Israel

"Israel Doesn’t Need America on D-Day"
A leading voice of restraint is starting to worry about Iran
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

The Story of an Israeli Paratrooper Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation
October 21, 2013

Forty years ago this month, at the end of the Yom Kippur War, Israel found itself in a precarious position, confronting increasing Arab strength and hostilities from countries from afar.

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.

The Yom Kippur War Was 40 Years Ago. Everything You Thought You Knew About It Is Wrong.
October 15, 2013

Egyptians marked the fortieth anniversary of their army's putative triumph over Israel by bloodying one another in Tahrir Square. Syrians, too, commemorated the date with internecine violence.

Netanyahu Said Something Shockingly Bad at the UN
October 01, 2013

Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani has revived talks with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany over its nuclear program.

Hamas's Travails in Gaza
September 25, 2013

Historian Juan Cole has an excellent account of what is happening to Hamas in Gaza.

Here's the Deal the U.S. and Iran Should Make Right Now
September 23, 2013

When Hassan Rouhani, the new president of Iran, speaks at the United Nations General Assembly this week, the world will hold its breath.

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.

Ross Douthat Is Wrong. U.S. Policy in the Middle East Has Been Very Bad.
September 10, 2013

Responding to an interview with author Andrew Bacevich that he finds overly negative, The New York Times' Ross Douthat lays out his case for why American policy in the Middle East over the past 30-plus years has not been so bad.

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