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.
Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Goes on Tour
Plus: Macron and Merkel remain divided over EU leadership, and the other stories we're following today.
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.
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.
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.
Netanyahu’s Far-Right Partners Were Birthed by U.S. Terrorists
Brooklyn-born militant Meir Kahane's ideas are becoming dangerously acceptable in Israel.
Israel’s Arab Parties Aren’t All the Same
Benjamin Netanyahu wants to portray all Israeli Arab politicians as an existential threat. If his opponents are wise, they’ll distinguish among them and pave the way for a winning coalition.
The End of Oslo Is an Opportunity
The old peace process on Israel-Palestine had long ago run aground. It’s time to rethink.
How the Gulf States Got in Bed With Israel and Forgot About the Palestinian Cause
Benjamin Netanyahu is building ties with anti-Iran Arab leaders from Riyadh to Doha and betting that a peace deal is no longer a necessary prerequisite for normalizing diplomatic ties.
Trump Is Too Pro-Netanyahu for His Own Base
The love affair between the U.S. president and Israeli prime minister might play well at this week’s AIPAC conference, but it doesn’t necessarily reflect Republican voters’ views.
Dennis Ross: Trump’s Golan Giveaway ‘Makes It Harder’ to Achieve Peace
The president gave away much and got nothing in return, longtime U.S. diplomat says.