Recent statements by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas—that the Palestinian leadership does not support the boycott of Israel, but does back the boycott of settlements—threatened to transform the boycott from its self-image as the principled projection of native Palestinian policy to the bastard foreign child of freelance troublemakers, says Matthew Kalman.
Matthew Kalman imagines how the Israel-Palestine drama would play as a typically hackneyed Hollywood movie.
A deal on Iran’s nuclear program and U.N. sanctions regime has been reached. But the U.S., Iran and Israel seem to be interpreting the same agreement quite differently.
John Kerry still thinks he can jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Matthew Kalman on how his naïveté could be dangerous.
Under Netanyahu, Israel's Foreign Ministry is being carved up salami-style, wrecking what little is left of the country's tattered international diplomacy. By Matthew Kalman.
Israel's electric automobile pioneer BetterPlace filed for bankruptcy on the day John Kerry announced his new Middle East peace plan. Kerry should learn from BetterPlace's mistakes, writes Matthew Kalman.
Matthew Kalman broke the story of physicist Stephen Hawking’s boycott of Israel. Then Cambridge University tried to falsely deny it.
Matthew Kalman reports on a former Shin Bet chief's thoughts about the crisis emerging in the West Bank.
Matthew Kalman on an election snafu that denied millions of Israelis their voting cards, and what it could mean.
Matthew Kalman on how and why some Palestinians are turning to nonviolent tactics.