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Israel’s New Diplomatic Horizon

A surprise visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Oman last month reveals the Jewish state’s shifting foreign policy

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The Escape Artist

Israelis are caught in a trap: A majority believes the occupation can’t continue, but the same majority is convinced it can’t end. Has Israeli philosopher Micah Goodman finally found a way out? 

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Creative Trauma

Two thousand years of suffering and exile help an Israeli NGO teach Syrian and Iraqi refugees to build new lives in Europe

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No Way to Treat Children

Strong ties between international aid organizations and terrorist groups make the lives of Palestinians and Israelis more miserable

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BREAKING: Palestinian Incitement Achieves Absolutely Nothing Yet Again

As Palestinian soccer chief is fined for incitement, another painful lesson in the futility of hatred and intimidation

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Who Is Julia Salazar?

The complex personal history and views of an increasingly competitive New York state Senate candidate for Brooklyn

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Losing Hope in Israel, Looking to Jordan

Mourning the loss of democratic pluralism in the Jewish state

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Block 9: Flashpoint for the Next Lebanon War?

Israel and its neighbor are embroiled in a dispute over the boundaries of resource-rich maritime territories. Which country’s claims are better supported by international maritime law?

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Disraelia

A counterfactual history, 1848-2008

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Those People, Over There

In his commencement address at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, the author exhorts the class of 2018, the Jewish leaders of the future, to knock down the walls

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Return to Sender

Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to a Palestinian Neighbor’ may not reach its intended audience, but it may well have another closer to home

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Checks and Balances

Ep. 134: Sen. Joe Lieberman on life after politics, and Skyler Inman on podcasting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Israeli Arabs Are Choosing Jewish Schools

Yom Ha’atzmaut: The benefits—and perils—of assimilation in the Jewish state

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Trump, Jerusalem, and the Jews

Was it cheap politics or historical concern and fellow-feeling that motivated the president to declare his allegiance to the millennial capital?

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Israeli MKs Ask a Loaded Question: What Would Victory Over the Palestinians Look Like?

After decades of striving for reconciliation with the Palestinians, legislators on both sides of the aisle consider other options

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Bibi Netanyahu’s Nightmare Speaks

Meni Naftali worked security for the Israeli prime minister and his wife Sara, and now wants the world to know what they are really like

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The Stamp Collector

A philatelist passes on his little square markers of love and loss to his daughter

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We Are Family

Episode 105: Writer Annabelle Gurwitch on being her elderly mother’s drug mule; plus the creative duo behind the one-man film ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’

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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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Israeli Security Cabinet Secret Transcripts Part II, The Accidental Occupation

The Six-Day War: classified documents unsealed 50 years after the conflict reveal Israeli leaders discussing what to do with the Arabs in Jerusalem and the West Bank, debating how to manage diplomacy with Egypt and Syria, and neglecting to realize the extent of the conundrum they were leaving for us to solve.

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What the AP’s Collaboration With the Nazis Should Teach Us About Reporting the News

Is it better to cooperate with dictatorships and authoritarian regimes and tell half the story with hands tied—or not tell the story at all?

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Unsettled

On the 50th anniversary of the start of the Six-Day War, pondering the myth-making stories that define Judaism

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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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Bibi Should Tell Trump to Go Take a Selfie

When the American president visits the Western Wall next week as part of his Abrahamic monotheism heritage tour, he’ll be using the Jewish state as a prop—in a fantasy of Middle East peace, starring himself.

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Mahmoud Abbas Is History’s Most Stubborn Real Estate Holdout

And Donald Trump knows ‘The Art of the Deal.’ Who will blink first?

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The War For the Negev Comes to Um al-Hiran

In the first of a series of dispatches from Arab society in Israel, where—and how—should the Bedouin live?

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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 Cycle of Violence Must End!

Israel must stop provoking Palestinian violence by welcoming cancer patients, pursuing peace initiatives

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Free Marwan Barghouti’s Op-Ed Bio

The Times concedes one to the outrage trolls, and history weeps

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