Abbas Demands Three-Year Limit on Israeli Presence in West Bank After Agreement

Israel, meanwhile, seeks a gradual withdrawal in the 10-50 year range

The Massive New U.S. Investment in Palestinian Mortgages Is a Really Bad Idea

Giving more money to a corrupt, inept economy isn’t going to solve the problem. It is the problem.

Are the Israel Defense Forces Finally Ready for the Next Lebanon War?

Israel’s failures in 2006 foreshadow the challenges that lie ahead in a fractured Middle East—and the coming wars there

Daybreak: Abbas Rejected Offer to Free Prisoners

Plus ultra-Orthodox protest IDF draft changes in New York City, and more

Kafka and the Mess of Peace Negotiations

Nothing’s changed, nothing looks to change

The Penitent of Jenin

Once Israel’s worst enemy, Zakaria Zubeidi forswore violence. He’s now starving in a Palestinian prison.

Sundown: Palestinian Spring Arrives?

Plus Estonian paper apologizes for making ad featuring death camps images

Where the Palestinian Authority Budget Goes

Report: 6% of it goes to prisoners and families of suicide bombers

Daybreak: Aly Raisman Wins Gold and Bronze

Plus, Egypt admits it ignored Israel’s warning

Sundown: Palestinians Ask EU to Rethink Israel

And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other

Daybreak: Palestinian UN Statehood Bid Redux

Plus hazing in the IDF and detention centers for African refugees

Pink Floyd’s Toxic Waters

As a 16-year-old Israeli, I loved The Wall. At Yankee Stadium last week, I saw its moral failure.

Daybreak: Syrian Regime Truly Beyond Hope

Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news

Daybreak: U.S. Won’t Be Warned of Iran Attack

Plus Obama may go into his own specifics, and more in the news

Jordan’s King Needs Peace Process Progress

Abdullah visits D.C., helps P.A. to bolster own authority

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