Israel/Palestine

Dispatch

The Intifada Comes to Brooklyn

Can 297 victims of Hamas terrorist attacks in the Second Intifada find justice in a New York court?

Batya Ungar-Sargon |

Argument

Lying Down With Dogs

Turkey's support for Hamas agents who tried to topple Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority is putting Erdogan in a pickle.

Jonathan Schanzer |

COLUMN

Is Barack Obama More of a Realist Than I Am?

This president isn't weak and waffling. He's calculating, coldhearted, and decisive when it counts.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

How Egypt Prolonged the Gaza War

As Israel and the Palestinians struggle to reach yet another cease-fire, the mediators in Cairo are making the conflict worse -- and empowering radicals in the process.​

Michele Dunne |

Dispatch

How Many Tons of Cement Will It Take to Rebuild Gaza?

In the ruins of the Strip, the devastation has spared no one.

David Kenner |

COLUMN

All Heat and No Fire

The U.N. is going to determine if Hamas and Israel committed war crimes in Gaza. Even if they did, what can the U.N. do about it?

David Bosco |

Argument

The Sisi Doctrine

From Gaza to Libya to Iraq, Egypt's new strongman is developing a foreign policy based on repression and stability.

Michael Wahid Hanna |

Dispatch

Victory or Death

For the hard-line brigades in Gaza, a cease-fire is only a temporary reprieve from a battle that never ends.

David Kenner |

Dispatch

In Gaza, the War Is Far From Over

As strikes resume, the battered Palestinians of the Strip don’t want Hamas to give up the fight.

David Kenner |

Argument

Fair-Weather Friend

Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?

Trita Parsi |

COLUMN

Do No (More) Harm

Every time the U.S. touches the Middle East, it makes things worse. It's time to walk away and not look back.

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

Who Won the Gaza War?

Turns out the biggest winner wasn’t even fighting.

Aaron David Miller |

COLUMN

On Israel's Defeat in Gaza

Hamas will dig out from under the rubble and the world will remember the image of four boys killed on a beach.

David Rothkopf |

Dispatch

The War Within Gaza

With a cease-fire holding, a battered Hamas now begins its battle with enemies within for control over the future of the Strip.

David Kenner |

Dispatch

The Death of Sympathy

How Israel’s hawks intimidated and silenced the last remnants of the anti-war left.

Gregg Carlstrom |

Argument

Hamas's BFFs

It's time to stop treating Turkey and Qatar like they’re anything other than proxies for terrorists.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

How to Fix It

Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.

Jimmy Carter |

Dispatch

Boiling Point in the West Bank

With Gaza in flames, can Mahmoud Abbas keep a lid on a smoldering West Bank?

David Kenner |

COLUMN

The Hamas Rope-a-Dope

It's going to be a long fight -- but Hamas has weathered the Israeli barrage thus far. And that counts as a win.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

The Eye of the Storm

During a lull in the fighting, Gaza’s residents returned to assess the damage and came away without hope.

Sharif Abdel Kouddous |

Argument

How to Isolate Allies and Reward Enemies

By cutting Israel off from the world for 36 hours, the FAA and the White House gave Hamas exactly what it wanted.

Douglas J. Feith |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The aftermath of the MH17 shoot-down; violence in Gaza continues; and Hindus celebrate in India.

FP Staff |

Argument

How Many Lawyers Does It Take to Fight a War?

When the dust finally settles in Gaza, the battle will head to the courtroom.

Suzanne Nossel |

Argument

The Transformation of Shimon Peres

How the last of Israel's founding fathers went from "Mr. Security" to become his country's most prominent dove.

Yossi Beilin |

Argument

An Eye for a Tooth

Israel's problem with deterrence.

Daniel Byman |