Ayoob Kara advocates for a combination of Israeli military deterrence and economic fortitude to sway Arab neighbors
The case of IDF Major Alaa Waheeb
At a lonely army outpost in 1994, Israel was shown the difference between radicals and fanatics—and between soldiers and storytellers. But the West didn’t learn.
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Showing my teenage daughter around the city, I realized that each generation remembers—and forgets—its own Jerusalem
A stalwart of the right, Sharon was a pragmatist whose mission was to teach Jews how to survive in the Middle East
An ambitious new high-tech industrial park doubles as an initiative to bring more Arabs into the Israeli economy
Ex-Shin Bet head Yuval Diskin warns that Israel’s leaders appear to be dangerously detached from reality
Israel’s failures in 2006 foreshadow the challenges that lie ahead in a fractured Middle East—and the coming wars there
Widow of PLO leader says Second Intifada was premeditated
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
The former UN chief is hawking a book and we’ve got some advice
Family of the victims and witnesses look back
Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
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.
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?
Israel beats its enemies on the battlefield, but it loses the more important fight, for PR supremacy, to savvier operators like Hezbollah
As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away
Plus Bibi to stop by D.C., and more in the news