Jared Kushner’s Peace Plan Would Turn Jordan Upside Down
If the Trump administration seeks to strip Palestinian refugees of their status, it will destabilize one of America’s closest allies in the region.
The Taming of the Palestinian Authority
Israeli influence over Palestinian finances has driven a wedge between PA leaders and their supporters.
If Trump Wants the Ultimate Deal, He Must Not Repeat These Mistakes
Israeli-Palestinian peace is elusive because both sides—and the United States—have made a series of damaging but preventable errors.
For Palestinians, America Was Never an Honest Broker
The Trump administration’s policies don’t represent a radical shift. The White House has simply abandoned the facade of neutrality and rubber-stamped the Israeli government’s agenda.
The Oslo Accords Are Dead, but There Is Still a Path to Peace
On the 25th anniversary of the landmark Israeli-Palestinian deal, activists and diplomats should focus on recreating the conditions that made it possible.
Trump Wants to Help Israel by Cutting Aid to Palestinians. Why are Some Israelis Worried?
Cuts could deepen economic crisis in the West Bank and Gaza and lead to violence.
‘One Cannot Simply Wish Away 5 Million People’
The U.N. agency chief for Palestinian refugees warns funding cuts risk undermining Middle East stability.
Trump and Allies Seek End to Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians
In internal emails, Jared Kushner advocated a “sincere effort to disrupt” the U.N.’s relief agency for Palestinians.
Israel’s Knesset Is Debating Democracy Itself
A new law before the Israeli parliament would demote Arabic as an official language — and undermine equality.
The Occupation as Entertainment
The second season of the acclaimed TV thriller “Fauda” obscures the dark realities of Israeli rule in the West Bank.
An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Can Work
The two-state solution is dead. Most one-state solutions are unacceptable to the other side. There is, however, a viable peace plan that appeals to both.
Kushner’s Peace Plan Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen
The last thing Israelis and Palestinians need now is another failed blueprint. Stabilizing Gaza is more important.
Mohammed bin Salman Has Thrown the Palestinians Under the Bus
The United States and Arab governments have abandoned the Palestinian cause and believe they can browbeat Mahmoud Abbas into submission.
Gazans Are Protesting Their Economy, Not Israel’s Existence
The most important motive for the “Great March of Return” has been anger at Gaza's terrible conditions for daily life.
Palestinians Have Been Abandoned by Their Leaders
Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority are undermining democracy. Only a new generation can bring real change.
Drones Don’t Wear Uniforms. They Should.
Israel’s use of consumer drones against protesters heralds a dangerous, lawless age of conflict.
Don’t Blame Hamas for the Gaza Bloodshed
Israel has a right to defend its borders, but shooting unarmed protesters who haven’t breached its frontier is disproportionate and illegal.
The Nonviolent Violence of Hamas
The unarmed protests at the Gaza-Israel border are a desperate bid to provoke a crisis.
A Former Peace Negotiator Muses on Trump and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
More than a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, we’ve seen what appears to be a fundamental shift in U.S. policy toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Pence’s Visit to the Middle East Serves No Purpose
The vice president should stay home rather than inflame an already bad situation.