A Middle East in meltdown forced the Obama administration to give up crucial leverage.
The 49 Palestinian Israelis murdered by soldiers in 1956 deserve to be officially remembered.
The narrative in Israel about whether men should be able to pay women for sex is changing.
By turns hawkish and dovish, Peres' complicated legacy runs far deeper than the Oslo Accords.
One of Israel's greatest political figures, Shimon Peres left an indelible mark on the Middle East.
Very few countries remain outside the world's chemical weapons control regime. Why would Israel want to keep company with North Korea?
Celtic and St Etienne are both in the dock with UEFA over fans waving Palestinian flags at Israeli teams.
In the space of two days, Turkey showed more diplomatic goodwill than it has in the last two years. Why?
The protagonist in the novel ‘The Silent Minaret’ gets us to question that powerful political-cultural myth of being tied to nation. That is a remarkable achievement in fiction.
When anti Jewish rhetoric emerges into the light, it is worth reminding ourselves of the dark history at its root.
Israeli politicians have become obsessed with their country's global image – and they're shoring it up by cracking down on the debate at home.
If you take Donald Trump at his word, what would his foreign policy look like?
Settlements are illegal on occupied territory. They undermine the widely acknowledged right of Palestine to statehood. Yet Israel violates international law with near impunity.
"Bibi" spits on the very notion that one can deal with Iran, but now one's been done, he's milking it for all it's worth.
Demographic changes have made the idea of a two-state solution obsolete. The Israeli population is becoming more religious and more conservative. That makes the army more difficult to command.
Syria and IS may have dominated the news this year, but the Middle East has plenty of other problems on its hands.
Mein Kampf will be reprinted in Germany next year – and it could have a surprisingly positive effect.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
Twenty years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin -- the man who ushered in the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians -- was assassinated. Today's Israel is a very different place.
Laden with animals, conspiracy theories and apocalyptic visions, Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya's poetry reflects how many Arabs – urban and rural, rich and poor – view the world.