Corporations Will Be Complicit if Israel Goes Through With Annexation
Annexation will raise their legal risk of being held accountable for human rights violations and war crimes.
How Bibi’s Friends in the Settlements and in Washington Helped Scuttle His Annexation Move
Israel’s West Bank land grab is on hold for now.
The Two-State Solution Is Dead. What Comes Next Is Worse.
Annexation of the West Bank would cement a one-state reality on the ground, enshrining Israeli rights over Palestinians.
Israel’s Annexation of the West Bank Would be a Gift to Iran
Beleaguered by regional tensions, the COVID-19 pandemic, and economic woes, Tehran could use anti-Israel sentiment to restore its reputation.
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The coronavirus brings additional health concerns, Israeli democracy is threatened by the West Bank annexation, and protests in Europe bring issues of racism to the fore.
Stop Calling Israel a Jewish Democracy
The looming annexation of the West Bank will create a one-state reality, forcing American elites to choose between a commitment to the country’s Jewishness and democratic values.
How Israeli Annexation Talk Is Already Reshaping the Middle East
Palestinians withdraw from peace deals, and Jordan could be next, as Israel edges closer to appropriating land outright.
Biden Must Speak Out Against Israeli Annexation Plans Before It’s Too Late
With Trump’s blessing, Israel is getting ready to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank as soon as July. Biden shouldn’t go along.
How the Coronavirus Saved Netanyahu’s Political Career
For an Israeli leader who stokes fear to fuel his power, the pandemic came as opportunity.
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.
The Political Wizardry of Benjamin Netanyahu
In one stroke, the Israeli leader has extended his term and weakened an opponent.
Israel’s Double Curse: Politics and the Pandemic
A Supreme Court decision threatens Netanyahu’s grip on power and augurs a constitutional crisis.
Israel’s War Footing Against the Coronavirus
In the fight against the pandemic, some familiar tactics are deployed.
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.
Netanyahu Surges in Israeli Election
Exit polls give the prime minister a solid chance at forming the next government, despite corruption charges.
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Bernie Sanders’s stance on Israeli settlements, Emmanuel Macron’s fight against Islamism, and elections in Slovakia.
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.