Though Pope Francis was seen foremost as a world leader during the trip
The break in negotiations with Ramallah means Netanyahu can focus on the other permanent threat: Iran
Will discuss ‘the U.S.-Palestinian relationship’ in London on Thursday
U.S. deadline for Israeli and Palestinian leadership to reach agreement passes
The New York Times says the Palestinian leader’s position ‘shifted.’ It didn’t.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
How reconciliation with Hamas reveals the PA boss’s true intentions
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Abbas is facing an internal challenge to his leadership, and that—not Israeli housing plans—is why he’s bailing on Kerry
Tensions escalate over delayed prisoner release and stalled peace talks
Returns to U.S. a day early after Abbas threatens to derail negotiations
The president’s Middle East policy has been about minimizing America’s role
Newly rediscovered footage upends Palestinian negotiating position
Israel, meanwhile, seeks a gradual withdrawal in the 10-50 year range
Parsing the Palestinian President’s Words
A letter to the president of the Palestinian Authority about peace, love, and self-determination
Mahmoud Abbas also giving former prisoners well-paying government jobs
Plus Katz’s Deli celebrates 125 years in business, and more in the news
In response to shooting deaths of two IDF soldiers this weekend
Giving more money to a corrupt, inept economy isn’t going to solve the problem. It is the problem.
Palestinian prisoner release celebrated with ceremonies, rocket fire
John Kerry is expected to make an announcement soon
Barring a late breakthrough, Kerry to return to U.S. after failed peace push
Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more
Plus a UN org erases Israel from its map
The media is reporting that the historic visits were about the peace process. They’re wrong.
Plus Benghazi hearings polarize and Syria’s lost generation
Plus Obama says settlement freeze shouldn’t be a precondition to peace talks
Plus Haifa airport evacuated, third Iron Dome battery moves north
Plus Jerry Finkelstein, icon of New York high society and politics, dies at 96