It’s Up to Israel to Stop a Coronavirus Catastrophe Among Palestinians
The Palestinian health care system has been held back by military occupation and is unprepared for the coronavirus onslaught. Israel must act swiftly.
Palestinians Brace for an Outbreak in One of the World’s Most Densely Populated Territories
The first coronavirus cases in the Gaza Strip portend a calamity.
Israel’s War Footing Against the Coronavirus
In the fight against the pandemic, some familiar tactics are deployed.
A Netanyahu Victory Would Be Bad News for Peace and the Rule of Law
If he leads the next government, the prime minister is likely to annex much of the West Bank and deepen attacks on judicial independence.
Trump’s Plan for Palestine Looks a Lot Like Apartheid
Israel has long resisted the South Africa analogy, but the U.S. government’s support for annexation is making it a reality.
The Oslo Accords Are Dead. Should the Palestinian Authority Live On?
Trump’s peace plan killed any hope of a negotiated settlement. Rather than empty rhetoric, Palestinian leaders owe their people a new approach—even if it means disbanding the PA.
Trump Pressures Palestinians and Allies Over Peace Plan
The White House blocks a U.N. resolution and threatens to withhold aid to the Palestinians.
Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Isn’t New. It Plagiarized a 40-Year-Old Israeli Initiative.
The White House likes to pretend it’s breaking with tradition. In fact, it’s recycling old maps and ideas.
Boris Johnson Bows to Trump on the Middle East
Eager to curry favor and win a new trade deal, the British leader seems ready to follow the United States’ lead on the Israelis and Palestinians.
We Know Peace Plans—This Isn’t One of Them
Here’s why Trump’s latest gambit probably won’t settle the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
For Netanyahu, Trump’s White House Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
A U.S. peace plan seems designed mainly to get Bibi reelected. The Palestinians aren’t even invited.
U.S. Recognition of Settlements Will Harm Israel More Than It Helps
The Trump administration’s disdain for international consensus on the West Bank will encourage previously cautious governments to support BDS and Palestinian statehood.
Did the U.S. Even Have the Authority to Bar Iranian Leaders From U.N. Summit?
The United Nations has long disputed that Washington has a right to block people from the New York headquarters—going back to Yasser Arafat in 1988.
Annexing the West Bank Will Destabilize Jordan
Netanyahu’s election promise won’t just hurt Israel, it will create chaos for its eastern neighbor and a diplomatic backlash too.
Wedge Politics Won’t Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Kushner’s plan aims to divide Palestinians from their leaders but fails to recognize that the people already resent their corrupt leadership—while failing to place any similar pressure on an Israeli prime minister under indictment.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas Need Each Other to Survive
Israel needs the Palestinian Authority’s security cooperation to avoid another intifada—and without security ties to Israel and the funding that comes with it, the PA could cease to exist.
Trump Should Scrap His Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan and Focus on Gaza
The White House’s fantasy proposal is bound to fail.
Economic Band-Aids Won’t Bring Peace to the Middle East
European leaders should not lend support to a Trump administration plan that dangles economic carrots to Palestinians while entrenching the Israeli occupation.