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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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Disobedient

The leader of nonviolent protests in the West Bank—a potential Palestinian Gandhi—is in an Israeli jail

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Things Fall Apart

Israel’s leaders have abandoned the details of governance, as last week’s catastrophic wildfire tragically showed

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Bleak House

The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim

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Daybreak: Secrets and Porn at AIPAC

Plus Gates pushes for sanctions instead of bombing, and more in the news

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Monsters Breeding

The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews

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Q&A: Maen Rashid Areikat

The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state

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Daybreak: The Iran-Lebanon Merger

Plus A’jad praises, meets with Hezbollah, and more in the news

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Under Oath

Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East

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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

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Sundown: Bibi’s Coalition Blues

Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more

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Bibi Victorious

With freeze over and talks alive, PM gets the win

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Daybreak: Freeze Ends, World Remains

Plus Obama and A’jad joust

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Daybreak: Building and Talking?

Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news

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‘Lonely Planet’ For the Settlements

Yep, there’s even an app for that

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Daybreak: Beating the Iranian Drum

Plus this politicized flight tonight, and more in the news

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Too Good To Be True?

Salam Fayyad, the West’s favorite Palestinian

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Sundown: Expanded Fasting Edition

Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more

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Daybreak: Nothing Was Delivered

Plus U.S. tries to open Syrian front, and more in the news

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Rift Within the Right

Will U.S. groups back a Bibi freeze extension?

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Lost in Translation

A Ramallah man struggles to find a reading public for Maimonides

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Daybreak: Bibi May Play Ball on Freeze

Plus big win for Turkey’s Erdogan

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The Two Mahmouds Snipe Over Direct Talks

Why Iran fears the peace process

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