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March 12, 2015

Israel
What’s Topping the Next Israeli PM’s Inbox?

Israel’s next governing coalition will lead a country that is prosperous and militarily strong but faces security, economic, and social challenges. Five experts weigh in on the country’s policy prior…

October 2, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Twenty-Five Years After the Oslo Accords

Panelists discuss the HBO documentary film The Oslo Diaries as well as the years of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the legacy of the agreements, and the future of the peace process.

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April 23, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Will Kerry Continue the Jerusalem-Ramallah Shuttle If Hamas and Fatah Unite?

Secretary of State Kerry has put enormous effort into the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Most recently, there has been talk of a three-way deal wherein Israel releases 426 prisoners (some of them …

September 16, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
UNDOF Flees

After forty years, UN forces meant to separate Israel and Syria have fled their posts--fled into Israel, for safety. Here is the account from The Tower web site: The United Nations Disengagement Obs…

January 1, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Confidence-destroying Measures

Working toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, negotiators always seek "confidence-building measures" or CBMs. These moves are supposed to show good faith and convince the other side to under…

July 1, 2012

Syria
Syria: the Background

Much scorn has been directed at fashion magazines that lionized Asma al-Assad, the wife of the Syrian dictator. This is fair enough, but we don’t really expect careful judgments about world politics …

August 20, 2014

Summer’s Last Sojourn

It’s been a violent and eventful summer in the Middle East. I hope readers have an opportunity to escape from the mostly terrible news. I’m communing with nature this week and reading Yossi Klein Hal…

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March 13, 2015

United States
Four Strategic Challenges for Israel’s Next Government

Israel’s next government will assume the mantle of a strong and prosperous country. While facing a range of security challenges and tremendous regional turmoil, Israel today enjoys a preponderance of…

An Israeli soldier picks his ballot at a polling station in a navy base in the southern city of Ashdod January 20, 2013 (Cohen/Courtesy Reuters).

December 4, 2013

Israel
A Conversation About Israel

Israeli columnist Ari Shavit just came out with a new book, My Promised Land, that is receiving tremendous media attention in the United States. I joined Ari and David Remnick, editor of The New York…