The U.S.-brokered pact makes no pretense of peace for Palestinians. Instead, it sharpens a regional coalition against Iran.
Amid rising violence and a dead-end peace process, could the Palestinian leader actually make good on his threat to pull out of the Oslo Accords?
While Israelis water their lawns and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinians a few kilometers away are literally dying of thirst.
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.
The Oslo Accords’ significance lay in the cover of global legitimacy they provided Israel while it continued to build settlements and make a two-state solution more and more unlikely.