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.
U.S. Withholds Millions of Dollars in Promised Palestinian Food Aid
The U.N. relief agency has been left with millions in unpaid bills.
U.N. Security Council Takes Aim at U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem
The U.S. vetoed the resolution, which Nikki Haley called an “insult” to America that “won’t be forgotten.”
Why Israel Should Be Worried About Getting Into Bed with Trump
There’s long been a bipartisan consensus on support for Israel. That may soon be history.
Why Recognizing Jerusalem Is Good for Peace
Until the Palestinians realize that Israel is here to stay and start negotiating in earnest, it behooves Washington to signal that they are losing ground.
Jerusalem: After 30 Years of Hope and Failure, What’s Next for Israel/Palestine?
The United States has forfeited its authority as a neutral broker. It may be time for the Palestinian street to have its say.
Trump’s Jerusalem Policy Is More Ambiguous Than It Seems
And that's going to lead to even bigger problems down the road.
Trump Just Sabotaged His Own Peace Process
The president has ended any hope that the United States can broker a diplomatic solution in the Holy Land.
Will the U.S. Embassy’s Move to Jerusalem Matter?
Israel currently sits athwart two countervailing strategic trends.