Yemen Needs a UN Security Council Resolution

by Peter Salisbury The UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, has brought together representatives of the internationally recognized government of President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels for a week of daily meetings in Sweden in what he cautiously… Continue Reading  

Report to UN Secretary General on Yemen

A report by the UN secretary general’s special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to the UN Security Council on the war in Yemen. Mr. President, Thank you very much for the opportunity to brief this Council on the latest… Continue Reading  

Don’t Mess with Jerusalem

by James J. Zogby In just a matter of days, President-elect Donald Trump will have to decide on whether or not to make good on his promise to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. As… Continue Reading  

Israel-Palestinian Relations in the Coming Trump Era

by Naomi Dann The Trump era is likely to accelerate the end of U.S. primacy as the main arbiter of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. The upcoming French Peace Conference, coming just ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump,… Continue Reading  

Understanding the UN Settlements Resolution

by Mitchell Plitnick On Friday, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334, which calls on Israel to cease building settlements in territories it occupied in 1967. The Obama administration decided to abstain from the vote, allowing it to pass… Continue Reading