Israel/Palestine

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Sound and Sensible

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy would echo the best of America’s bipartisan traditions. But the desperate Obama caricature of it is just a sad indication of how much the president has failed.

Peter D. Feaver |

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Bulldozing the Special Relationship

The Rachel Corrie verdict should be a wakeup call to America.

Hussein Ibish |

Argument

Sex and Scandal in the Holy Land

Washington went into crisis mode over news of a GOP congressman skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee. Israelis can barely stifle a yawn.

Ron Kampeas |

Dispatch

The Decider

Opponents of an Israeli strike on Iran have focused their ire on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But it's his hawkish defense minister, Ehud Barak, who is really driving the talk of war.

Oren Kessler |

Reality Check

KABOOM

Everyone calm down: Israel is not going to bomb Iran. Well, at least not in 2012.

Aaron David Miller |

Small Wars

This Is Not a Test

Are missile defenses ready if Iran responds to an Israeli strike?

Robert Haddick |

Terms of Engagement

Zone of Insanity

Are Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak really crazy enough to bomb Iran -- against the wishes of the United States and their own people?

James Traub |

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Obama Has Been Great for Israel

Anyone who tells you otherwise is distorting reality.

Colin H. Kahl |

Jeffrey Lewis

The Ayatollah's Pregnant Pause

What's behind the "new" intelligence on Iran's nuclear program.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Reality Check

The Politically Incorrect Guide to U.S. Interests in the Middle East

Sorry, folks: America just doesn't care about freedom or Arab-Israeli peace all that much.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

The Syrian Spillover

Is anyone prepared for the unintended consequences of the war for Syria?

Daniel L. Byman |

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Brother Knows Best

How Egypt's new president is outsmarting the generals.

Steven A. Cook |

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Uncultured

Mitt Romney don't know much about economic history.

Daron Acemoglu |

Dispatch

Panetta Counts the Ways

Iron Dome, the Joint Strike Fighter, and other signs of America's love for Israel.

Kevin Baron |

Argument

The Angry Lightweight

What's worse than not having a coherent foreign policy? Mouthing off about it.

Michael A. Cohen |

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Before Deadly Bulgaria Bombing, Tracks of a Resurgent Iran-Hezbollah Threat

Bent on avenging attacks on its nuclear program, Iran and Hezbollah have allegedly spun at least 10 terror plots in the past year, most of them failures. With this month's deadly bombing in the beach resort of Burgas, Western counterterror officials say, the Shiite alliance has crossed a dangerous line.

Sebastian Rotella |

Dispatch

People of the Book

What's behind the strange love affair between Mormons and Israel?

Oren Kessler |

Interview

Spooked

Israel's former military intelligence chief sounds off on Syria and other regional dangers facing the Jewish state.

Mohamed Fadel Fahmy |

Dispatch

Mitt's Pilgrimage

Can Romney swing American Jewish voters to the GOP ticket with his trip to Israel?

Oren Kessler |

Argument

Hamas Rising

As the Palestinian Authority struggles to make payroll, the militant group is making friends and influencing leaders around the Arab world.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Reality Check

Warning: Turbulence Ahead

Mitt Romney has a point: Barack Obama is no Israel-lover. And if the president wins a second term, expect a major clash with Benjamin Netanyahu.

Aaron David Miller |

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If Iran Did It

Only in the warped logic of the Islamic Republic would the Bulgaria attack make sense.

Afshon Ostovar |

Argument

Bibi in a Corner

Benjamin Netanyahu's once-formidable coalition is crumbling. Here's how his political opponents can win back power.

Yossi Beilin |

Reality Check

How Not to Host a Summit

The 2000 peace talks at Camp David offer three key lessons on how not to solve the world's most intractable conflict.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Arafatuous

Al Jazeera's new investigation into the not-so-mysterious death of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat is little more than baseless speculation.

Hussein Ibish |

Argument

Reach Out to Morsy

Egypt's new president may be no moderate, but he deserves a chance to prove he's no enemy.

Yossi Beilin |

Argument

Bibi's Shell Game in the West Bank

Israel's top court may be tough on settlements, but only a change in policies will solve a worsening crisis.

Jessica Montell |

Argument

If at First You Don't Succeed…

The Palestinians are having another go at the United Nations. Will this time be as disastrous as the last?

Jonathan Schanzer |