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In Op-Ed, Abbas Distorts History

False account of Israel’s founding ill-serves two-state track

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Daybreak: Out-of-Town Previews

What Obama and Bibi will say (and what Abbas will be thinking), and more in the news

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The Arab Spring Comes to Israel

Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported

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U.S. and Israel Face Same Palestinian Question

After reconciliation with Hamas, can the P.A. be trusted with millions of dollars?

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Daybreak: On Syria, Where’s the Outrage?

Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news

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How Long Will This Marriage Last?

The myriad problems with and underlying logic for reconciliation

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On Reconciliation, ‘The Devil Is in the Details’

ICG’s Nathan Thrall talks to Tablet Magazine

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Daybreak: Abbas Insists Talks Still Doable

Plus Egypt goes rogue, Syria and Syrians in crosshairs, and more in the news

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Brokers

This week in Israel: Fatah and Hamas come to an agreement, Palestinian police kill an Israeli worshiper in the West Bank, and the royal wedding raises flags in Modi’in

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Fatah Chooses Hamas

Will reconciliation doom or help the statehood cause?

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Statehood Threat Looming, Talks Called For

Can they pick up where they left off?

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The Palestinian Statehood Bluff

And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.

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For Israel, Peace or War?

In a massively tense situation, something will have to give

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Daybreak: Iron Dome Debuts

Plus Syria worsens, and more in the news

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Trial and Error

Studying the 1961 Adolf Eichmann trial provided a reminder that it’s always crucial to confront Holocaust denialism, whether among Nazis in the immediate postwar years or from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today

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Bomb Rocks Jerusalem Bus Stop

Unattributed attack wounds dozens, kills one

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After Abbas

Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.

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Five Jews Murdered in West Bank

Attack prompts Israeli outrage, muted Palestinian response

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The View from Israel

Wariness over Egypt and Jordan, and hope for common ground

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U.S. Vetoes Palestinian Resolution

In other news, someone should be fired for diplomatic malpractice

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Sundown: Obama Supplicates Abbas

Plus remembering Fischer and Uncle Leo, and more

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Sex and Violence

Or should that be ‘Love and Guns’?

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Daybreak: Egyptians in the Streets

Plus Obama administration, long pro-regime, voices support, and more in the news

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Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news

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The New Track to Palestinian Statehood

Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?

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Daybreak: Unheard of Chutzpa

Plus Harvey Milk’s camera shop, and more in the news

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General Illusions

Two former high-ranking Israeli officers come to Washington on a misguided mission to promote peace

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Daybreak: Abbas Bemoans Settlements

Plus the ADL still likes Hank, and more in the news

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Does Bibi Have the Upper Hand?

What happens after the step backward from direct peace talks

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Bleak House

The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim