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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

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Daybreak: Abbas Rejected Offer to Free Prisoners

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

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Kafka and the Mess of Peace Negotiations

Nothing’s changed, nothing looks to change

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The Penitent of Jenin

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

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Sundown: Palestinian Spring Arrives?

Plus Estonian paper apologizes for making ad featuring death camps images

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Where the Palestinian Authority Budget Goes

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

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Daybreak: Aly Raisman Wins Gold and Bronze

Plus, Egypt admits it ignored Israel’s warning

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Sundown: Palestinians Ask EU to Rethink Israel

And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other

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Daybreak: Palestinian UN Statehood Bid Redux

Plus hazing in the IDF and detention centers for African refugees

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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.

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Daybreak: Syrian Regime Truly Beyond Hope

Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news

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

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

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Jordan’s King Needs Peace Process Progress

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

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Daybreak: Iran’s Defensible Nuclear Facility

Plus the Muslim Brotherhood plays ball, and more in the news

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When Israel Met Palestine

Recasting the conflict as a romantic comedy

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Israeli-Palestinian ‘Meeting’ Today in Jordan

New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity

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Israel Supports Unfreezing Aid to P.A.

U.S. halted millions post-U.N.; Israel would now ‘welcome’ renewal

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Will Turkey Broker Palestinian Reconciliation?

Why Ankara might be the next stop for Abbas and Meshal

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Daybreak: Israel’s Northern Front

Plus it’s Britain’s Iranian embassy’s turn to be stormed, and more in the news

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Pink Eye

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.

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Daybreak: Erdogan Demands Assad Ouster

Plus new Iran sanctions, the king of Jordan’s trip, and more in the news

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Politics Trumps Strategy When It Comes to the U.N.

P.A. moves will also prompt withholding of crucial aid

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Shalit Deal, U.N. Bid Forestall Peace Process

Palestinian prime minister admits time is far from ripe for more talks

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Daybreak: Grapel Still Jailed

Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Ford Confirmed As Envoy

Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news

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Anticipating Intifada

Across the West Bank, rallies are planned to support the Palestinian bid for statehood. Israelis fear what will happen if they turn violent.

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Sundown: What About Gaza?

Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more

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BREAKING: Abbas to Go to Security Council

Move will prompt U.S. veto. And what else?

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Daybreak: P.A., U.S. in Talks Over U.N.

Plus Weprin loses, probe calls blockade illegal, and more in the news

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Embassy Clash Is One More Crisis for Israel

Has Netanyahu prepared his country for this trying moment?

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