Israel’s “Qualitative Military Edge”: Blank Checks, No Balance?

by Marsha B. Cohen This month the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration had slowed the shipment of Hellfire missiles to Israel after it bombed a UN school in Gaza on Aug. 3 with the US-made weapon. The… Continue Reading  

A Proposed UNSC Ceasefire Plan For Gaza

by Mitchell Plitnick The attempt to resolve the ongoing, albeit highly uneven, exchange of fire between Israel and Gaza has now reached the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The draft proposal, initially pushed by the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, bears… Continue Reading  

Negotiating Gaza: Lessons from 1977

by Thomas W. Lippman To understand why Israel and Hamas keep fighting, and why Secretary of State John Kerry was unable to forge a permanent peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, it helps to do some homework. Read Volume… Continue Reading  

Israeli Democracy Evaporates While Gaza Burns

by Mitchell Plitnick At what point is it legitimate and even necessary to dismiss the will of the people in the interest of peace and justice? This is a vexing question when it comes to Israel. The latest edition of… Continue Reading  

The Ayes [Don’t] Have It

by Henry Precht Two significant anniversaries this month: the 1914 beginning of fighting in World War I in Europe and the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident in Vietnam. The outbreak of conflict 100 years ago followed a period of intense… Continue Reading