Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
Faced with rabbinic resistance and social ambivalence, the government has pioneered a program that rewards a willingness to donate
A new book examines the role of maps in shaping how policymakers imagined the new Middle East
Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter
And none embodied the biblical worldview more, or had more political agility, than Menachem Begin, who has no real heirs
Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster
The Kremlin’s interests in the region are deep—and it may see an opportunity to gain leverage in the current crisis
As the war in Syria deepens sectarian splits among Muslims, Iran’s choice to send rockets to Gaza is a sign the emperor has no clothes
Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
Residents in gentrifying areas will get units in luxury buildings. Activists say that won’t stop the cost of living from pushing them out.
Carter thought he was a psycho, but the man the British called ‘Terrorist No. 1’ proved himself to be a canny negotiator
Bibi objected when Kerry warned about the costs of failing to make a peace deal, but business leaders hope he’ll listen
The Arab Spring was an opportunity to discard anti-Semitism adopted from colonialists. Instead, it’s gotten worse.
After the 2010 Hamas hit, Lt. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim denounced Mossad—but said it was his duty to warn of terror plots in Tel Aviv
Marijuana smokers lament a ‘drug drought,’ but now enterprising Israelis—including settlers—are stepping in to meet demand