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‘Strangers’ in the Vineyards

West Bank wineries find unexpected help from Christian volunteers who see themselves fulfilling a Biblical prophecy

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The Settler Nakba and the Rise of Post-Modern Post-Zionist Religious Ideology on the West Bank

To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein

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Harold Pinter’s Birthright Trip

Excerpts from Dame Antonia Fraser’s 1978 diary of her and the playwright’s trip to Israel reveal a dusty cosmopolitan land still finding its way in a changing world

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Peace With the Palestinians Was a Bust. Here’s What Israel Should Do Next.

‘While peace with Palestinians may be the preferable instrument for ridding Israel of its undesirable control over millions of Palestinians, it is not the ultimate goal of the Zionist enterprise. It is an instrument.’

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Jews Gather at Sumud Freedom Camp to Support Palestinian Outpost in the West Bank

Confusion, shame, hope, eviction, love, ping-pong, and good posters in the Hebron hills

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Are Right-Wing American Jewish Settlers Destroying Zionism?

A new history, City on a Hilltop, looks at the huge range of political affiliations that have animated people to occupy land in and around Israel

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Aggressive Surge in Israeli Settlement Activity Under Netanyahu Imperils Trump Peace Push (Not)

Because there is no aggressive surge—in fact settlements have not grown in years

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Breaking News: The Secret Transcripts of the Six-Day War, Part I

Newly unsealed classified documents reveal: Jerusalem conquered almost by accident; Israel’s National Religious Party, forerunner to the settler movement, lobbied for military de-escalation at every turn; and nobody in Israel’s security cabinet seems to have seen the country’s most momentous war coming.

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Fifty Years of Occupation

Can anything change the status quo in the territorial dispute between Israelis and Palestinians?

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The Settlers Movie

Shimon Dotan’s ‘strongly articulated’ political documentary focuses on the fanatics on the front lines of the battle over the land of Israel

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John Kerry Searches for a Sign on Palestine at the Saban Forum

The Obama administration’s chief diplomat is the man with two brains

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The Democratic and Republican Party Elites Have Both Collapsed. Is Fatah Next?

How municipal Palestinian elections backfired on Mahmoud Abbas

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Trump Sets Up Shop in Israel

There are an estimated 400,000 registered American voters in Israel, and Trump is likely to win a majority of them—especially in the West Bank

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How the Republican and Democratic Platforms Differ on Israel

Contrasting platform language about BDS, Palestinian statehood, and ‘occupation’ presents a picture of two parties drifting apart on matters relating to the Jewish state

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Hey, Obama, Israel Wants the Iran Treatment, Too!

Instead of labeling goods made in the West Bank, how about a few billions in the bank?

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Shoot the Messenger?

Dan Shapiro delivered some inconvenient truths that Bibi didn’t want to hear. Here’s why Israel should listen.

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A Jewish ISIS Rises in the West Bank

They reject modern political states and their institutions. They want to return to an imagined earlier era of religious order. They are extreme, fundamentalist, and violent. What separates so-called Hilltop Youth from young Jihadis?

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West Bank Rabbi Menachem Froman’s Zionist Post-Zionism, and What It Can Teach American Jews

The late Kookist leader’s belief in spirituality over politics also has a message for Israel’s religious right

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SodaStream Adds ‘Made in West Bank’ to Labels

Company plans to relocate operations to Israel proper by the end of 2015

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Why Israel’s Elections Were Really About 1967

Has Israel’s ‘finest hour’ sown the seeds of self-destruction?

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In Memory of Ziad Abu Ein

In Arafat’s shadow, he died holding an olive branch, after a long struggle for control of the Palestinian national movement

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Hamas, Inc.

Gazans suffer, while their leaders continue to pile up the loot

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Fatal West Bank Stabbing Hits Close to Home

In Chicago, news of the murder of a 25-year-old Israeli woman reverberates

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SodaStream to Remain Target of BDS Boycott

West Bank factory’s move to Israel proper still won’t satisfy activists

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Palestinian Killed by Police in West Bank Clashes

Tensions mount after Israeli woman fatally stabbed near settlement

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Two Israelis Killed in Separate Stabbing Attacks

Woman killed outside West Bank settlement; IDF soldier killed in Tel Aviv

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SodaStream Shuttering West Bank Factory

Company says economic factors, not boycott threats, prompted relocation

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A Tale of Three Twitter Feeds: Hamas Tweets in Arabic, English, and Hebrew

Analysis of the social-media messaging of Hamas’ military wing reveals distinct voices for the West, the Arab Middle East, and Israel

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The Right Hand Washes the Left

How ultra-Orthodox Jews and the secular left are forging an unlikely peace coalition in Israel

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Israel Claims Nearly 1,000 Acres in West Bank

Area designated ‘state land,’ paving the way for major settlement construction

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