The Scorched Earth of Netanyahu’s Israel


by Mitchell Plitnick The recent police recommendation that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted for various acts of corruption may well have started the countdown to the long-awaited departure of the man who has spent more time in the… Continue Reading  

The Enduring Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


by Paul R. Pillar President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, whom the president has entrusted with, among many other things, searching for an Israeli-Palestinian peace, said regarding that task: “We don’t want a history lesson. How does that help us get… Continue Reading  

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Way Forward?


by Emile Nakhleh Jared Kushner’s visit to the Middle East in search of a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, like so many previous missions, is futile and will likely fail. Other than his Jewish heritage and kinship to his father-in-law,… Continue Reading  

The Fall of Netanyahu: Too Little, Too Late


by Mitchell Plitnick It seems the long reign of Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to its end. Nothing is certain yet, and there will doubtless be more scenes in this tragedy before the curtain falls. But the prospects of Netanyahu continuing… Continue Reading  

AIPAC 2017: Haley Shines, but Whither the Two-State Solution?


by Mitchell Plitnick Every year, anyone who works on United States policy toward Israel, Palestine, or the broader Middle East watches the annual policy conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) very closely. At that conference, we expect not… Continue Reading