Israel/Palestine

Reality Check

Is Oslo Dead?

The peace process's two top negotiators reflect on the 20 years since their fleeting triumph.

Aaron David Miller |

Dept Of Secrets

A Clear View from Foggy Bottom

How State Department analysts  -- and no one else -- foresaw the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

William Burr |

In Other Words

'Homeland' in the Holy Land

A TV thriller taps into Israel's collective subconscious.

Debra Kamin |

Argument

It’s Not an Intifada

Palestinians aren't ready to rise up -- yet.

Jonathan Schanzer |

David Rothkopf

Does John Kerry Matter?

Why Obama's new secretary of state might not have much room to run.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Israel's Script Turns Sour

Hollywood used to portray Israelis as heroic and brave. Today, it's films about the brutality of the occupation that make it to the silver screen.

Lisa Goldman |

Feature

You Don't Know Chuck

Who said it: Sen. Hagel or the Shin Bet?

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Israelis Love to Argue...

And four other tips for Barack Obama’s first presidential visit to Israel.

Natan Sachs |

Dispatch

Europe's Hezbollah Problem

In the wake of the Bulgarian bombing investigation, will the European Union finally designate Hezbollah a terrorist group?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Reality Check

The Peace Processor

An interview with Palestinian negotiator-in-chief Saeb Erekat.

Aaron David Miller |

Reality Check

Second Time's the Charm?

Congratulations, John Kerry. You own the peace process now. Here's how not to screw it up.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Israel's New Kingmaker

Yair Lapid's critics have dismissed the former TV personality as vapid and uninformed. They couldn't be more wrong.

Neri Zilber |

Think Again

Think Again: The Muslim Brotherhood

How did so many Western analysts get Egypt's Islamist movement so wrong?

Eric Trager |

Argument

Israel's January Surprise

The pundits were wrong: Israeli voters aren't lurching to the right.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Reality Check

Learning to Live with Bibi

Netanyahu's back, and Barack Obama needs to find a way to work with him this time around.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

The Man Who Brought Down Bibi

Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself besieged by a resurgent Israeli left and an old ally-turned-rival on the right.

Nicolas Pelham |

Argument

Missing Peace

Israelis aren't rejecting the peace process this election season. They're acknowledging that a solution is impossible without a credible Palestinian partner.

Douglas J. Feith |

Slide Show

Shaking Hands, Kissing <i>Tinokot</i>

Israeli pols hit the trail from Haifa to Hebron in search of votes ahead of next Tuesday's election.

Slide Show |

The List

Over the Horizon

Five unlikely but extremely destabilizing global crises that Obama must prepare for now.

Martin Indyk |

Dispatch

Rise of the Annexers

In Israel's heated electoral politics, peace is becoming a fringe position.

Larry Derfner |

Argument

Lost Tribes

This Israeli election is not about Bibi. It's about nothing.

Daniel Levy |

Dispatch

The Most Hated Woman in Israel

Haneen Zoabi has made her career speaking up for Israel's Arab minority. In Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel, that's becoming harder each day.

Larry Derfner |

Reality Check

The Three-State Solution

Are we witnessing a historic shift toward Palestinian unity? Don't bet on it.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Palestinian Implosion

Salam Fayyad's bold effort to build Palestinian institutions could soon collapse -- unless Israel and the United States spring to action.

Ziad Asali |

Sidebar

A Cluster Bomb Killed My Father

It's time to outlaw these dangerous weapons once and for all.

Nadim Matta |

Dispatch

Unholy Alliances

Israel's election is bringing together some strange bedfellows.

Noah Efron |

Photo Essay

My Enemy, Myself

Who's your enemy? Why fight? Over the course of three years, Belgian-Tunisian photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa has traveled to both sides of the world's longest-simmering conflicts to ask these pointed questions. What he heard from combatants in the Gaza Strip, the disputed Kashmir region along the India-Pakistan border, and tribally divided South Sudan captures the futility of wars that never end -- and can't be won. Tragically, bitter rivals are often fighting for the very same reasons.

Karim Ben Khelifa |

Dispatch

The Settlement That Broke the Two-State Solution

Ma'aleh Adumim symbolizes why Middle East peace may no longer be possible.

Larry Derfner |

The List

A League of Our Own

The NRA is wrong -- gun culture in Israel and Switzerland isn't anything like it is in the United States.

Janet Rosenbaum |