Negotiating like Jim Baker
There are Americans whose negotiating tactics have actually worked in the Middle East. John Kerry should be like them.
And the fault is mostly Netanyahu's
And the fault is mostly Benjamin Netanyahu's.
John Judis answers his conservative critics.
Inside the framework for a two-state solution
Inside the framework for a two-state solution.
Harry Truman's concerns about Israel and Palestine were prescient—and forgotten
His doubts about the Jewish and Palestinian states were prescient—and forgotten.
Who needs Abu Mazen to speak for the Palestinians when you can have an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego?
Kerry may be backing away from a "final status" agreement
It may be in trouble.
Peter Beinart thinks so. He's wrong.
News of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s late September speech before Jewish leaders in New York got me thinking about Peter Beinart’s latest piece from earlier that month in the New York Review of Books about American Jews and Israel.
The Israeli Prime Minister has stopped mentioning Jerusalem. This could be huge for peace.
Historian Juan Cole has an excellent account of what is happening to Hamas in Gaza. According to Cole, Hamas is reeling from a loss of funding from Egypt, where it could count on Mohammed Morsi’s support, Syria, where it sided with Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood against the Assad regime, and Iran, which cut Hamas off after it broke with Assad. In addition, Egypt’s military government has closed the tunnels through which the Gazans received goods in defiance of the Israeli blockade.