A Divider by Nature, Sharon Tried To Unite Israelis Behind Ending the Occupation

A stalwart of the right, Sharon was a pragmatist whose mission was to teach Jews how to survive in the Middle East

The Nazareth Code: Can Israel’s Booming Tech Sector Heal the Wounds of Israeli Arabs?

An ambitious new high-tech industrial park doubles as an initiative to bring more Arabs into the Israeli economy

Tomorrow There Will Be No More Two-State Solution—and Then What?

Ex-Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warns that Israel’s leaders appear to be dangerously detached from reality

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

Suha Arafat Exhumes Truth About Intifada

Widow of PLO leader says Second Intifada was premeditated

The Man Behind Iron Dome

Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not

Suggested Chapters for Kofi Annan’s New Book

The former UN chief is hawking a book and we’ve got some advice

Ten Years After the Hebrew University Bombing

Family of the victims and witnesses look back

Sundown: Arafat Directed Second Intifada Attacks

Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more

The Acrobat

President Obama’s Middle East diplomacy seems to eschew symbolic triumphs in favor of a pragmatic vision that keeps all sides guessing. Israel could have a lot to gain by signing on.

News of a Kidnapping

Israelis are clamoring for the release of Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier abducted nearly five years ago, but is the prisoner swap demanded by his Hamas captors too high a price to pay?

Theater of War

Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah

Visiting Privileges

As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away

Daybreak: U.S. Sanctions Brake For U.N. Ones

Plus Bibi to stop by D.C., and more in the news

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