Fantasies of a Middle East Envoy

Veteran U.S. policymaker Dennis Ross argues that the U.S.-Israeli relationship is “doomed to succeed.” But a hardheaded look at the political, demographic, and ethnic changes in both countries suggests otherwise.


Keeping Hope Alive

A two-state solution is the only equitable resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Former U.S. diplomat and policy director at Americans for Peace Now Lara Friedman explains why.


The BDS Debate Goes Mainstream

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Critics of Israel’s most egregious and often illegal policies—occupation, colonization, mass incarceration, assassinations, and direct and indirect siege of Palestinian civilian communities—now also call for measures to deter or punish it.




Behind the Palestinian Stabbing Spree

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Since its victory in the Six-Day War, Israel has sought to tip the demographic balance in Jerusalem. Palestinians have lost not only control of the city's future, but any hope of living normal lives there.


The Ugly Order of Free-For-All Killings in Israel-Palestine

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It is a crime against rational language and thought to speak of “restoring calm” and “reducing the violence” in a situation where the Israelis are the occupiers, tormentors, colonizers, and mass killers of mostly defenseless Palestinians who are largely leaderless and unprotected by international law.


Netanyahu and the Iranian Threat

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Some say Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is obsessed with the Iranian nuclear issue; others say he just cares deeply about it. Jewish history influences the leader’s policies today.