As with so many other areas of policy, Trump vacillates from one pole to another on Israel.
In its valid claims to be regarded as a country that respects the rule of law, Israel is now at risk of demeaning that reputation.
Successive Israeli governments have relied on a false distinction to get away with discriminatory, oppressive policies.
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.
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.
Walls to prevent the movement of people have rarely worked.
Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order.
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.
A recent example from the University of California shows that it is possible to clamp down on anti-Semitism without curtailing freedom of speech.
Settlements are illegal on occupied territory. They undermine the widely acknowledged right of Palestine to statehood. Yet Israel violates international law with near impunity.
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.
Israeli goods produced in settlements will have to be labelled as such. Israel is calling this a boycott and raising the spectre of European anti-semitism.
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.
As Israel marked the 20th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, fears of another surge in violence were as high as ever.
The Israeli PM's 'big lie' about Hitler and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was of a piece with Netanyahu's history of making false and misleading claims.
The Israeli prime minister's comments that an Arab leader convinced Hitler to carry out the Holocaust are a distortion of history.
With its ever harsher measures against Palestinian protests, Israel is blowing past all acceptable standards.