If bookies in Las Vegas were laying bets on a long duration for the newly formed Israeli coalition government, the odds would probably be longer than the prospect of the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals meeting anytime soon in a Washington World Series.
The inauguration of a new Israeli government raises a series of questions that bear consequentially on the politics of Israel, the conflict with Palestinians, relations with key Arab states, and the Iran nuclear accord: What will the new coalition government mean for the future of Israel?
Joe Biden caught a huge break here. You've got a government right center and left which has mutually assured destructive facet -- it means essentially, it's a government that will not take bold and risky steps or provocative ones.
The Palestinian national movement has gained new momentum over the past several weeks. But how can the movement be sustained?
Rivals have struck a deal to oust Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu from power.
The bombs may have stopped falling on Gaza and the rocket fire from there has ceased for now, but Gazans face a huge task of rebuilding.
For the first time in more than a decade, it looks as though Benjamin Netanyahu will soon be out of power in Israel. What many assumed would play to the longtime prime minister’s advantage has instead led to one of the most surprising turns in Israeli politics in years.
The recent Gaza conflict showed that attitudes toward Israel in the United States are shifting.
U.S. President Joe Biden says he wants “equal measures of freedom, prosperity, and democracy” for Gaza. What steps can he take to achieve that in practice?
Conflict and instability in the Middle East show no signs of abating. Join us for a discussion featuring Paul Haenle, Karim Sadjadpour, and He Wenping on recent developments in China-Middle East relations and their implications for the United States.