Palestinians Can’t Stand In the Way of Israel’s Regional Integration
Deals with the UAE and Bahrain demonstrate the Palestinian issue is no longer a barrier to Israeli-Arab cooperation.
Trump Extends Arab Push to Normalize Ties With Israel
With Bahrain also recognizing Israel, Washington hopes for a new era of Arab rapprochement with Israel—but that may prove more elusive.
Why Palestinians Need to Reclaim the PLO
The Palestinian Authority has failed to deliver democracy or sovereignty to the Palestinian people. It’s time for a new generation of leaders to deliver accountable governance and freedom.
Normalization Deal Between Israel and the UAE Signals a Shift in the Region
The agreement requires Israel to put West Bank annexation on hold, but Netanyahu says it’s temporary.
Annexation Isn’t Dead. A Desperate Trump Could Bring It Back to Life.
Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank seems off the agenda for now, but Trump might push Netanyahu to proceed anyway.
Oslo Is Dead, the Two-State Solution Isn’t
A two-state solution remains the only politically viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—and, with the right Israeli and U.S. leaders, it can be achieved outside the Oslo framework.
Biden Bucks Progressives, Won’t Denounce Israeli Occupation
The Sanders wing has scored a lot of victories in the Democratic platform—but didn’t get all it wanted on Israel.
How Israel Emerged as an Unlikely Peacemaker in the Middle East
By playing a productive role mediating between Qatar and its foes, the country has carved out a position as the one actor that could ease regional tensions.
Israel Can’t Hide Evidence of Its Occupation Anymore
For more than 20 years, an obscure U.S. law concealed satellite imagery of Israel’s activities in the occupied territories. Because of an abrupt reversal, satellite technology can now be used to defend Palestinians’ human rights.
Democrats Can’t Allow Israel to Pursue Annexation Without Consequences
Israel could finally become a partisan issue in Washington—but only if Democrats put their money where their mouth is.
Annexation Will Probably Go Smoothly. The Problems Will Come Later.
Israel’s annexation of Palestinian territory won’t trigger a disaster. But the aftermath will be toxic for the Jewish state.
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.
Our Top Weekend Reads
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.