The myriad problems with and underlying logic for reconciliation
ICG’s Nathan Thrall talks to Tablet Magazine
Will reconciliation doom or help the statehood cause?
And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.
In a massively tense situation, something will have to give
Unattributed attack wounds dozens, kills one
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.
Attack prompts Israeli outrage, muted Palestinian response
Embattled PM plans his next move; not clear what that’ll be
Plus Libya fallout, Ian McEwan, and more
Plus P.A. upheaval, Iran redux?, and more in the news
Plus new Iran talks start, and more in the news
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
Two former high-ranking Israeli officers come to Washington on a misguided mission to promote peace
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
What is the Palestinian prime minister driving at?
Why the carrots are really sticks
Plus the Moses Herzog of terrorists, and more in the news
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
Plus a contemporary cause on ancient walls, and more in the news
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Plus Palestinian studies at Columbia, and more
But who is a Jew? A morning with Danny Ayalon
Plus Peres and Barak paint the town red, and more
Salam Fayyad, the West’s favorite Palestinian
Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more
Sending you off with extra material
Why Iran fears the peace process
Hope springs eternal, but could it be for real this time?
Where the problematic ‘Fayyad Plan’ fits