Ben Birnbaum

Benjamin Netanyahu Will Not Win Another Election
March 18, 2015

And four other takeaways from Israel's contest.

The Explosive, Inside Story of How John Kerry Built an Israel-Palestine Peace Plan—and Watched It Crumble
July 20, 2014

The death of a peace plan—and the makings of a new Middle East disaster.

Ariel Sharon, 1928-2014
January 11, 2014

Peace in Israel will depend on whether Netanyahu is prepared to follow in Sharon’s footsteps.

The Iran Deal Is Better Than Nothing—Even for Israel
November 24, 2013

Uncertain about the deal they struck in Geneva? Compare it to a scenario in which they achieved nothing.

Netanyahu Abhors the Iran Deal—And There's Little He Can Do About It
November 11, 2013

On Friday morning, as Iran appeared to be on the verge of a preliminary deal over its nuclear program with the P5+1, John Kerry flew to Israel to brief Benjamin Netanyahu on the details of the talks.

Avigdor Lieberman Is Back and Ready to Wreak Havoc
November 06, 2013

It was a busy day in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, with John Kerry shuttling between Jerusalem and the West Bank to avert a full-blown crisis in the negotiations.

The Ted Cruz of Israel
November 03, 2013

Danny Danon is Driving Bibi—and Just About Everyone Else—Crazy

"Israel Doesn’t Need America on D-Day"
October 23, 2013

"I supported [Netanyahu and Barak] on the notion that if we come to the fork in the road [on Iran], where we have to choose between very tough alternatives—the ‘bomb’ or the ‘bombing’—I’m with the prime minister, for the bombing,” former Israeli defe

Netanyahu Sure Looks Like He's Getting Ready to Divide Jerusalem
October 16, 2013

The Israeli Prime Minister has stopped mentioning Jerusalem. This could be huge for peace.

An Israeli Strike on Iran Just Got More Likely
September 12, 2013

John Kerry’s accidental diplomacy may have saved President Obama in Washington, but here in Israel, the White House’s indecisiveness of the last few weeks will cast a long shadow.