Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make a joint statement at Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on July 4, 2017.

Modi Walks a Political Tightrope With Israel

Long hesitant to have a diplomatic relationship with Israel at all, India now wants to get closer—but not too close.

A tower collapsed after being hit by Israeli air strikes in Gaza city.

Biden Struggles on Israeli-Palestinian Flare-Up

Under pressure and with few good options, an understaffed administration scrambles to tackle a crisis it never wanted.

Joe Biden waves alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas prior to their meeting on March 10, 2010 in Ramallah, West Bank.

What Biden Is—and Isn’t—Willing to Do for Palestinians

The new U.S. president wants to help, but he may not be prepared to pay the price.

Firefighters extinguish fire in Acre, Israel.

Can Biden Pivot to Asia While Israel and Gaza Burn?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians is dragging the United States back into a conflict it hoped to avoid as it refocuses attention away from the Middle East.

Arab and Jewish citizens clash in Israel.

How War With the Palestinians Triggered Ethnic Violence in Israel

In mixed towns across the country, Arab and Jewish citizens turn on one another.


Biden’s Old Playbook Won’t End Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Further conflict is inevitable unless Washington ends Israel's impunity and includes Palestinians in its global democracy agenda.

green line west bank

Green-Lined Vision Is Blurring Reality in Israel-Palestine

Policymakers can no longer rely on an imaginary border that supposedly divides two states as a one-state reality takes shape on the ground.

Heavy smoke and fire rise from Al-Sharouk tower as it collapses after being hit by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City, on May 12, 2021.

Biden Stonewalls U.N. Concern Over Israeli-Palestinian Clashes

The United States, formerly the “honest broker,” must navigate political landmines at home and abroad to respond.

Rockets are fired from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, toward Israel on May 10.

What the Latest Fighting Between Israelis and Palestinians Means for Biden

The U.S. president had hoped to avoid getting entangled in the conflict. Then the shooting started.

Israeli security forces patrol outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 24.

Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism

Failure to condemn anti-Palestinian violence will only further it.

Nasser al-Qudwa

Arafat’s Nephew Is Coming for Abbas

Veteran diplomat Nasser al-Qudwa could prompt a realignment within Palestinian politics.

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