Israel/Palestine

Reality Check

Been There, Done That

Let's hold the applause. Obama's trip to Israel was nothing new.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Demonstration Effect

Obama shows Netanyahu and Abbas -- and their people -- how it's done.

Warren Bass |

Argument

Cowboys vs. Kippot

The awesome sci-fi novel about U.S. relations with Israel -- in an alternate acid-trip universe.

Michael Peck |

Argument

Crowdsourcing Peace

By going over the heads of Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Obama is demanding that their people step up.

Hussein Ibish |

Argument

Nice Speech, Mr. President

Obama said all the right things in Jerusalem. Now what?

Daniel Levy |

The List

The 10 Commandments of Visiting Israel

The old commandments helped the Israelites survive the desert. A set of new ones may help Obama survive the Israelis.

Oren Kessler |

Argument

What Obama Must Do in Israel

It’s time to stop focusing on personalities and get down to the more important business of identifying common interests.

Samuel R. Berger |

Reality Check

So You Want to Be a Peacemaker?

Here are 11 lessons to keep in mind if you want to have any hope of solving the Middle East's most intractable conflict.

Aaron David Miller |

David Rothkopf

The Deliverable-in-Chief

Is Obama’s light-footprint diplomacy inviting tomorrow’s problems?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Unilateral Peace

It's time for Israel to move toward a two-state solution, alone if necessary.

Amos Yadlin |

Reality Check

Israel's Demographic Destiny

Israel can be Jewish, democratic, or a state in control of the Palestinian territories. Choose two.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Who's Winning the Great Energy Rat Race?

China just passed the United States as the world's leading oil importer. America should be happy to be No. 2.

Robin M. Mills |

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 |