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.
His political future might depend on it
His political future might depend on it.
Thursday's speech may have singlehandedly repaired a rocky relationship
Barack Obama came to Jerusalem to win over the Israeli people, and with a single speech he did. It happened when he addressed an audience of several thousand young people in Jerusalem and delivered what may have been the most passionate Zionist speech ever given by an American president.
A conversation with former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert about the two-state solution
A conversation with former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert about the two-state solution.
The Middle East's storm clouds have a silver lining
The Middle East's storm clouds have a silver lining.
New evidence that Bush undermined a two-state solution
George W. Bush's started a secret war on Hamas. Is Obama continuing it?
The fence along Israel's border with Syria will help to protect Israel. What could go wrong with that?
Advice for the new secretary of state about Israeli-Palestinian relations
Advice for the new secretary of state on Israeli-Palestinian relations. For instance: It's not a race.
Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew PoetryBy Alan Mintz (Stanford University Press, 520 pp., $65) I. ON DECEMBER 17, 2007, on the storied stage of the Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York, the Hebrew language—its essence, its structure, its metaphysic— entered American discourse in so urgent a manner as to renew, if not to inflame, an ancient argument. The occasion was a public conversation between Marilynne Robinson and Robert Alter: a not uncommon match of novelist with literary scholar.
Newt Gingrich has dumbly stirred a ruckus in saying that the Arabs of Palestine are an “invented people.” It did not increase his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination: How many Jews actually vote in Republican primaries? (And many Christian Zionists are already for him on altogether non-Zionist grounds.) But it should not have caused such a furor in the first place.