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 Muhammed 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

Imagining the Obama-Bibi Gabfest

Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem

The Peace-Seeking Settler Rabbi

Video: A portrait of Menachem Froman, the peerless Gush Emunim leader who sought ties with Palestinians

A Jerusalem Love Story

What happens when an Israeli and a Palestinian, separated by checkpoints, meet and fall for each other

President Obama to Visit Israel Next Month

He will also make a few stops elsewhere in the region

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