The Obama administration was reportedly unaware of the true extent of Israeli settlement activity. This reveals either a monumental level of ignorance or a post-facto attempt to justify the failure of the Kerry peace initiative.
Netanyahu’s re-election promises “business as usual”. But this is an extremely risky venture on the Iranian-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian fronts.
For Palestinians in Israel, the recent race for the Knesset was both the worst of elections and the best.
When Netanyahu’s election victory was declared, rather than grieve, Arabs in Israel were out on the streets celebrating.
An electoral campaign video targeted at Israel’s “invisible” poor unwittingly highlights the long-neglected links between Mizrahi Jews and Arabs.
Despite what some in the Knesset think, Christians in Israel are Arabs too and have been prominent in Palestinian politics, society and culture.
Is it possible for Israelis and Palestinians to find common refuge in their shared notions of exile and return?
Palestinian reconciliation offers a golden opportunity for a peace deal. But reaching one requires Israelis, Palestinians and the international community to recognise some hard facts.
Instead of obsessing over how their identities clash, Israelis and Palestinians need to focus more attention on where they mesh.
Belief in the sacredness of the holy land has long bedevilled the quest for peace. It’s time to challenge the ‘God veto’.