The Axis of Resistance to Israel Is Breaking Up
Syria has turned against Hamas, and Iran’s efforts to mediate aren't working.
What if Countries That Excel at Vaccinations Still Don’t Achieve Herd Immunity?
Israel emerges as a test case.
There’s Hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
A new bipartisan act in Congress could make up for time lost under Trump—and more.
Qatar Is Using the Palestinians to Assert Its Regional Influence
It probably won’t work out well for either party.
Among the Unanticipated Outcomes of the U.S. Election: A Palestinian One
Abbas agrees to face voters more than a decade after his term expired.
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.
Palestinians Are Hoping for Anyone but Trump
They don’t have great hopes for Biden—but they’re desperate for a change in Washington.
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How a Biden Presidency Could Hurt Netanyahu—and Help Him
Sudan’s decision to forge ties with Israel is one more gift from the Trump administration.
Welcome to a Brand-New Middle East
Israel’s pacts with the UAE and Bahrain go far beyond the tenuous “cold peace” with Egypt and Jordan. They could even help end the conflict with the Palestinians.
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.
The UAE-Israel Agreement Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be
The deal defers the idea of annexation rather than burying it, and could exacerbate tensions between Iran and the Gulf States.
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.
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.
Washington Needs to Get to Know Jordan’s Next King
King Abdullah is young and healthy, but it’s never too early to introduce the country’s next ruler, Crown Prince Hussein, to key U.S. officials.
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.
Why Israel’s Warming Gulf Ties Will Survive Annexation
Some Arab countries now value good relations with Israel over the Palestinian cause—and not just for strategic reasons.
Europeans Pushing to Boycott Israel Over Annexation Should Think Twice
Calls for economic sanctions against Israel risk a costly collision with U.S. anti-boycott laws, as companies such as Airbnb can attest.