing their relationship. Here’s why.
A U.S. Withdrawal Will Cause a Power Struggle in the Middle East
Washington could find itself fighting its way back into the region for the first time since World War II.
Benjamin Netanyahu Is Bleeding Israel’s Foreign Ministry to Death
Deep funding cuts and the gutting of Israel’s diplomatic service is undermining the prime minister’s ambitious foreign-policy agenda.
Democratic Frontrunners Are Wrong About Aid for Israel
Putting America’s annual $3.8 billion of military assistance to Israel on the chopping block makes for good politics. But it makes no sense for U.S. national security.
Recognizing Israeli Settlements Marks the Final Collapse of Pax Americana
From now on, the United States will have trouble fending off other territorial claims.
Back to the Wall, Netanyahu Fights for His Political Life
Even after a devastating indictment, it may be too soon to count out the Israeli prime minister known as “the magician.”
U.S. Recognition of Settlements Will Harm Israel More Than It Helps
The Trump administration’s disdain for international consensus on the West Bank will encourage previously cautious governments to support BDS and Palestinian statehood.