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March 11, 2018

Israel
At Long Last, "The Crown" Will Visit Israel

Seventy years after Israel's founding, at long last a member of the British royal family will visit there. The summer visit of the Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William, has been announced. This v…

January 8, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Moves to Annex the West Bank—This Is How the Two-State Solution Dies

While the media focuses on Trump, Netanyahu imposes a “solution”: There will never be a Palestinian state.

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October 2, 2016

Israel
Prince Charles and Israeli Funerals

Prince Charles attended the funeral of Shimon Peres last week, in Jerusalem. This was not his first visit: he also attended the Yitzhak Rabin funeral in 1995. In the 21 years since then he has vis…

November 5, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Kerry, Rabin, the PLO, and the "Peace Process"

Marking the anniversary of the death of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin this week, Secretary of State Kerry said this: Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin devoted his life to defending …

December 3, 2012

Israel
Much Ado About Little: the E-1 Controversy

Dozens of governments, starting with our own, have denounced the Israeli announcement--made soon after the UN General Assembly vote last week--about more housing construction in Jerusalem and the Wes…

December 7, 2015

United States
What’s in a Name?

On February 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein entered the Ibrahimi Mosque, also known as the Cave of the Patriarchs, during dawn prayers and murdered twenty-nine Palestinians. He derived justification for t…

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October 19, 2015

Israel
Israelis and Palestinians: And Then What?

In December 1987 the first intifada began after a traffic accident involving an Israeli truck and a Palestinian pedestrian outside the Jabaliya refugee camp set off a wave of demonstrations against I…

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March 23, 2015

Israel
Netanyahu Has the Last Laugh

Wow. Just wow. The river of commentary about Israel’s recent election and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just keeps flowing. As I sat down to write this another piece popped into my inbox…

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December 27, 2012

Politics and Government
Ten World Leaders Who Died in 2012

Yesterday I wrote about ten American foreign policy luminaries who died in 2012. Below are ten significant foreign leaders and diplomats who died in 2012. Raymond Aubrac (b. 1914) was a leader of …

Journalists watch workers install some of the 288 Waterford crystals on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball in New York (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters).

January 30, 2014

United States
This Week: Syria’s Negotiations, Egypt’s Entrenchment, and Iran’s Inspections

Significant Developments Syria. The first ever talks between the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime continue in Switzerland, with the Syrian government hinting yesterday it may be willing to acc…

U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi addresses a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva January 27, 2014 (Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).