Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?
Plus: A ruling on same-sex relations in Kenya, May's departure date, and the other stories we're following today.
You Can’t Defeat Tomorrow’s Terrorists by Fighting Yesterday’s Enemy
Countries from Sri Lanka and Israel to the United States and Norway have failed to prevent attacks because their intelligence agencies were fixated on the last threat rather than the next one.
Pompeo Goes to Russia
Mike Pompeo meets his counterpart in Russia, violence flares as the military and protesters hash out a transitional government in Sudan, and the U.S.-China trade war rumbles on.
The Next Round in Gaza Will Be Deadlier
An Israeli-Palestinian truce ended the fighting but didn’t address the issues driving it.
The Future Is Here, and It Features Hackers Getting Bombed
Israeli armed forces responded to a Hamas cyberattack by bombing the group’s hacking headquarters.
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.
Israel’s Refusal to Recognize the Armenian Genocide Is Indefensible
Both Armenians and Jews have been the victims of premeditated mass murder. The Israeli government must put justice before political expediency and call the crime by its name.
Document of the Week: Jared Kushner’s Mideast Peace Email
“Our goal can’t be to keep things stable and as they are, our goal had to be to make things significantly BETTER!”
The Ultra-Orthodox Will Determine Israel’s Political Future
Netanyahu’s embrace and the left’s hostility have made the fast-growing Haredi Jewish population the right’s most reliable constituency.
Separation and a Two-State Solution Aren’t the Same
Netanyahu is not the only one who opposes basic Palestinian rights. Almost all Israeli leaders reject the fundamental tenets of sovereignty that would make a Palestinian state genuine and viable.
How Israel Marginalizes Its Arab Citizens
Disaffection prompted the lowest voter turnout in years among Arab Israelis.
What if Israel Threw a Eurovision Party and Nobody Came?
A glitz and glam song competition turns political.
The World This Weekend
FP’s latest on the turmoil in Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election, and Julian Assange’s arrest.
How Israel’s Netanyahu Uses Fear and Loathing to Win Elections
On the podcast: The Israeli journalist Anshel Pfeffer looks back at Bibi’s first general election campaign in 1996.
Trump Must Not Let Jared Kushner’s Peace Plan See the Light of Day
Releasing a U.S. proposal that is bound to fail would legitimize Israeli annexation, give Saudi Arabia leverage, and strengthen Iran and its allies.
U.S. Lawmakers Talk Turkey to Ankara
New legislation is aimed at forcing the recalcitrant NATO ally back into the fold.
The Long Game of Benjamin Netanyahu
For two decades, Israel’s prime minister has sought to destroy the prospects for a Palestinian state. With a fifth term, he can finally do it.
5 Factors That Will Make or Break Bibi’s Re-Election Chances
The Israeli leader is vying for a fifth term amid corruption allegations.
Netanyahu’s Far-Right Partners Were Birthed by U.S. Terrorists
Brooklyn-born militant Meir Kahane's ideas are becoming dangerously acceptable in Israel.