Meet Israel’s New Kingmaker
Avigdor Lieberman could determine whether Benjamin Netanyahu gets another term. What does he want?
Will an Israeli Energy Boom Make the EU Pro-Israel?
Future dependency on Israeli natural gas could change the political equation for many European countries that are currently critical of Israeli policies toward Palestinians.
Netanyahu Keeps Winning Because He’s an Effective Leader
Israel’s prime minister has now served in the role for as long as the country’s founding father. Voters support him because they’re convinced he keeps them safe and reduces their international isolation.
Gulf-Israel Ties Might Not Survive Trump’s Peace Plan
A political program that does not envision statehood for the Palestinians could reverse the Gulf Arab states’ tentative warming toward Israel.
Wedge Politics Won’t Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Kushner’s plan aims to divide Palestinians from their leaders but fails to recognize that the people already resent their corrupt leadership—while failing to place any similar pressure on an Israeli prime minister under indictment.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas Need Each Other to Survive
Israel needs the Palestinian Authority’s security cooperation to avoid another intifada—and without security ties to Israel and the funding that comes with it, the PA could cease to exist.
Why Israel’s Generals Are Taking on Netanyahu
Almost all of them believe the prime minister is destroying Israel’s democratic values and sacrificing the Zionist dream by avoiding a two-state solution.
The World This Weekend
World leaders converged at the G-20 summit in Osaka, the Trump administration released its Middle East peace plan, and Democratic presidential contenders took the debate stage.
Trump Should Scrap His Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan and Focus on Gaza
The White House’s fantasy proposal is bound to fail.
Economic Band-Aids Won’t Bring Peace to the Middle East
European leaders should not lend support to a Trump administration plan that dangles economic carrots to Palestinians while entrenching the Israeli occupation.
Don’t Dismiss the Bahrain Conference. It Can Help Palestinians.
Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s peace plan may not be the deal of the century, but there are interim steps that U.S. officials and Arab leaders could take to help stabilize the West Bank and Gaza.
Shot by Israelis, Healed by Israelis
On the podcast: Yousef Bashir describes growing up in Gaza during the second Palestinian uprising.
Trump Has Misdiagnosed the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The White House’s economic plan for Gaza and the West Bank should invite skepticism.
Israel Is at Peace (With Itself)
The country can’t form a government, its peace process is permanently stalled—and things have never been better.
New Vote in Israel Puts Trump’s Deal of the Century on Ice
Parliament votes to dissolves itself after Netanyahu failed to form a majority coalition.
The Next Round in Gaza Will Be Deadlier
An Israeli-Palestinian truce ended the fighting but didn’t address the issues driving it.
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.
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.