Where Do Things Stand With the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout?
The U.K.’s quick approval of the Pfizer vaccine means some Britons will get shots starting next week—but in the rest of the world, it’s going to take a while for regular people to get inoculated.
Our Top Weekend Reads
The real grievances behind the Ethiopian conflict, Pompeo acknowledges that the two-state solution is dead, and a look at a possible Pentagon pick.
Biden Can’t Free Palestine
The Oslo paradigm has proved dangerous for Palestinians. It’s time to look beyond it.
Trump’s Parting Gift to Biden: A More Stable Middle East
He was successful because only an iconoclastic president could have rejected false assumptions and failed strategies.
What Saeb Erekat’s Death Means for Palestinians of My Generation
We worked hard for a state of our own but may not live to see it.
What Israeli Politicians Really Think About the U.S. Election
Settler leaders are openly praying for Trump, but Netanyahu is more cagey.
The UAE’s Invisible Palestinian Hand
An exiled foe of Mahmoud Abbas helped engineer the Arab peace deals with Israel that are infuriating the aging Palestinian president.
‘Tired of the Game’: Palestinian Americans Want Trump Out but Have Issues With Biden
In a crucial state like Michigan, Joe Biden will have to convince skeptical Palestinians that he won’t leave them in the lurch—again.
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.