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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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Fatah Chooses Hamas

Will reconciliation doom or help the statehood cause?

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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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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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What’s Bibi Up To?

Embattled PM plans his next move; not clear what that’ll be

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Sundown: Anger Lingers Over U.N. Veto

Plus Libya fallout, Ian McEwan, and more

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Daybreak: Egypt To Honor Peace Treaty

Plus P.A. upheaval, Iran redux?, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Lebanon Grows More Dangerous

Plus new Iran talks start, 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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General Illusions

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

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Bleak House

The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim

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The Fayyad Enigma

What is the Palestinian prime minister driving at?

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The Threat Behind the Freeze Deal

Why the carrots are really sticks

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Daybreak: Huge Wins for GOP

Plus the Moses Herzog of terrorists, and more in the news

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Q&A: Maen Rashid Areikat

The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state

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Daybreak: New Iran Plan in the Works

Plus a contemporary cause on ancient walls, and more in the news

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Under Oath

Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East

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Sundown: Abbas Wins Backing for Talks Halt

Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia, and more

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You Better Recognize the Jewish State

But who is a Jew? A morning with Danny Ayalon

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Sundown: Ayalon and Fayyad Don’t Play Nice

Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more

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Too Good To Be True?

Salam Fayyad, the West’s favorite Palestinian

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Sundown: Expanded Fasting Edition

Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more

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Sundown: Shanah Tova Edition

Sending you off with extra material

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The Two Mahmouds Snipe Over Direct Talks

Why Iran fears the peace process

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Better Than Expected

Hope springs eternal, but could it be for real this time?

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The Uninvited Prime Minister

Where the problematic ‘Fayyad Plan’ fits