Face the Nations

By asking the United Nations to fulfill their national aspirations, the Palestinians are following a script Israel’s founders wrote in the 1940s

Bibi’s Brain: Meet Ron Dermer, Israel’s new ambassador to the U.S.

Ron Dermer, a Florida-born Jew who started in politics working on the 1994 Republican Revolution, is Benjamin Netanyahu’s most influential aide.

Anticipating Intifada

Across the West Bank, rallies are planned to support the Palestinian bid for statehood. Israelis fear what will happen if they turn violent.

Smoke Signals

U.S. abandonment of the old Middle East order has led to provocations against Israel, which are likely to intensify after the Palestinian statehood vote

Levanon Speaks

In his first U.S. interview, Yitzhak Levanon, Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, recalls the 13-hour riot that led to the evacuation of his embassy

Mirage

Egyptian-Israeli relations reached a low point this weekend. But Egypt’s military, secure in its power, has no interest in undermining the 1979 peace treaty.

Girls at War

How a group of teenage believers could reshape the Israeli-Palestinian struggle

Right of Return

As Qaddafi falters, representatives of Libya’s expatriate Jewish community are on a quixotic quest to become part of the country’s new government

Broadcast News

As Qatar’s star rises in the Middle East, Israel looks to temper the emirate’s influence—and that of its television network, Al Jazeera

Final Battle

Muslim apocalyptic movements like al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other jihadi groups are winning an information war that the West barely recognizes exists

Embroiled

With the Arab Spring shaking the Middle East’s status quo, a new regional order is being born. As the recent attacks in Eilat and Be’er Sheva show, Israel is likely to pay a price.

Smokescreen

The Israeli right paints Ben-Gurion University as a haven for radical leftists. But the charges, meant to counter similar rhetoric from the left, are unfounded, and potentially damaging.

Civil Blood

The central issue in the Middle East is not the Arab-Israeli peace process but the Arab civil war that has been reignited by the so-called Arab Spring

Generation א

The Tel Aviv tent protesters say they speak for a nation demanding social justice. In truth, they’re entitled yuppies who’ve finally found something worth fighting for: themselves.

Old Soldier

A Long Island-born, middle-aged Israeli soldier patrols the Egyptian border on reserve duty—and reflects on two decades of civilian and military life

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