How Moshe Dayan’s wife and Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law became bosom buddies, and other unlikely tales of friendship
From the 1972 Munich massacre to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s ‘crazy idea’
In Tel Aviv, a desire for peace—and pervasive doubt—among sentiments at the memorial ceremony for the fallen Israeli leader
In Arafat’s shadow, he died holding an olive branch, after a long struggle for control of the Palestinian national movement
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
The disturbing connection between drug trafficking and modern terrorism
Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
Newly rediscovered footage upends Palestinian negotiating position
Plus Madoff’s CFO says employees knew about fraud, and more in the news
High levels of radioactive polonium reopens debate over PLO leader’s death
The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years
Widow of PLO leader says Second Intifada was premeditated
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
Plus Hungarian politician wants list of Jews, and more in the news
Plus Yasser Arafat to be exhumed
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.
Once Israel’s worst enemy, Zakaria Zubeidi forswore violence. He’s now starving in a Palestinian prison.
A bumbling look to see if Arafat was murdered
What summer camp with Hamas looks like
Plus evidence that Arafat was poisoned, and more
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Plus Oren on Israel’s image, the Israeliness of Nakba Day, and more
Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.
Jordan’s late King Hussein and his unsuccessful efforts to make peace get a courtier’s treatment in the new memoir from Jack O’Connell, a former CIA station chief in Amman
The recent rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas may be a blessing. It exposes the fatal flaw at the heart of the peace process: the West’s fantasy of Palestinian moderation.
Also, Mark Zuckerberg won this year
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim