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Is Palestine a ‘Phantom State’?

Daniel Byman discusses the move toward statehood

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Sundown: The Plight of Syrian Palestinians

Plus, Kristen Stewart’s dreidl, the Madoff divorce, and more

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Old Soldier

A Long Island-born, middle-aged Israeli soldier patrols the Egyptian border on reserve duty—and reflects on two decades of civilian and military life

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Daybreak: Trouble Everywhere

Plus, the Jew who made anti-sharia big, and more in the news

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Ayalon vs. Goldberg, on Twitter

Let’s get ready to rumble!

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Two Households—Both Alike in Dignity?

Illicit love flourishes in a West Bank supermarket

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Time Out

Conventional wisdom says Israel must reach a peace deal quickly, before population trends and diplomatic isolation overtake the Jewish state. Demographics and geopolitics tell a different story.

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Sundown: Murdoch and Israel

Plus, Beck moves march, Mossad among the sheep, and more

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Daybreak: Case Against DSK Evaporating

Plus, next week the flotilla, settlement clash, and more in the news

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In Hebron, This Land Is … Whose Land?

New film chronicles the settler-bullies of the West Bank city

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By the Numbers

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress this week, filled with falsehoods and untruths, defies the spirit of this week’s parasha, which urges us to be diligent with numbers and facts

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Disasters

This week in Israel: borders are breached, a truck runs amok, Netanyahu tests the waters, Barak stands accused, and rabbis fireproof the Sabbath

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The Arab Spring Comes to Israel

Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported

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Daybreak: On Syria, Where’s the Outrage?

Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news

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Sundown: Behind Enemy Lines

Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more

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Daybreak: Fogel Murderers Arrested

Plus ‘Move Over AIPAC’ announced, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Bibi Considers W. Bank Withdrawal

Plus anorexia among the Orthodox, and more in the news

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For Israel, Peace or War?

In a massively tense situation, something will have to give

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Daybreak: Katsav Sentenced for Rape

Plus Israel retaliates, and more in the news

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Hamas, P.A. Crack Down on Unity Protests

Sketchy reports of violence emerge from Gaza, West Bank, and even Syria

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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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Lies We Tell

Israelis like to call their army the most moral in the world. But as the case of the recently disgraced Gen. Yoav Galant shows, prevarications are the rule, not the exception.

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Unsettled

An IDF vet with ‘a great sense of discomfort about my own personal behavior’ when he patrolled the Occupied Territories now leads a group called Breaking the Silence dedicated to exposing the messy work of occupation

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Settle Down

Israelis have a hard time settling differences, let alone settlements

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Solid State

The Palestinians are laying the groundwork for unilaterally declared statehood. If Israel prepares properly, the move can be a boon for the Jewish state, too.

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Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Tensions Up After West Bank Deaths

Plus Alan Grayson goes unquietly, and more in the news

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Sundown: Clinton and Livni Talk

Plus Assange accuser in the West Bank, and more

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Facts on the Ground

A Columbia professor tours East Jerusalem, where national histories clash, converge, and intertwine

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