April 2, 2010 8:23pm
A mass demonstration by Israeli Arabs highlighted the core contradiction at the heart of the Israeli-Arab experience: demands for greater equality within Israeli society amid growing alienation from the Israeli state.
March 22, 2010 9:44pm
The recent U.S.-Israel crisis raises the question of how beholden Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to the right wing that made him prime minister.
March 9, 2010 12:03am
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says he has a plan: Build a de facto Palestinian state by mid-2011, then with all the trappings of statehood in place, invite Israel to recognize the well-functioning Palestinian state and withdraw from territories it still occupies or be forced to do so by the pressure of international opinion.
February 23, 2010 12:45am
Despite the Mossad’s suspected role in the widely criticized assassination in Dubai of a Hamas operative, the intelligency agency’s chief Meir Dagan is unlikely to suffer many consequences given his centrality to Israel’s efforts against Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.
February 9, 2010 2:39am
A campaign against the New Israel Fund — a U.S.-based organization that funds civil society activists in Israel — has sparked a fierce debate over the limits of free speech, the financing of NGOs, the dictates of loyalty to the state and, ultimately, over the fundamental values of Israel’s Zionist democracy.
January 27, 2010 1:54am
While German-Israeli ties appear better than ever, the gap between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s word and deed on Iran and growing anti-Zionism are nagging concerns for Israeli officials.
January 12, 2010 2:37am
The year that just ended was the quietest between Israel and the West Bank in a decade. With the West Bank economy booming and security improving, can the quiet and prosperity be sustained in the absence of peace talks?
December 29, 2009 2:00am
Should a billionaire tycoon who lives abroad be entitled to use his money to influence Israeli political life?
December 15, 2009 12:02am
As the European Union revamps its foreign policy structure, Israel is considering the damage it could cause if EU-Israel ties continue to slide.
December 9, 2009 4:20am
Jewish settlers are planning widespread protests and demonstrations, including blocking roads in Israel proper, with the aim of delegitimizing the government’s decision to accept a 10-month settlement freeze. But if the settlers are perceived as too extreme, their actions could actually hurt their public standing.