Israel

Trump's Golan Announcement Was No Impulse Tweet

The push for Trump to make such a move has been going on for more than a year, due to parallel efforts by Israeli officials and members of Congress.

Bibi’s Iran War Tweet Just Backfired

Netanyahu’s ‘war with Iran’ quip is a gift to the regime — and his latest strategic failure.

If Trump’s Message to the Palestinians is 'You Lost, Get Over It,' He Will Fail

Instead of acknowledging the political and national aspirations of the Palestinians, negotiators are focusing on material and economic concerns.

No Matter Who Wins the Syrian Civil War, Israel Loses

Assad is Iran’s most important Arab ally; his would-be successors are Sunni militias and jihadists. Netanyahu’s overtures to Putin can’t change that.

Will the Israeli-Iranian Showdown Be in Syria — or New York?

Iran's various rivals and opponents are seeking a UN resolution that would return Tehran to pariah status and undermine its regional gains.

With Mattis Visiting, Netanyahu Applauds Trump’s Military Strikes

Israeli security leaders and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis blamed Iran for backing an “axis of evil” from Hezbollah to Pyongyang.  

What Does Trump Want from Netanyahu?

It’s clear enough what the Israeli prime minister expects. But the Americans are in a position to make their own demands.

When Netanyahu and Trump Meet, Russia Should Top the Agenda

Moscow’s intervention in Syria is one of the most significant strategic shifts facing Israel in nearly two decades.

What the US Should Learn from Israel’s Silicon Valley

The world’s hottest cybersecurity market is powered by a unique collaboration of government, industry, finance and academia.

The Dirty Secret of US-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

We need a way to fund Israel’s missile defenses without undercutting our own.

How the Kurds Drove Turkey Back to Israel (and Two Other Reasons for the Deal)

The Turks want to forestall any Israeli declaration of support for Syrian Kurdish independence aspirations, but distrust and resentment remain.

Israel Versus Hezbollah, Round Three?

The Lebanon-based terror group fired rockets into northern Israel just hours after an Israeli strike killed a senior Hezbollah leader in Syria.

Obama's Chance to Reinvent the U.S.-Israel Defense Relationship

Despite what you may hear this week, the U.S. and Israel are far closer than many realize, says Obama's former Middle East policy chief at the Pentagon.

A Spate of Violence in Israel, and Then What?

The uptick in tensions between Israelis and Palestinians show that neither the one-state nor two-state solutions are viable.

An Iran-Deal Skeptic Becomes a Supporter

California Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has decided to come out in favor of the nuclear agreement.

Michael Oren Is Wrong — There Has Always Been Daylight Between the US and Israel

Some Israelis think the relationship will snap back in January 2017, but it'll be more likely to continue as it always has.