Settle Down

Israelis have a hard time settling differences, let alone settlements

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.

Daybreak: U.S. Hand Weak in Lebanon

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

Daybreak: Tensions Up After West Bank Deaths

Plus Alan Grayson goes unquietly, and more in the news

Sundown: Clinton and Livni Talk

Plus Assange accuser in the West Bank, and more

Facts on the Ground

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

Disobedient

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

Things Fall Apart

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

Bleak House

The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim

Daybreak: Secrets and Porn at AIPAC

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

Monsters Breeding

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

Q&A: Maen Rashid Areikat

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

Daybreak: The Iran-Lebanon Merger

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

Under Oath

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

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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