After decades of failed negotiations, many argue that little that can be achieved in pursuing Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking right now. Yet parking the conflict or returning to the pre-Trump status quo ante could have serious implications not only for Israelis and Palestinians but also for the region and the United States. How can the U.S. administration do more by doing less and help reverse negative trends that are cementing occupation and inequality, while avoiding previous failed policies that have empowered anti-democratic forces in both Israel and Palestine?
While unrest in the occupied territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza is not uncommon, the current outpouring of support among Palestinian citizens of Israel for Palestinians in Jerusalem and Gaza, poses a marked change in the effects of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict.
In an interview, Marwan Muasher explains what the current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians means.
Middle East experts discusses the Israeli strikes that destroyed the building that house Al Jazeera and the Associated Press offices.
After seven days, it's possible that we've reached the point where both Hamas and the Israelis have essentially accomplished everything they want to, and they risk losing the gains that they have accomplished.
The longer this goes on, the greater the pressure will be on the Biden administration to act. Rising humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, electricity, water, rising Palestinian casualties.
Eight months ago, Donald Trump presided over the signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. He said the normalization of ties would usher in a new generation of peace in the Middle East, but that vision hasn’t materialized.
Middle East expert discusses the conflict in Israel.
Absent a change in the U.S. approach, renewed conflict is inevitable, and with each iteration the terms of engagement will deteriorate further and the United States will be left carrying an ever-heavier Middle Eastern burden as it seeks to focus its energy elsewhere.
Faced with the greatest challenge of national recovery since former President Franklin Roosevelt, President Joe Biden has made his top priority fixing America's broken home. He has subsequently chosen his foreign policy priorities carefully -- Iran, China and climate.
The international community is calling for deescalation in Israel and Gaza. The World's Marco Werman speaks with former State Department Middle East adviser Aaron David Miller about where the Biden administration currently stands on the matter.