Secretary of State John Kerry thinks he can singlehandedly solve the world's most intractable problems. But will President Obama even let him try?
With Salam Fayyad's forced resignation, President Mahmoud Abbas has eliminated his political rivals in the West Bank.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad never had a chance to meet the outlandishly high expectations placed on him by his international boosters.
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Meet Sayed Kashua, Israel's most popular writer, comedian, critic -- and Arab.
Movers and shakers in Jerusalem have learned one simple lesson: Don't cross Sara Netanyahu.
If you think Israelis doubt the American president's commitment to peace, try talking to some Palestinians.
John Kerry arrived in the Holy Land in his latest attempt to jumpstart talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Here's how he can get the peace process off life support.
From the Arab Spring, to Syria, to Iran, to the peace process, President Barack Obama's actions have yet to live up to his high-flying rhetoric.
Once a laughingstock, the Arab world’s political body is closing ranks against Bashar al-Assad.
Let's hold the applause. Obama's trip to Israel was nothing new.
The awesome sci-fi novel about U.S. relations with Israel -- in an alternate acid-trip universe.
By going over the heads of Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Obama is demanding that their people step up.
The old commandments helped the Israelites survive the desert. A set of new ones may help Obama survive the Israelis.
It’s time to stop focusing on personalities and get down to the more important business of identifying common interests.
Here are 11 lessons to keep in mind if you want to have any hope of solving the Middle East's most intractable conflict.
Is Obama’s light-footprint diplomacy inviting tomorrow’s problems?
It's time for Israel to move toward a two-state solution, alone if necessary.
Israel can be Jewish, democratic, or a state in control of the Palestinian territories. Choose two.
China just passed the United States as the world's leading oil importer. America should be happy to be No. 2.
The peace process's two top negotiators reflect on the 20 years since their fleeting triumph.
How State Department analysts -- and no one else -- foresaw the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
A TV thriller taps into Israel's collective subconscious.
Why Obama's new secretary of state might not have much room to run.
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.