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A Socialist Woman Could Dethrone Netanyahu
Four ways Shelly Yacimovich could become Israel's next prime minister
July 24, 2013

Four ways Shelly Yacimovich could become Israel's next prime minister.

Seven Reasons There's Hope for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
July 21, 2013

John Kerry faced nearly universal skepticism when he set out to get Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table after five years of shuttle diplomacy.

Netanyahu Could Save the Two-State Solution
His political future might depend on it
July 09, 2013

His political future might depend on it.

"It's Just a Matter of Time"
A conversation with former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert about the two-state solution
March 19, 2013

A conversation with former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert about the two-state solution.

The End of the Two-State Solution
Why the window is closing on Middle-East peace
March 11, 2013

We're on the cusp of a generational shift that will make the dream of peace not just implausible but impossible.

The Winners and Losers of Israel's Election
January 22, 2013

The biggest loser? The peace process.

Netanyahu's Nightmare: How Israel's Elections Could Surprise Us
January 21, 2013

What could still go wrong for Israel's prime minister.

Netanyahu's New Headache: Avigdor Lieberman Is Dragging Him Down
December 31, 2012

The prime minister will still win the election but could have trouble forming a new coalition.

Don’t Expect Tzipi Livni to Shake Up Israel’s Election
November 28, 2012

The former foreign minister returns to politics by forming a new centrist party.

Israel’s Iran and Settlements Switcheroo
November 27, 2012

Pundits in Israel are still struggling to make sense of Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s surprise announcement yesterday that, at age 70, he is retiring from politics. The move, like Barak’s January 2011 decision to leave Labor and start his own political party, caught everyone off guard.

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