Palestine

Demonstrators lift flags during a protest to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in Amman, Jordan on May 16.

Jordan Is Not Palestine

Reannexing the West Bank is an impractical idea that would threaten Jordan’s stability, deny Palestinians the right to self-determination, and reward Israel’s illegal settlements.

Jordanian King Abdullah I in Jerusalem in 1948.

Unite Jordan and Palestine—Again

Amman should reannex the West Bank to end Israel’s illegal occupation, bring peace and prosperity, and give Palestinians democratic rights.

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עמאן צריכה לספח את הגדה המערבית ועזה לירדן - כדי לשים סוף לכיבוש הישראלי הבלתי חוקי, להביא שלום ושגשוג ולהעניק זכויות דמוקרטיות לפלסטינים.

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وحدوا الأردن وفلسطين – مرة أخرى

على عمان أن تضم الضفة الغربية مرة أخرى من أجل إنهاء الاحتلال الإسرائيلي غير الشرعي ، وتحقيق السلام والازدهار ، ومنح الفلسطينيين حقوقهم الديمقراطية

Orthodox Christian worshippers pray.

In Hamas-Run Gaza, the Last Arab Christians Are Hanging On

An ancient community bears witness to its own purging—and recalls a more tolerant time.

Palestinians rally to denounce the Palestinian Authority following the violent arrest and death in custody of the activist Nizar Banat in Ramallah, West Bank, on Aug. 2.

A High-Profile Trial Spells Tribulation for the Palestinian Authority

The trial of Nizar Banat’s killers has exposed the rot at the PA’s core.

Israeli soldiers eat ice cream.

An Israeli-Palestinian Ice Cream Sandwich

Inside the dueling campaigns using Ben & Jerry’s to move U.S. sentiment on Israel.

Ben and Jerry’s announces new flavor.

Israel Goes to War Again, This Time Against Ben & Jerry’s

Israeli leaders press for legal measures after the ice cream company announced it would halt sales in Jewish settlements.

People on Gaza Beach

Palestinians Find New Unity After War With Israel

The 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas has unified disparate Palestinian enclaves.

Demonstrators hold up images of late Palestinian activist Nizar Banat, who died in late June during a violent arrest by Palestinian Authority security forces, as they march during a protest in the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on July 2, 2021.

U.S. Support Is Keeping the Undemocratic Palestinian Authority Alive

Mahmoud Abbas’s unelected and illegitimate government is becoming increasingly violent, but Washington’s largesse is keeping it in power.

Israel’s alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid gives a press conference at the new Israeli consulate in the Gulf Emirate of Dubai, on June 30.

The Real Reason Lapid Went to Abu Dhabi

The selection shows an Israeli government eager to double down on ties with Arab countries rather than address the Palestinian issue at home.

A man stands outside the ruins of Nidal al-Rajabi's house in East Jerusalem on June 29.

A Razed Building and Another Possible Flash Point in East Jerusalem

Israel demands Palestinians obtain building permits but rarely grants them.

The Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system intercepts missiles.

Israel’s Iron Dome Won’t Last Forever

The recent war in Gaza exposes the limits of a key pillar of the country’s defense strategy.

Biden delivers remarks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Did Biden Break the Glass on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Washington’s new focus on human rights could redefine the United States’ long-standing approach.

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Israeli Religious Extremists Are Driving Jewish-Arab Street Violence

In the city at the epicenter of recent clashes, relocated settlers from Gaza have brought Jewish supremacism to the heart of what was once a Palestinian city.

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lijian takes a press question.

Beijing Is Trolling Biden Over Gaza

China’s wolf warrior diplomacy has discovered the Middle East, catching Washington unprepared.

Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with Gaza in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, on May 18.

Gen Z Reclaims the Palestinian Cause

Youth activists on both sides of the Green Line have taken up the mantle abandoned by their ostensible leaders.

Palestinians in Gaza lift a banner protesting the killing of Eyad al-Hallaq and George Floyd.

How Israel Lost the Culture War

Defending the colonial project of occupation won’t work in a world where racial justice has gone mainstream.