UNRWA isn't perpetuating the conflict; it's a crucial stopgap providing stability in an unstable region, stability that is crucial to getting back to the negotiating table with the hopes for lasting peace.
Abbas's new NGO decree might trigger the Taylor Force Act, thus ruling out U.S. assistance.
I am a Palestinian from Gaza. Conspicuously absent from the five million Israelis lucky enough to get the vaccine were Palestinians living under occupation in the West Bank, and in the Gaza Strip.
The nation's longest-serving prime minister has lost ground and is on the ropes—but he could still surprise on March 23.
The obliteration of the historical record is a fundamental feature of the Palestinian war to destroy Israel.
No American president has accomplished more for peace in the Middle East than Donald Trump.
What kind of relationship is it likely to forge with the new Biden administration? This week, we got a clue.
The Biden administration's acknowledgement of the basic humanity of both sides and the rights that humanity entails is a crucial first step.
A fragile stability seems to be lulling the new U.S. president and his team into complacency—but things risk getting out of hand very quickly if nothing is done.
In Netanyahu's Israel, Palestinian diplomacy is labeled "diplomatic terrorism;" non-violent protests are called "PR terrorism;" boycotts of Israel are called "economic terrorism;" and Palestinian detainees going on hunger strikes is "terrorism in prison."
Faith in multilateralism is at the heart of the mindset of the foreign policy establishment stalwarts who have returned to power in the last month.
The case against Israel is but a symptom of the politicization of yet another international institution serving to empower the culture of impunity in regimes where there is no means for justice.
Notably, President Trump's landmark executive order on anti-Semitism has been scrubbed from the Biden White House's website.
All the talk of elections and power struggles also shows the primary flaw in the Palestinian national project itself.
Casin magnate Sheldon Adelson, who died at 87 years old, was known for making controversial remarks on Middle East affairs.
The movement of people will transform what it means to be Israeli, and the stark issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict could reemerge free from the geopolitical morass of the Arab-Israeli one.
The departing Secretary of State announced a number of steps to cement the current model of Israeli control over the occupied territories. His evocation of antisemitism should be seen in this context first and foremost.
By ignoring our three thousand-year link to the Temple Mount, the U.N. validates the Palestinian refusal to recognize our right to exist as the world's only Jewish state.
A heavy smoker, Abbas is now 85 and has no clear successor and few, if any, limits on his power.
The signing of the Abraham Accords and the reframing of the Arab-Israeli conflict as a localized dispute between Israelis and Palestinians has shattered a policy paralysis and a cycle of failed mediation and negotiations that has lasted for a century.
I have been technically stateless for my whole life. From the age of 10 or 11, I felt this intense need for a passport. I wanted freedom, identity and a sense of belonging to a country.
"The Peace Prize is for peace, not for being a nice guy. Netanyahu brought peace," says one of the Israeli prime minister's supporters. Others—including the Palestinians—don't see it that way.
An Iranian government spokesperson said the deal was made "in favor" of President Donald Trump's reelection.
Will the Palestinian leadership follow the courageous lead of the UAE and Bahrain and finally make peace with Israel?
The so-called "Palestinian veto" is dead.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, contra his critics, has emerged as an expert peacemaker.