Regions / Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu needs to understand that unconditionally releasing the final group of Palestine prisoners would put the ball back in the court of the Palestinian Authority.
New books by Ari Shavit and Ilan Pappe offer competing but valuable reexaminations of Israel's history and the future of peace in the Middle East.
Afterward, Israel Defense Minister Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon retracted his stinger, but left the U.S.-Israel relationship further poisoned.
There are still significant challenges to reaching a permanent deal on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, but there's plenty of room to compromise.
Gareth Porter's new book chronicles U.S. and Israeli efforts to ensure the perpetuation, rather than the resolution, of outstanding concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.
Hint: it’s not just the Israel lobby.
Sunni Hamas and Shiite Hezbollah have apparently agreed to disagree on Syria while maintaining a strategic partnership against Israel.
Many Israelis view almost any call for a boycott of Israel as a manifestation of a new type of virulent anti-Semitism.
In light of competing historical narratives and a fraught political environment, can negotiators find a middle ground on the right of return for Palestinian refugees?
Rather than continuing to fixate on a grand agreement, a more incremental approach should be considered.