Israel/Palestine

Profile

Building Palestinian Democracy, One Brick at a Time

Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.

Jonathan Schienberg |

Argument

If All Else Fails, Blame the Israelis

The Turkish indictment of Israeli officials for the Mavi Marmara raid looks like a cynical ploy by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to shore up his popularity.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Interview

'A' Jewish State vs. 'The' Jewish State

A conversation with FP's David Rothkopf and former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren -- on Zionism, the loyalty of American Jews, and the promise of the Promised Land.

Michael Oren |

COLUMN

The Holy City of the Living Dead

There's actually a lesson about Israel buried inside this horribly bad horror flick about Hezbollah zombies.

Michael Peck |

In Box

'The State Doesn't Exist for You'

Israel says it wants to lift its Bedouin citizens out of poverty. But it keeps demolishing their villages.

Josh Raisher |

Argument

A Friend in Need

Why Israel should count itself lucky to have a straight-talking pal like John Kerry.

Michael A. Cohen |

COLUMN

Honey, Vinegar, and Apartheid

Why apocalyptic warnings from America's diplomat-in-chief will do nothing to advance the peace process.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Seven-Year Itch

The reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PLO is long overdue. And America should welcome it.

Khaled Elgindy |

Argument

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You

The world is addicted to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. But are never-ending negotiations only delaying a day of reckoning?

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Programmed for Failure

The latest round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations never had a chance -- and unless the United States asks itself some tough questions, its days as peace broker are numbered.

Khaled Elgindy |

COLUMN

Threat of Justice

Israel fears prosecution in The Hague, and the Palestinians know it. But does the world’s war crimes court want to get involved?

David Bosco |

COLUMN

The Lonely Man

With the peace process sputtering, will John Kerry abandon his signature initiative -- or cling to his belief that a deal can really be reached?

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Suicide by Statehood

Palestine's push for international recognition is tanking John Kerry's peace talks. Was this Abbas's plan all along?

Grant Rumley |

Report

I Was Against Pollard's Release Before I Was for It

John Kerry and Washington's decades-long fight over releasing Israel's controversial spy.

Shane Harris |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Russian troops pull back but what does it mean?

Hagel is wheels up for Hawaii, Asia; Hagel: who thinks tobacco is still healthy?; SitRep reaches 100,000 readers; George Little gets a promotion; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Report

Early Release

Jonathan Pollard is Israel's most notorious spy. So why are Washington and Jerusalem talking about freeing him?

Shane Harris |

COLUMN

Spies, Swaps, and Sins of Omission

Five ways to tell the Middle East peace process is in big trouble.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Mahmoud Abbas and the 'Jewish State'

In refusing to recognize Israel as the “Jewish state,” the Palestinian leader is denying a fact that even Yasser Arafat was willing to admit.

Robert Satloff |

Argument

Is Israel About to Invade Gaza Again?

As rockets and threats fly fast and furious, a familiar tension builds in the Middle East.

Amos Harel |

Argument

Boots on the Ground

Should NATO troops help enforce an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement?

William J. Durch |

COLUMN

Red Sea Déjà Vu

Israel's seizure of an Iranian cargo ship carrying weapons this week should be a wake-up call. It's the same, old bad behavior.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Powerless Peacemaker

Don't count on Obama pressuring Bibi to make peace in the Middle East. He isn’t -- and he can’t.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

America Has a Plan. And, No, It Isn't One That Israel Would Like.

New poll shows that if the two-state solution collapses, U.S. public favors democracy over Jewishness.

Shibley Telhami |

COLUMN

Bibi Trapped

Why Israel's prime minister can't call the shots on Iran or the peace process.

Aaron David Miller |

In Box

Zionist Movement

How AIPAC is severing its historical roots -- and weakening its influence.

John B. Judis |

COLUMN

Is the United States Playing 'Small Ball'?

Obama is wrestling with Iran, Syria and Israel -- what happened to all the big stuff?

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

The Best Policy

Can the United States ever be an honest broker in Middle East peace talks?

Aaron David Miller |

COLUMN

Sugarfree ScarJo to the Rescue

If Middle East peace were only this easy.

Matt Bors |

Argument

Palestine's Peace Bomb

What will happen when one million refugees have the right to return -- to the West Bank?

Steven J. Rosen |