Israel/Palestine

Cars drive on a new Israeli road divided by a wall to separate it for Palestinians (L) and the side to be used exclusively by Israelis and settlers (R) in East Jerusalem, on January 10, 2019. Route 4370 connects the settlement of Geva Binyamin to the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway. The road, which has been called the Apartheid Road, is divided in the middle by a 25-foot wall.

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.

The Israeli Arab politician Ahmed Tibi casts his vote during Israel's parliamentary elections in in the northern Israeli town of Taiyiba on April 9. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

How Israel Marginalizes Its Arab Citizens

Disaffection prompted the lowest voter turnout in years among Arab Israelis.

Sudanese demonstrators protest outside the army headquarters in Khartoum on April 12. (Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

The World This Weekend

FP’s latest on the turmoil in Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election, and Julian Assange’s arrest.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Jared Kushner on June 21, 2017 in Jerusalem.

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.

Israeli far-right demonstrators hold a placard that reads in Hebrew "The Jewish blood will not be abandoned" and a poster of the late Meir Kahane, at the scene of an attack in the Israeli city Rishon LeZion on November 2, 2015. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu’s Far-Right Partners Were Birthed by U.S. Terrorists

Brooklyn-born militant Meir Kahane's ideas are becoming dangerously acceptable in Israel.

Ayman Odeh (C), and  Ahmad Tibi (L), lead a demonstration by Arab Israelis against house demolitions carried out by Israeli authorities in Arab neighborhoods, in front of the Knesset  in Jerusalem on January 23, 2017.

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 security gate at the entrance to the Bat Ayin settlement in the West Bank on Jan. 13, 2017. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The End of Oslo Is an Opportunity

The old peace process on Israel-Palestine had long ago run aground. It’s time to rethink.

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (C), Mohamed Bin Thaaloob al-Derai, President of UAE Wrestling Judo, and Kickboxing Federation (L) and International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer (R) chat during the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Judo tournament in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi on October 27, 2018.

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.

Followers of Evangelical Pastor John Hagee chant slogans in support of Israel as they wave Israeli and U.S. flags during a rally in Jerusalem on April 7, 2008.

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.

An Israeli flag is seen placed on Mount Bental in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on May 10, 2018. (Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Newly-allied Israeli centrist politicians Benny Gantz (L) and Yair Lapid (R), as they deliver a joint statement in Tel Aviv on Feb. 21.

Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid Must Not Repeat Tzipi Livni’s Mistake

The former foreign minister could have saved Israel from a decade of Benjamin Netanyahu’s disastrous rule, but in 2008 she refused to lead a coalition supported by Israeli Arab parties and threw away her chance to lead the country.

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni speaks on the phone to constituents in Tel Aviv on March 15, 2015. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Netanyahu Delegitimized Me’

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni discusses the upcoming Israeli election and why she bowed out.

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner after the swearing-in of senior staff at the White House on Jan. 22, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Jared Kushner and the Art of Humiliation

Trump’s son-in-law has become known as a deal-maker. But with the Palestinians, his approach appears to be take it or leave it.

Retired Israeli Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz in the city of Rishon LeZion, south of  Tel Aviv, on Feb 1. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

The Bibi Slayer?

By advocating clean and courteous politics, a retired general is giving Netanyahu a run for his money.

Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat addresses delegates of the Organization of African Unity in July 1972 in Kampala, Uganda.

Theresa May Is Negotiating Like Yasser Arafat

The late Palestinian leader was legendary for forsaking promising opportunities, caving to extremists, and failing to appreciate the challenges of negotiating against a stronger opponent. Britain’s prime minister has perfected his diplomatic style.

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The New Pro-Israel Law That Could Backfire on Israel

A bid to temper Palestinian security funding cuts before they go into effect this week fell short.

Yahya Sinwar (C-R), the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Ismail Haniyeh (C-L), the senior leader of the movement's political bureau, attend the funeral of a Hamas official in Gaza City on March 25, 2017.

Can Israel’s Iron Wall Contain Hamas?

Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has tried to keep the Islamist group in check, but the situation in Gaza is as unstable as ever.

A supporter of the Fatah movement carries a banner depicting U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a rally in Nablus, the West Bank, on Jan. 3. (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

Dear Democrats: Don’t Let Trump Kill the Two-State Solution

Here’s how the new Congress should buy time for Israeli-Palestinian peace under the next president.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks to the head of Israel's Arab parliamentary bloc, Ayman Odeh, during a discussion to vote on the dissolution of the Israeli parliament in the Knesset in Jerusalem on Dec. 26, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

How the Jewish Left and Palestinian Arabs Can Remake Israeli Politics

A political alliance between Israel’s left wing and Arab parties could topple Benjamin Netanyahu.

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