Now in power, the Islamists appear to be flailing at governance, failing to build consensus and, as protests grow, creating two Egypts
The go-ahead on the E1 settlements could make a contiguous Palestinian West Bank a practical impossibility–and with it, a viable two-state solution to the decades long impasse.
The factors that have lined up support for Abbas’ bid — and how winning will affect relations between the Palestinians and the Israelis
Israel clearly met its military goals in the Gaza conflict but Hamas seems to have emerged stronger politically. Israel’s Defense Minister, however, has not.
The way the Palestinians and Israelis delivered the news of the truce was telling. Might the blockade be lifted?
Something close to silence came over Tel Aviv in the hour after a bomb exploded on a city bus in the heart of the city. Movements became purposeful and a bit hurried as people set about to ascertain the location and …
The Israel Defense Forces insist that Operation Defensive Pillar is taking pains to minimize civilian casualties by “cleaning the target” before a strike. The fatalities may be low compared with the previous Gaza conflict, but …
The city is not the capital of Israel nor even its most populous metropolis. But it is the symbol of a secular prosperity that rankles with many others in the region–and thus a ripe target for fearmongers.
Israel claims to have destroyed the missiles of Hamas they feared most–or at least the ones they know of. But the assault on the Palestinian coastal enclave may go on for weeks.
Better Place, an ambitious electric car enterprise, pinned its hopes on Israel—but the smart car revolution imagined there has fallen flat.
Like his friend Mitt Romney, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quite plainly wanted just one term for Barack Obama. Now, he must move on.
What Mahmoud Abbas said last week was that he’d like to visit his hometown, not live there. But because that hometown — the picturesque Galilee city of Safed — is in what’s today Israel, and because, as leader of the …
The pomp in the Gaza Strip last month was significant. Hamas, the militant Palestinian group long known for parading in the streets wearing black ski masks and suicide belts, had turned out an honor guard in dress uniforms. They …