Trump Elevates an Anti-Semitic Slur Into Law
False claims of national origin play into the goals of the Christian and Israeli right.
Recognizing Israeli Settlements Marks the Final Collapse of Pax Americana
From now on, the United States will have trouble fending off other territorial claims.
U.S. Recognition of Settlements Will Harm Israel More Than It Helps
The Trump administration’s disdain for international consensus on the West Bank will encourage previously cautious governments to support BDS and Palestinian statehood.
Trump Crushes Palestinian Hopes Again
The U.S. Middle East peace plan may be in a coma. But that hasn’t stopped Washington from handing major diplomatic victories to Israel.
The Hard Left Is Hurting Palestine
When real solutions are left out because of hatred of Israel, Palestinians lose.
U.N. Aid Chief Quits Amid Probe Into Palestinian Refugee Program
Trump’s aid cuts posed an existential threat to the U.N. agency charged with caring for millions of Palestinians. Now, the agency is grappling with its own management crisis.
When Iran Welcomed Jewish Refugees
In the middle of World War II, Tehran became a haven for both Jewish and Catholic Polish refugees who were welcomed as they arrived from Soviet Central Asia.
Backing Benny Gantz Won’t Help Palestinians
Arab voters are simply used as pawns in Israeli politics. The Joint List’s leaders are naive to think any Israeli prime minister will ever address their concerns.
Why Bibi’s on Borrowed Time
If the election hasn’t killed the Israeli leader’s political career, the indictments probably will.
An Unlikely Winner in Israel’s Election
For the first time, the country’s Arab minority could wield some leverage in the political process.
Last Time a Jewish State Annexed Its Neighbors, It Disappeared for 2,000 Years
Benjamin Netanyahu scores points by promising to annex the West Bank. If he does, Israel faces a long transformative struggle between apartheid and multinational democracy—and democracy will win.
Trump Doesn’t Care About Israel. He Cares About Reelection.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s capitulation to the White House over Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s visit has harmed his country’s image and profoundly endangered bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress.
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.