How Bibi Netanyahu handed the American president a big trophy—and got what Israel wanted all along
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense, and Iran will go nuclear. So much for an all-powerful Israel Lobby.
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
Why is Argentina letting Iran examine the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, a crime Hezbollah surely committed?
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
After 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel
The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck
In this report from the future, the U.S. pulls out of the Gulf as the Saudis cozy up to Avigdor Lieberman
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
Islamists storm the U.S. embassy and Egypt’s last Jews have no rabbi. Shanah tova from the Muslim Brotherhood.
What the pro-Palestinian activist—whose death was just ruled an accident—shared with Lawrence of Arabia
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts
The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life