Arafat’s Nephew Is Coming for Abbas
Veteran diplomat Nasser al-Qudwa could prompt a realignment within Palestinian politics.
The ICC’s Israel Investigation Could Backfire
It’s more likely to inflame nationalist sentiments than change anything on the ground.
Israel’s Government Has Nobody at the Wheel
A cycle of deadlocked elections has left the country without a functioning administration—and a foreign policy set on autopilot.
Israel’s Osirak Option
As Netanyahu forms his government, the parallels between the politics that led to a strike on Iraq’s nuclear facility and those that could result in targeting Iran today are clear.
An Arab Kingmaker in Israeli Politics?
With election results deadlocked, an Arab-led party is seen as a possible swing faction.
Has Israel Pushed Realpolitik to Its Limits?
Two new books examine how an isolated state managed to expand its diplomatic horizons.
Did Israel’s Security State Fail the COVID Test?
Netanyahu’s focus on maintaining ultra-Orthodox support as the pandemic raged didn’t help him win, but it has left deep scars.
Exit Polls Put Netanyahu on Track to Win Israeli Election
He appears to have beaten back challengers who include defectors from his own party.
Netanyahu Stumbles Before Election as UAE Deal-Signing Blocked
$10 billion for trains, ports, and pipelines was supposed to show off his peacemaking prowess.
Israel’s Likud Isn’t the Party of Law and Order Anymore
In his constant quest for power, Benjamin Netanyahu is abandoning the Israeli right’s legalist traditions.
How Do You Say ‘Stop the Steal’ in Hebrew?
As another Israeli election nears, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s surrogates take a page from Trump’s playbook.
Will Oil Spill Conspiracy Theories Help Netanyahu Win?
Israeli voters face a toxic sludge and dubious propaganda about Libya and Iran as they head to the polls.
How a Journalist-Turned-Politician Became the Best Hope for Israel’s Anyone-but-Bibi Camp
Centrist Yair Lapid refused to join Netanyahu’s coalition last year. Now the decision is paying off.
Biden Can’t Claim ‘Moral Leadership’ While Sanctioning the ICC
Washington’s aversion to the court’s recent decision on Palestine is emblematic of a fundamental disconnect in U.S. foreign policy.
Can Biden Fix the U.N. Human Rights Council?
The administration insists it can succeed where two U.S. presidents already tried and failed.
Biden Should End U.S. Hypocrisy on Israeli Nukes
For decades, U.S. presidents have pledged not to talk about Israel’s nuclear arsenal despite pushing for nonproliferation in the region. It’s time for Washington to end the double standard.
What if Countries That Excel at Vaccinations Still Don’t Achieve Herd Immunity?
Israel emerges as a test case.