Recasting the conflict as a romantic comedy
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
U.S. halted millions post-U.N.; Israel would now ‘welcome’ renewal
Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal
Plus it’s Britain’s Iranian embassy’s turn to be stormed, and more in the news
Critics of Israel say the state touts its gay-rights record only to conceal its oppression of Palestinians. They call it pinkwashing. That’s nonsense.
Plus new Iran sanctions, the king of Jordan’s trip, and more in the news
P.A. moves will also prompt withholding of crucial aid
Palestinian prime minister admits time is far from ripe for more talks
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
Across the West Bank, rallies are planned to support the Palestinian bid for statehood. Israelis fear what will happen if they turn violent.
Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more
Move will prompt U.S. veto. And what else?
Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, and more in the news
Has Netanyahu prepared his country for this trying moment?
Will the P.A. go through with its statehood bid?
Not really. Let us count the ways.
Plus, Turkey means never having to say you’re sorry, and more
Plus, circumcision initiative may be removed from S.F. ballot, and more in the news
Conventional wisdom says Israel must reach a peace deal quickly, before population trends and diplomatic isolation overtake the Jewish state. Demographics and geopolitics tell a different story.
Plus real Persian firemen of Long Island, and more
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
After reconciliation with Hamas, can the P.A. be trusted with millions of dollars?
Plus a liver becomes a man, and more
And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.
In a massively tense situation, something will have to give
Sketchy reports of violence emerge from Gaza, West Bank, and even Syria
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.
When the Western press gives credence to anti-Israel propaganda, as it did in recent reports about a Palestinian woman killed by Israeli tear gas, it’s Arabs who are hurt most