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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel's New Politics and the Fate of Palestine

Geography and demography now trump democracy in Israel. The country pays lip service to the two-state solution while steadily appropriating the land it wants in the occupied territories.

Reviving the Peace Process

Obama can take credit for several foreign-policy triumphs, but he has failed to revive the moribund Mideast peace process. Arguments for why it can’t be done crumble against the imperative of American presidential leadership.

Grasping the Nettle

As strange as it may seem, now is the best time to push for peace in the Middle East.

Brussels Unbound

The EU has "unilateralist" ambitions.

From Awakening to War

Without quick mediation, the politicization of religion could lead to conflict.


How the Arab Spring Keeps Israel Safe

The regional upheaval actually benefits the Jewish state.

Bogeymen of the Arab World

How demonization of Israel and the West has slowed the progress of productive, functioning societies.

Israel's Illogical Settlement Decision

A committee has advised the government to retroactively legalize settlement activity. The recommendation defies reason and precedent.


Culture and a Few Other Things

Romney's recent comments lend support to a destructive, wrong-headed approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Illusions of Secretary Clinton's Trip

Diplomatic decorum masked severe tensions in Egypt and Israel.

The Cleaving of Palestine

Strangling Gaza boosts Hamas and widens the gaps between Palestinians—and both these outcomes serve Israel's purposes.

Books & Reviews

Beinart's Quest to Save Zionism

How can an Israeli PM mobilize U.S. politicians against a U.S. president committed to Israeli interests? Beinart's provocative answer: U.S. Jewish leaders commandeered Jewish organizations and turned them into agencies for Likud interests.


Morris turns to the origins of the one-state and two-state conceptions. It helps explain how the Israelis and Palestinians got themselves into this intractable conflict in the first place.

Woodward's Post-Electoral Prophecy

This article was originally published on October 26. Given Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's resignation, it is being republished.

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April 16, 2014