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November 23, 2016

Trump Foreign Policy
trump-bibi Trump May Inadvertently Force Netanyahu’s Hand

The election of Donald Trump has fueled an intense struggle within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government over the future disposition of the West Bank that Israel has occupied for nea…

June 3, 2016

Israel
Too Soon to Rekindle Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?

Domestic pressures facing Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas mean France’s bid to reboot Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will likely be a nonstarter, says CFR’s Robert Danin. 

December 19, 2014

Israel
UN Shouldn’t Force Israel’s Hand

A UN Security Council vote pushing Israel to leave the Palestinian territories by 2017 would likely undermine the peace process, says expert David Makovsky.  

April 22, 2013

Israel
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks during a news conference at the end of his visit to Cairo, February 7, 2013 (Waguih/Courtesy Reuters).. Regional Voices: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Israel, and Palestine

“We don’t need an atomic bomb. ... And besides, it is not atomic bombs that threaten the world, but Western morals and culture declining in values.” –Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad “Look, I r…

April 17, 2014

United States
Saudi Intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who stepped down this week (Bourg/Courtesy Reuters). This Week: Syria’s Fighting and Spillover Into Lebanon and Jordan

Significant Developments Syria. Regime fighters reportedly made significant progress against opposition forces in Homs this week, as Syrian military forces began entering rebel districts on Monday, …

February 11, 2009

Israel
Israel’s Political System

A brief overview of the Israeli political system.

December 8, 2012

United States
Supporters of Egyptian president Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans during a funeral for fellow supporters who died in recent clashes Al Azhar mosque in Cairo on December 7, 2012 (Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters). Voices From the Region: Egypt, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Iraq

“I never thought I would say this, but even Mubarak was more savvy when he spoke in a time of crisis.” – Hossam Bahgat, executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights “I hope God …

January 17, 2013

Israel
Israeli Elections Offer Two Paths

Just days away from parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely expected to form a new government in coming weeks, but what that coalition will look like is still unclear, sa…

January 29, 2013

Turkey
IsraelTurkeyRelationship Can Israel’s New Coalition Fix Relations with Turkey?

This article was originally published here on TheAtlantic.com on Monday, January 28, 2013. Since Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party’s surprise showing last week in Israel’s elections, there has been…

January 25, 2013

Israel
A man shows his ink-stained finger after voting at a polling station in Amman on January 23, 2013 (Hammad/Courtesy Reuters). Voices From the Region: Jordan, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Israel

“We don’t want old faces. We tried that…We are worried…We can help Jordan not go the same way as Syria and Egypt.” –Khalid Hammad, 28, a lawyer who voted in Amman, in support of a friend, a fellow la…