THE ONE STATUS QUO SOLUTION
Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan? Unending Israeli Occupation.
Bibi, Like Trump, Aims to Go So High That He’s Above the Law
Where Trump threatens and thunders, Netanyahu—who’s not a head of state but does command popular support—swaps. Give him what he needs, and he’ll give you what you want.
WILL TO LIVE
Shalom Yospe, 72, has lived in a kibbutz near Israel’s embattled border with Gaza since the 1960s. His resilience and generosity are reminders of ideals that built the country.
Hamas Started a War Over the Contest That Gave Us ABBA
Hamas calculated that Netanyahu’s political weakness would force him to bargain ahead of the vaunted international song contest. Many Israelis fear Hamas may be right.
THE GREAT ESCAPE
‘Bibi the Magician’ Re-Elected Israeli PM—but at What Price?
Netanyahu, facing multiple indictments, may keep himself out of jail by annexing the West Bank. But what happens to 2.5 million Palestinians there? And to Israel’s identity?
Bibi Hanging In, as Trump Makes Israel Great Again
Unadulterated ethno-nationalism is in full bloom in the Land of Milk and Honey.
Israel Elections a Cliffhanger for Netanyahu
On Tuesday night the results were too close to call, with the possibility President Reuven Rivlin will have to choose between two equal blocs in the Knesset.
MAN OF THE HOUR
Israeli Prez Rebukes Bibi, Signs Controversial Law in Arabic
Rivlin followed through on his promise made to Arab leaders in a private meeting last July. The president and PM have very, very different visions of their nation’s future.