Israel and Jordan’s Relationship Is Better Than It Looks
For both countries, national interests continue to trump personality-based politics.
Will Abbas Get Tripped Up by the Palestinian Diaspora?
Palestinians abroad are looking beyond the aging leader.
Can Enemies Become Allies in the Fight Against Climate Change?
There are many incentives for cross-border military cooperation—even among adversaries—as climate change worsens.
India’s Watergate Moment
A journalist hacked by Pegasus says he will survive, but Indian democracy may not.
Will Bennett Ditch Netanyahu’s Approach to the Iran Deal?
The Israeli prime minister seems to be charting a new course aimed at reducing tensions with the Biden administration in advance of a White House visit.
Benjamin Netanyahu Is Fading Away
Unlike Trump, Israel’s former leader never built a personality cult—and doesn’t have enough diehard fans to keep his election fraud myth alive.
Israel Goes to War Again, This Time Against Ben & Jerry’s
Israeli leaders press for legal measures after the ice cream company announced it would halt sales in Jewish settlements.
Iran and Israel’s Naval War Is Expanding
The collapse of Lebanon is intensifying a conflict in the Mediterranean that has mostly taken place in the shadows.
What’s Next for Christian Zionists?
The backbone of Israel’s support in the United States is a group of evangelical Christians, but their power is threatened by the changing of the political guard.
Will Rivka Ravitz Break the Glass Ceiling of Ultra-Orthodox Politics in Israel?
One of the country’s most powerful women has remained rooted in a traditional community. But religious parties still won’t let her run for office.
Palestinians Find New Unity After War With Israel
The 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas has unified disparate Palestinian enclaves.
U.S. Support Is Keeping the Undemocratic Palestinian Authority Alive
Mahmoud Abbas’s unelected and illegitimate government is becoming increasingly violent, but Washington’s largesse is keeping it in power.
The Real Reason Lapid Went to Abu Dhabi
The selection shows an Israeli government eager to double down on ties with Arab countries rather than address the Palestinian issue at home.
A Razed Building and Another Possible Flash Point in East Jerusalem
Israel demands Palestinians obtain building permits but rarely grants them.
Biden Needs an International Organizations Strategy
A U.S. State Department czar should lead a campaign to stop China and Russia from gaining control of multilateral agencies.
Iran-U.S. Nuclear Talks on a Hair Trigger
Tehran’s new hard-line regime still wants a deal. But even restoring the old agreement is now impossible.
How the Netanyahus Explain the World
A new novel offers a family history of Israel’s former prime minister—and insight into the dangers of any form of nationalism.
Women Are the Key to Israel’s Government
One of the few things holding the motley coalition together is a focus on women’s rights.
Israel’s Big New Shift in Hamas Policy
The Israeli government used to try buying off the group’s compliance. Now it’s intent on using reconstruction money to coerce it.