Benny Gantz Did the Right Thing by Putting His Country First
The Blue and White leader’s colleagues and former allies have denounced him for caving to Benjamin Netanyahu—but his conciliatory gesture is a sign of statesmanship, not weakness.
It’s Up to Israel to Stop a Coronavirus Catastrophe Among Palestinians
The Palestinian health care system has been held back by military occupation and is unprepared for the coronavirus onslaught. Israel must act swiftly.
The Political Wizardry of Benjamin Netanyahu
In one stroke, the Israeli leader has extended his term and weakened an opponent.
Palestinians Brace for an Outbreak in One of the World’s Most Densely Populated Territories
The first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip portend a calamity.
Israel’s Double Curse: Politics and the Pandemic
A Supreme Court decision threatens Netanyahu’s grip on power and augurs a constitutional crisis.
Iran Knows Who to Blame for the Virus: America and Israel
The regime’s ideological army is spinning conspiracy theories even as it helps spread the virus among Iran’s long-suffering people.
Better Health Through Mass Surveillance?
Israeli authorities want to spy on people with the coronavirus.
Israel’s War Footing Against the Coronavirus
In the fight against the pandemic, some familiar tactics are deployed.
Bibi Is No Houdini
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a political magician who has run out of tricks—and his stubbornness is stopping the Israeli right from winning convincingly and governing the country.
Annexation Would Threaten U.S. Military Support for Israel
Netanyahu's planned land grab in the West Bank will undermine bipartisan support for U.S.-Israel defense ties—endangering the special relationship and Israelis’ security.
A Netanyahu Victory Would Be Bad News for Peace and the Rule of Law
If he leads the next government, the prime minister is likely to annex much of the West Bank and deepen attacks on judicial independence.
Netanyahu Surges in Israeli Election
Exit polls give the prime minister a solid chance at forming the next government, despite corruption charges.
Trump’s Plan for Palestine Looks a Lot Like Apartheid
Israel has long resisted the South Africa analogy, but the U.S. government’s support for annexation is making it a reality.
Why Israel’s Political System Is Broken and How It Can Be Fixed
Do-over elections and political paralysis are undermining faith in the system.
Death on the Nile
Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for three decades, leaving a legacy of oppression and corruption.