Israel/Palestine

COLUMN

The Slaughter of Innocents

Why collateral damage undoes the best-laid plans of "limited" war makers.

David Rothkopf |

COLUMN

Israel and Hamas Need Each Other

The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

You Can't Kill Hamas, You Can Only Make It Stronger

Experts and insiders say that Israel's military offensive will only further radicalize the Palestinian population -- and alienate frustrated friends in the United States.

Mark Perry |

Report

What Hamas Wants, What Israel Needs

Neither side can gain from this war of attrition. But is Benjamin Netanyahu willing to risk a ground invasion to stop it?

Natan Sachs |

Dispatch

Siege Mentality

While Israel pounds Gaza with bombs, the real battleground of East Jerusalem is ready to boil over.

Gregg Carlstrom |

Argument

Stay Home and Stay Out of This Fight

Why John Kerry has no business trying to make peace between Israel and Gaza right now.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

The Teenagers’ Revolt

Angry Israeli and Palestinian youths are steering the course of events in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Report

Crunch Time for Egypt's Energy Mess?

Sisi is taking bold steps, including forging possible deals with Israel, to keep his country from going over a financial cliff.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

Dark Dividends

Will the murder of three teenagers bring Armageddon to the Arab-Israeli conflict?

Aaron David Miller |

COLUMN

The Middle East Has Thrown in the Towel on Making Peace with Israel

New polls from across the region show a deep pessimism on the possibility of a non-violent, two-state solution.

Bruce Stokes |

Dispatch

Bibi and the Lost Boys

Can Netanyahu find Israel's three kidnapped teenagers without destroying his own government and tearing the West Bank apart?

Amos Harel |

Dispatch

Hamas on the Ropes

The militant Palestinian movement faces declining popular support, empty coffers, and bitter enemies abroad. Now with a massive Israeli crackdown underway, it's struggling to determine its true identity. 

Neri Zilber |

COLUMN

Things Fall Apart. Except When They Don't.

A cohesive Iraqi state will always be a fiction. ISIS will shoot itself in the foot. And other important truths to guide U.S. policy in today’s increasingly turbulent Middle East.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

How the disappearance of three Israeli boys in the West Bank is upending Palestinian politics.

Dalia Hatuqa |

COLUMN

Shimon Peres and the Minnows of the Middle East

The Israeli president's departure only highlights the glaring dearth of decent leaders remaining in the region today. 

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Three-State Solution

The peace process has failed again, and it's time for Israel's neighbors to shoulder the burden of dealing with the Palestinians.

Danny Danon |

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 |