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Israeli-Palestinian Security Coordination Gets a Flat Tire

A Shortsighted Foreign Policy for Israel

Hitting Hamas Hard Isn’t Enough

The Israel-Diaspora Divide Comes to Los Angeles

Israel’s Digitally Exposed Democracy

Netanyahu’s Regional Bind

How Israel Can Work With Oman

Trump Hasn’t Broken the European Consensus on Israel

What Was Gilad Erdan Thinking?

Democracy’s Day of Judgment

From Brasilia to Jerusalem

Israeli-Palestinian Trust Has Been Worn and Eroded

Crossing the Threshold

Back to the Two-State Solution

The Catalan Precedent

An Intellectual Roadmap for Israel’s Center-Left

A Hotly Contested Definition?

The Eurovision Precedent

The Netanyahu Government is Dragging Us Back a Hundred Years

There Are No Oslo Supporters and No Oslo Opponents

Im Tirtzu: Building the Zionist Dream?

Swapping Solutions

Trump’s Israel Legacy: Long-Term Damage

The Israeli Right’s One-State Delusion

The Burden of the Moral Code

Not In My Backyard, Israeli Border Security Edition

Introducing: The Next Palestinian Leader

White Helmets, Whitewashing

The Druze Strike Back

Netanyahu’s Likud, Corbyn’s Labour

Reclaiming Economic Peace, One Island at a Time

The Israeli Right Guts “Brand Israel”

In Search of a Middle Ground

What the Nation-State Law Means, and What It Doesn’t

The Nation-State of Israel: Jewish and Sort Of Democratic

The Other Jerusalem Embassies

Leaders Wanted

Courting Disaster: The Left’s Resignation in Israel and America

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The View From Northern Ireland

Benny Gantz: the Center-Left’s Best Bet?

Dealing With No Deal

Pipeline Diplomacy And The Emerging East-Med Region

Putting Out Fires Is Not Policy

Jerusalem on the Table

Three Coalition Victories in One Fell Swoop

The Crisis of the People’s Army

A West Bank Outpost is Evacuated

Argentina: An Opposition Opportunity

Answering the Critics

Let Soccer be Soccer

It’s Not Just a Game

The Missing Consensus on Anti-Semitism

The Peace Plan: The Next Trump-Netanyahu Exercise

Waiting for the Next Round: On Gaza, the Israeli Government Has No Plan

The Problem with the Settlement Blocs

Democratic Institutions: Israel’s First Line of Defense Against Double Standards

In the Shadow of Mount Ararat: Israel and Armenian Genocide Denial

Predictable Responses

How Gaza Became a Trump Issue

Trump’s Manufactured Crises Harm the US and Israel

Why Israel Fears a March in the West Bank, Not in Gaza

Israel’s Endangered Judiciary

Religious Tolerance and Respect: Rebalancing the Jewish World

Spoiling the Beautiful Game

The Coalition’s Illiberal Trajectory

The Welfare State Across The Green Line

Abbas’s Rant: A Reminder Why He Can’t Deliver A Two-State Outcome, And Why It’s Needed

Shas At The Brink Of Extinction

Why Israel Needs New Regional Alliances

The Israel Debate After Natalie Portman

A Path Portman Can’t Follow

Three Takeaways from J Street’s 2018 Conference

Fool Me Twice

Empowering the Empowered

Israel and Gaza, Under the Surface

Israel and the Abbas Peace Plan

The Anti-Expertise Revolution Arrives in Israel

The History of the Demographic Balance

Israel’s Elections Crisis: Across The Political Spectrum

Israel: Bringing Halabja Into The International Arena

Israel’s Next Kingmaker May Be A Queen

Unorthodox Netanyahu

Israel, Undemocratic?

Three Takeaways From AIPAC’s 2018 Policy Conference

To Prison Or To The Polls?

Failures On The Left: It’s Not Just Netanyahu’s Fault

The Coalition’s Pitfalls

Abbas’ Trump Card

The Most Important Meeting Of Netanyahu’s Life

The Increasing Risk Of A Two-Front War In Israel

Why Israel Needs Palestinian Institutions

The Crisis In The Supermarket

It’s Too Early For The Opposition To Celebrate

The Unexpected Opposition

Feminism and Israeli-Palestinian Peace: An Interview With Sarai Aharoni

A Battle of Victimhood

Violence And Non-Violence

Avigdor Lieberman: The Israeli Left’s Strangest Bedfellow

UNRWA: Reform or Replace?

Smotrich’s Mistake

The Takeaway From Israel’s Argument With Poland

Recognizing Palestine, Recognizing Reality

Everybody Loves Mike

Asylum Seekers: The Strangers In Our Midst

Let The Centrists Be Centrists

The Schizophrenia of Mahmoud Abbas

Who’s Afraid of Palestine?

Don’t Touch My Mini-Mart

Anti-Democracy As An Electoral Strategy

Premature Obituaries For A Two-State Solution

Is Annexation of the West Bank Already Here?

Israel Is Winning the Double Standards Game

Why Saudi Arabia Won’t Abandon The Palestinians

Unicorns, Santa Claus, And Annexing Area C

Finally, Some Ideological Clarity

The Two-State Solution Is Dead. Long Live The Two-State Solution.

Rebuilding The Israeli Opposition

Jerusalem Gallimaufry

Introducing a Vision of Peace for Jerusalem Is the Ultimate Response to Trump’s Statement

A Worthier Venue Than The Human Rights Council

A Love’s Poem

I Was Wrong About Jerusalem. What Have I Learned?

No Silver Lining, Especially In Israel

Dermer, CUFI, and Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

What Kind of Peace Plan Is Trump Trying To Sell?

In Search Of A Sincere Israeli Left

Moving the American Embassy: What You Need To Know

The Shadows in Tzipi Hotovely’s Cave

Netanyahu’s Survivable Uncertainties

Don’t Forget About Security

Netanyahu and the Unmaking of the Israeli Right

The Perilous Status of the Palestinian Mission in Washington

A Peace Fund for the Arab States

Are Israel and Saudi Arabia On The Same Page?

Majoritarian Israelis, Liberal Americans

At Moscow’s Mercy: Israeli Operational Freedom in Syria

Sharansky Returns to Politics

Moving the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: Challenges and Opportunities

Only Then Will Rabin Rest In Peace

Gabbay’s Strategy for Labor

Growing Up At The Rabin Rally

Why Economics Cannot Be Divorced From Politics

In Spite of the Occupation: Netanyahu’s Diplomatic Success

Hamas has a Reconciliation Strategy

A Friendless Cause: Non-Orthodox Judaism and the Israeli Left

Netanyahu’s Dangerous Jordanian Fantasy

Building a Better U.S. Peace Plan

Occupation Frustration

Palestinian Reconciliation Theater

Special Solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Unity and Democracy: Prerequisites for Independence in Palestine and Kurdistan

For Netanyahu’s Inner Circle, The Two-State Solution Remains The Only Game In Town

Israel’s Diplomatic Relations Reconsidered

Battling a Nuclear Iran Starts by Making Peace with the Palestinians

Interview with Sara Hirschhorn: “City on a Hilltop”

Are We Really One Tribe?

The Ship Has Sailed On Keeping Iran Out Of Syria

What does the Kurdish Referendum Mean for Israel?

Back To Square One

Why are Liberal Social Movements Siding with the Palestinians?

It All Starts With Education

Fake News and Press Freedom: The Saga of Al Jazeera in Israel

Jason Greenblatt’s Challenge

An interview with MK Ayman Odeh

Should Democracy Protect Netanyahu?

Arabic Is a Jewish Language Too

Should Jews Fly a Palestinian Flag?

IPF Atid: Realizing a Better Future Starts Now

The High Stakes Focus On Jerusalem

The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahmoud Abbas – An Interview with Grant Rumley and Amir Tibon

The ‘Taylor Force Act’ Must Be Done Right

How Gabbay Can Challenge Netanyahu

The Fate of Israel’s Democracy is Not Sealed

In the Labor Runoff, it’s Old vs. New

Trump Is In Danger of Pulling a Reverse Obama

The Crisis of Whataboutism

Aaron Aaronsohn, the NILI intelligence network and the Balfour Declaration

Is Margalit the left’s great hope?

Controversy Over the Western Wall: Can Jewish Religion and Jewish Nationalism Co-exist?

Constructive Ambiguity Has Not Worked, Peace Needs Constructive Specificity

Walking on Eggs

The Jewish View from the UK on the Eve of the General Election

Building an Economically Viable Palestinian State

We are on the Verge of Another Round of Final Status Negotiations – And That Is Not Good News

3 Takeaways from Rouhani’s Re-election in Iran

Does It Matter Whether Trump Says “Two States”?

Is Israel’s Regional Opportunity Becoming More Concrete?

Mr. President, Beware of Lies and Fabrications

The Latest: Interests & Attitudes in Turkish-Israeli Relations

Trump’s Treacherous Trip

Jewish State Should Not Mean An Exclusively Jewish State

Trump Can Help Israel By Strengthening Abbas

Lessons from Lebanon

What’s at Stake for Israel in France’s Election

Israel’s Approach to Syria After the Airstrikes

The Signal and the Noise in the Barghouti Op-Ed

Squaring the Regional Solution Circle

Netanyahu has the Political Option to Make the Deal

Even Nikki Haley, the pro-Israel Hero, Can’t Save Israel at the UN

Your Guide To The Israeli Coalition Crisis

Israel And Russia Head For A Crash

What Type of Utopia Will Israel Be?

Are Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts Not Getting Enough Credit?

Trump’s Team Should Avoid the Settlements Vortex

It’s Time to Establish an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Israel’s Settlement Movement Isn’t Growing the Way You Thought It Was

Pardoning Elor Azaria Leads to the ICC

Hearing Questions for David Friedman

Trump and Netanyahu: Round One

What Trump Means for Israel’s Energy Sector

What to Expect from the Netanyahu-Trump Meeting

Trump’s Time Machine Settlements Policy

The Life and Legacy of Stephen P. Cohen

Without Vision, There is Only Despair

How to Rebalance the Shifting Settlement Debate

Trump, Netanyahu, and the Embassy Move That Wasn’t

Incorporating Israel’s Arab Citizens into the Peace Process

The Question of Jerusalem in Kerry’s Peace Plan

10 Reasons Why Two States Must Be Advanced

UNSC 2334

Increasing Israeli-Arab Integration Through Higher Education

Transition in Washington: An Opportunity For An Israeli Reset

Lessons From Israel on the Politics of Intelligence

Is Netanyahu’s Bold Prediction Coming True?

Netanyahu’s Muezzin Bill Maneuvering

The Legalization Bill Is Not Just About Settlements

Peace in the Middle East Begins with Israel’s Arab Citizens

Paying the Piper

Advocacy Under President Trump

Make Israel Great(er) Again

Structuring Conflict in the Trumpian World

What Reconstruction Teaches Us About Israel and Palestine

Donald Trump is Benjamin Netanyahu’s Worst Nightmare

The Destruction of the American Jewish Identity

A Western Wall For All

The American Election and Israeli Coalition Politics

Sacrificing the Temple Mount

Israel’s Trumpian Existential Threat

Yom Kippur for the “Peace Camp”

Anatomy of a Mistake

Seeking a Consistent Response to BDS

The Obligations of States and Citizens

The Limits of Parameters

The Gloomy State of Israeli Foreign Policy

The Legacy of Shimon Peres

Missing Opportunities

Scenes From The U.S.-Israel Funhouse

The Two-State Solution: A Unicorn or an Inevitability?

Your Guide To Settlements and Ethnic Cleansing

Opining On Outposts

Sideline Russia From Israeli-Palestinian Peace

It’s Counterproductive to Fight Over the MBL Platform

“No” as a Policy

Meet the NGO Writing Israeli Policy in the West Bank

The Fight To Frame The Iran Deal

A Shadow of Its Former Self

How Free Is Israel’s Media?

Send In the Clowns

Stepping Up To The Plate

Why The NGO Bill Does and Doesn’t Matter

Don’t be fooled by Turkey’s stunt

A Primer On Building Beyond The Green Line