‘Omar’ and ‘Bethlehem’ Tell the Same Story—But Only One Was Nominated for an Oscar

The better, more real, and more compelling of the two Israeli-Palestinian intelligence films opens this week in the U.S.

Debating the Wisdom of the Gaza Disengagement

With Kerry arriving, Ariel Sharon’s last major political act looms large

Israel, Palestinians, Jordan Sign Water Deal

Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?

Rocket Fire Marks Anniversary of 2012 Gaza War

The Israeli Air Forces responds to Palestinian mortars by attacking rocket launchers

The Most Fascinating Novel About Israel You’ll Read This Year

Don’t believe the hype: Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath is a brilliant work of fiction about those who want the Jewish state to disappear

Ahead of Prisoner Release, Rockets Fired From Gaza

Iron Dome intercepts one, the other falls into open territory

Murmurs of Third Intifada Build Into a Refrain

Hamas calls for uprising, Israeli officials warn of violence

Malcolm Gladwell Has a Theory for Everything—Except Inscrutability

The pop-sci writer’s new ‘David and Goliath’ peddles counterintuitive stories but lacks a soul

Could the Failure of the Oslo Process Doom Israel’s Friendship With Jordan?

With no good options on the horizon, Jerusalem and Amman are on a collision course over the Palestinian issue

‘Times’ Op-Ed on One-State Solution Unwittingly Bolsters Two-State Case

Ian Lustick imagines a liberal utopia, contra Peter Beinart, who says Jews must listen to Palestinians even if we can’t agree

Settlements Are Bad for Peace, But So Are Rockets

Palestinian prisoner release celebrated with ceremonies, rocket fire

Day 1 of Peace Drive: Grouper and Saffron Risotto

A round-up of very little diplomatic news

Terrorist Chic in France, From the Jeu de Paume Exhibit to Al Durah to Mohamed Merah

A controversial new exhibit celebrates mass murderers and raises war propaganda to the level of high art

The Fight for Prayer at the Temple Mount Intensifies

Israeli lawmakers push for access to the holy site

Land for Peace in the Battle Over Millennia-Old Palestinian Farming Terraces

In the village of Battir, green ideals and cultural heritage override detailed plans for Israel’s separation wall

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