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Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's Fraying Image

There are growing signs of a divergence in American-Israeli relations and interests. 

Zionism's Colonial Roots

Netanyahu may insist his state is "not neo-colonial," but Vladimir Jabotinsky, his ideological ancestor, saw things differently.

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.

The Ambiguous Way Forward

Sharon got out of Gaza. Now what?

A Thin Line

Benyamin Netanyahu's election as Israel's prime minister on May 29 was greeted by a great international gnashing of teeth.

Commentary

Don't Attack Syria

The administration should exercise restraint toward Assad.

Is There a New Netanyahu?

From Rabin to Livni, Israeli hawks have a history of mellowing with age. Some think Bibi has, too.

Dangers to Israel

Serious threats still face Jerusalem, even as its overall strategic situation improves.

Blogs

Obama's October Surprise: Bombing Iran

Are the neocons on the verge of capturing Obama?

Hard Times for Loyal Opposition

Overall, it was not a good week for democracy.

The War Over Israel

Israel's internal battle and the direction of the Istanbul talks cast doubt on the claims of Iran hawks.

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.

Bernadotte and Shamir

Marton's qualifications to write a book about the Middle East are slightly higher than Bernadotte's were to make peace there, but in the end it comes to the same: two boy scouts setting up pup-tents in minefields.

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April 17, 2014