The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
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The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
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The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.
By refusing to directly confront Iran’s provocations, the United States has become the Islamic Republic’s key ally in its march toward a nuclear bomb
Leon Panetta says Israel is increasingly isolated. But the big problem is that Washington is running away from its influence in the Middle East.
The military strategist talks about Israeli security, Henry Kissinger, the Arab Spring, and the death of Osama Bin Laden
President Obama’s Middle East diplomacy seems to eschew symbolic triumphs in favor of a pragmatic vision that keeps all sides guessing. Israel could have a lot to gain by signing on.
The Palestinians are laying the groundwork for unilaterally declared statehood. If Israel prepares properly, the move can be a boon for the Jewish state, too.
The Wikileaks diplomatic cables reveal further evidence of a Turkish prime minister using every tactic at his disposal to bolster his authoritarianism
The leaked State Department cables reveal the diplomatic seduction that defines relationships in the Middle East
Obama’s Middle East policy may soon shift away from moderates in favor of extremists
Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace
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Once staunch supporters of Israel, Norwegians have shifted to a pro-Palestinian stance. What changed?
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Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was taken by pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk
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What it all means for the peace process
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Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
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