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Yuval Noah Harari Gives the Really Big Picture

Yuval Noah Harari Gives the Really Big Picture

Ian Parker on Harari’s best-seller “Sapiens,” which suggests that, in the larger scheme of things, many of our political struggles barely matter.
Qassem Suleimani and How Nations Decide to Kill

Qassem Suleimani and How Nations Decide to Kill

Adam Entous and Evan Osnos on the political, moral, and visceral considerations behind assassination.
Trump Unveils the “Giveaway of the Century” on Middle East Peace

Trump Unveils the “Giveaway of the Century” on Middle East Peace

Robin Wright writes about Donald Trump’s new lopsided plan to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bring peace to the Middle East.
Is There Any Way to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Is There Any Way to End the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Rashid Khalidi’s “The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine” argues that the Palestinian point of view has been ignored by American policymakers.
The Precarious Position of Benjamin Netanyahu

The Precarious Position of Benjamin Netanyahu

Ruth Margalit writes about the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-trial hearing, the changes to his defense team, and the debate in Israel over whether Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit
Unprecedented Alliances Are Moving Against Netanyahu Ahead of the Israeli Election

Unprecedented Alliances Are Moving Against Netanyahu Ahead of the Israeli Election

Bernard Avishai writes on Benjamin Netanyahu’s prospects in the Israeli do-over election, on September 17th, and on opposition alliances that include the parties of Avigdor Lieberman, Ayelet Shaked,
Benjamin Netanyahu Finally Faces a Real Challenger in Benny Gantz—If the Opposition Can Unite Behind Him

Benjamin Netanyahu Finally Faces a Real Challenger in Benny Gantz—If the Opposition Can Unite Behind Him

Bernard Avishai on the upcoming Israeli national election on April 9th and on the candidacy of Benny Gantz, the former chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces and the head of a newly formed party
The Israel of Amos Oz

The Israel of Amos Oz

Bernard Avishai on the Israeli writer Amoz Oz, who died in December and was the author of books including “My Michael” and “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”
Airbnb has removed its controversial West Bank listings, and Israel is furious

Airbnb has removed its controversial West Bank listings, and Israel is furious

The West Bank is a territory roughly the size of Delaware that stretches between Israel and Jordan. Since the 1967 Six-Day War, it has been…
Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be ‘red line’ for Muslims: Middle East leader

Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be ‘red line’ for Muslims: Middle East leader

President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be a “red line” for Muslims, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Trump administration Tuesday,…