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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.  

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 30, 2013

Israel
Political Pivot in Israel?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek to form a big-tent coalition that could signal a new inward focus at a time of increasing tumult in the Mideast, says expert David Makovsky.

May 10, 2012

Israel
Domestic Focus for Israel’s Coalition

Benjamin Netanyahu’s agreement with the Kadima Party reflects a public more concerned about economic and social issues than whether to strike Iran, says CFR’s Robert M. Danin.

February 11, 2009

Peacekeeping
Despite Paralysis in Israeli Politics, U.S. Peace Efforts Crucial

Daniel C. Kurtzer, a former top U.S. diplomat in the Mideast and a recent adviser to Barack Obama, says divisions in the Israeli electorate will paralyze the political process and could lead to an ex…

October 13, 2010

Palestinian Territories
The Mideast Moratorium Mess

The end of Israel’s ban on settlement building creates political problems for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a dilemma the Obama administration in part brought on itself, says Mideast expe…

August 30, 2010

Israel
Questionable Timing on Mideast Talks

Severe political constraints on Israeli and Palestinian leaders cloud the prospects for progress in direct talks due to start later this week, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.

March 10, 2010

Palestinian Territories
A Rocky Path Forward in the Mideast

An Israeli announcement of more housing construction in East Jerusalem became the focus of Vice President Biden’s Middle East trip, but CFR’s Jacob Walles thinks the "proximity talks" starting next w…

January 19, 2010

Turkey
Gaza and Strains in Israeli-Turkish Relations

New strains in the Israeli-Turkish relationship stem from Turkey’s concerns over conditions in Gaza and sloppy diplomacy on both sides, says CFR’s Steven A. Cook.