Field of Dreams
Annexation and the Dubious Doctrine of Wishful Thinking

Netanyahu’s pledge to press on with annexation in the West Bank is a high-risk, low-reward proposition for Israel.

Israel’s Political Decay
No Way to Run a Country

“We survived Pharaoh—we’ll survive this too,” is a common adage in Israel. But the country’s political dysfunction may get worse before it gets better.

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Trumped Up
How Not to Make Palestine Great Again

Abbas has cut a Trumpian political figure since long before the presidency was a twinkle in The Donald’s eye.

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The Middle East
Meanwhile in Jerusalem

Five reasons the Palestinian public has been relatively quiet so far in reaction to Trump’s Jerusalem announcement.

Religion in the Public Square
When Church and State Are Anything but Separate

Belief is not simply a quaint feature of the human condition but a complex operating system that holds the key to understanding the Middle East.

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Donald of Arabia
Why Trump Shouldn’t Rush to Pop Champagne Corks

Spoilers are already laying plans to derail the President’s Middle East agenda.

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Israel and the UN
High Noon at Turtle Bay

Just because the Obama Administration’s move at the UN wasn’t a surprise doesn’t mean he’s being helpful.

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