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December 3, 2013

Israel
Arik Einstein: Poster Child, Culture God

My cousin, Ari Lieberman, is a keen observer of arts and culture in Israel.  With the passing of Arik Einstein last week, I thought readers would be interested in Ari’s take on the life and work of t…

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October 29, 2012

Israel
Middle East Matters: Voices From the Region

“How long can this situation continue? I mean in Bosnia, now we have Ban Ki-moon [the UN secretary general] apologising 20 years after. Who will apologise for Syria in 20 years’ time? How can we stay…

Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks with reporters during a news conference (al-Sayaghi/Courtesy Reuters).

October 3, 2012

United States
The U.S.-Israel Relationship: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

If it is “unbreakable,” “unshakeable,” and “a common commitment,” the United States and Israel are sure to share it, at least that is what American politicians of all stripes have been telling the Am…

U.S. President Ronald Reagan meeting Israeli delegation including Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Defense Minister Ariel Sharon in Washington, DC (Handout/Courtest Reuters)

September 29, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Gaza’s Reconstruction Prospects

This publication is now archived. What progress has been made on reconstruction in the Gaza Strip?Plans for reconstruction took a back seat as violence flared again between Palestinian militants and …

August 23, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Lebanon Erupts, Syria Boils, and Egypt Builds Up

Significant Middle East Developments Lebanon. Renewed clashes broke out today in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli between Sunnis and Alawites, despite a ceasefire brokered yesterday. Since fightin…

A Sunni Muslim gunman aims his rifle from the neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites on August 22, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

November 15, 2005

Israel
The Impact of the Gaza Border Deal

This publication is now archived. What led to the deal to reopen Gaza’s borders?U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a focused push for a deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, c…

May 6, 2005

Israel
ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Leading Figures

This publication is now archived. Who are the key Israeli and Palestinian political leaders?As plans move forward for Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, hopes for peace in the Middle East are h…

June 6, 2007

Palestinian Territories
From Gaza to Beirut and Tehran: A Conversation with Sallai M. Meridor

Join us for an in-depth discussion with Israel's Ambassador to the United States Sallai Meridor about recent developments in the Middle East--including Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear capabilitie…

July 13, 2006

Lebanon
Makovsky: Mideast Conflict a Test for Olmert, Lebanese Government

Mideast expert David Makovsky says the widening conflict in the Middle East poses a huge challenge for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and tests the viability of the Lebanese government.

November 28, 2005

Israel
Makovsky: Sharon ‘Electrifies’ Israel by Bolting Likud and Likely to Make Further Withdrawals from West Bank to Ensure ‘Legacy’

David Makovsky, a senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s decision to b…