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  1. foreign interests
    The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Is Likely to Get Even WorsePalestinians are disillusioned, America is disengaged, and Netanyahu sees only upside in the violence.
  2. coronavirus
    Israel Drops COVID Rule Requiring Masks OutdoorsIt’s a milestone for one of the nations to roll out the vaccine the fastest, though vaccination rates in Palestine lag significantly.
  3. foreign interests
    Israel’s Democracy Is Broken, and Netanyahu Is to BlameThe Israeli right keeps winning elections but failing to form governments because of the toxic political environment Netanyahu has created.
  4. covid-19
    Pfizer COVID Vaccine Is Highly Effective After Just One Dose, Study FindsAn Israeli study found the first jab reduces infections by 75 percent, bolstering the case for delaying second doses to stretch out supply.
  5. covid-19
    Israel Is the World’s Most Vaccinated Country. Why Are Cases Rising?Israel shows it takes more than shots in arms to curb the pandemic.
  6. obits
    Conservative Megadonor Sheldon Adelson May Be the Last of His KindThe casino mogul, who has died at 87, typified the kingmaking role made possible by Citizens United.
  7. that happened
    The Time Trump Signed Into a Holocaust Museum Like It Was a Bar MitzvahA look back at the many times the Trump administration accidentally — and not so accidentally — disrespected Judaism.
  8. international affairs
    The More Complicated Crisis Biden Will Inherit With IranThe president-elect is determined to revive the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but opponents of the agreement are doing their best to sabotage him.
  9. international affairs
    What We Know About the Assassination of Iran’s Top Nuclear ScientistIsrael was likely behind the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, but it’s not clear how much it will affect Iran’s nuclear program, or if Trump signed off.
  10. foreign interests
    Trump’s ‘Peace’ Deal Doesn’t Make Mideast Conflict Any Less LikelyThe Abraham Accords serve Trump and Netanyahu’s political interests, but abandoning Palestinians and amplifying pressure on Iran are both risky steps.
  11. international affairs
    Why the Israel-UAE Deal Is More About Iran Than PeaceThe historic agreement shows that for Arab states, the cold war against Iran now trumps the Palestinian cause.
  12. foreign interests
    UAE Strikes Peace Deal With Israel, Sells Out PalestiniansIn exchange for a promise that Israel won’t immediately illegally annex the Jordan Valley, Abu Dhabi normalized relations with the Jewish state.
  13. international affairs
    Could War With Iran Be an October Surprise?A series of mysterious explosions and alleged Israeli sabotage operations could soon open the door to a broader conflict.
  14. democratic primaries
    Engel Teaches Dems That Backing War and Apartheid Has a DownsideThe congressman toed AIPAC’s line. In his race against Jamaal Bowman, that hurt him more than it helped.
  15. middle east
    Kushner Can Solve Israel-Palestine Conflict Because He’s ‘Read 25 Books on It’That’s a lot of reading for the Trump administration, though not quite enough for his 80-page plan to make it past peer review.
  16. middle east
    Kushner: Palestine May ‘Screw Up’ Peace Plan Like Every Deal ‘They’ve Ever Had’“They’re going to screw up another opportunity like they’ve screwed up every other opportunity that they’ve ever had in their existence.”
  17. world view
    Trump’s Middle East Plan Is About Exerting Power, Not Achieving PeaceThe conflict is now shaped by the worldview of Trump and his allies — and a two-state solution may be off the table for good.
  18. israel
    Trump Invites Israel, Not Palestine, to Discuss Peace PlanThe president appears to think it takes one to tango.
  19. qasem soleimani
    Could Iran Punish Israel for an American Assassination?Intelligencer staffers discuss the latest developments in the aftermath of Qasem Soleimani’s death.
  20. iran
    If Trump Can’t Bully Iran Into Backing Down, Things Could Get Scary FastTrump hates limited, conventional wars and also thinks intimidating enemies with great shows of force will subdue them. What if it doesn’t this time?
  21. free speech
    Trump’s Executive Order to Stifle Israel Critics Probably Violates ConstitutionThe Trump administration is stumbling into a free-speech nightmare by using the power of the state to silence legitimate protest.
  22. foreign interests
    Netanyahu’s Indictment Won’t Solve Israel’s Political ParalysisPressing, existential questions about the country’s future extend well beyond the fate of one man.
  23. world view
    Trump’s Israeli Settlement Reversal Is About What’s Good for Him, Not the LawThere’s scant evidence that the U.S. examined “all sides of the legal debate,” but altering the longstanding policy has domestic advantages for Trump.
  24. foreign interests
    Israel’s Election Deadlock May Mean Netanyahu’s Luck Has Finally Run OutNeither the right wing nor the center-left has a clear path to a majority in the Knesset – and Netanyahu’s hold on power is now even shakier.
  25. donald trump
    The 7 Most Unhinged Things Trump Said on WednesdayTrump proclaimed himself the “chosen one,” continued feuding over Greenland, and joked (maybe) about giving himself the Medal of Honor.
  26. religion
    When Trump Talks About Jews, He’s Really Talking to Evangelical ChristiansTrump’s appeals to Jews are mostly dog whistles to his Evangelical base, which views Jews and Israel as central to the Second Coming.
  27. islamophobia
    Trump’s Tweets Prove GOP Attacks on Omar, Tlaib Were Always About IslamophobiaThe anti-Semitism allegations were just a cover.
  28. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Limits of My ConservatismIn a healthy society, conservatives accept social change. Faced with bullying radicalism, they become reactionaries.
  29. rashida tlaib
    Rashida Tlaib: I Won’t Visit Grandmother Under Israel’s ‘Oppressive’ ConditionsThe congresswoman understandably chooses defiance over political humiliation.
  30. israel
    By Barring Omar and Tlaib, Netanyahu Did BDS a Huge FavorCalling attention to Israel’s illiberalism and the congresswomen’s advocacy for Palestinian rights will increase support for BDS.
  31. power
    You Can Always Tell When Trump Is AfraidBy helping to ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from Israel, Trump has shown how much they threaten him.
  32. free speech
    GOP: Ilhan Omar Is Un-American Because She Supports the First AmendmentOmar’s so-called “BDS resolution” merely affirms Americans’ constitutional right to participate in boycotts.
  33. foreign interests
    The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Has Even Spread to Israel’s ElectionWhy is Benjamin Netanyahu highlighting lesser rival Ehud Barak’s link to Epstein? Because the prime minister knows he needs every edge he can get.
  34. politics
    Trump Allies Want to Put Jared Kushner’s Peace Plan on Hold: ReportTrump allies reportedly fear that the plan could incite violence or hurt the chances of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement ever getting off the ground.
  35. eurovision 2019
    The Netherlands Win Eurovision 2019, While Madonna Generates ControversyMadonna’s performance angered both sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
  36. eurovision 2019
    Madonna Defends Her Decision to Perform at Eurovision Israel“I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda,”
  37. the national interest
    Republicans Call Tlaib Anti-Semitic for Saying Something Nice About IsraelThe Middle East social justice warriors of the right are at it again.
  38. eurovision 2019
    If Eurovision 2019 Goes Smoothly, It’ll Be a MiracleWith Israel as host, this is almost certainly going to be one of the most controversial and tense installments of the event in its history.
  39. israel
    Netanyahu Wants to Name a Golan Heights Settlement After TrumpIf Netanyahu really wants to honor Trump, he could construct the settlements in the style of the real-estate magnate by ripping off contractors.
  40. world view
    Despite Netanyahu’s Apparent Win, Israel Faces Even More UncertaintyThe prime minister is still awaiting indictment, and his campaign promises, backed by Trump, may bring new instability to the region.
  41. international affairs
    Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank, Never Allow Palestinian State, If ReelectedThe embattled Israeli prime minister is pulling out all the far-right stops in a desperate, Trump-enabled attempt to get reelected.
  42. israel
    Whatever Happened to the Israeli Left?On the eve of the Jewish state’s elections, an appraisal of the battered opposition.
  43. identity politics
    The GOP’s Cynical New Identity-Politics PlaySenate Republicans are looking to back bills that rebuke anti-Semitism — despite their own party’s complicity in anti-Semitic violence.
  44. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Trump Is a Massive Failure — and Getting Exactly What He WantsAt the level of governance, he’s a catastrophe. But meanwhile he keeps tightening his grasp on the country.
  45. foreign policy
    Trump Calls on U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan HeightsThe president just vowed to nullify the international law prohibiting states from acquiring new territory through military conquest.
  46. nepotism
    New Book Details Kushner’s Alleged Middle East Peace Plan, Which Is PreposterousAccording to Vicky Ward’s Kushner Inc., the senior advisor hoped to convince five countries plus Palestine to give aid or renegotiate boundaries.
  47. donald trump
    Trump’s Claim That Democrats Are an ‘Anti-Jewish Party’ Is AbsurdHis reaction to the Ilhan Omar controversy ignores a century of strongly pro-Democratic Jewish sentiment, which continues today.
  48. interesting times
    How Should We Talk About the Israel Lobby’s Power?Representative Ilhan Omar failed to address it effectively. But it’s a legitimately difficult thing to do.
  49. ilhan omar
    Ilhan Omar Is a Convenient Republican TargetThe party is hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
  50. ilhan omar
    4 Reasons Republicans Are Keeping the Heat on Ilhan OmarOmar is a convenient target for Republicans hoping to distract attention from their own and their president’s extremism.
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