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As in comedy, timing can be vital in politics too. To say outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry’s criticism of Israel is a bit late is putting it mildly. No matter how valid some of Kerry’s belated observations…
The Caracal battalion, two-thirds of whose members are women, was established in 2004.
The IDF wants to encourage more women to enlist, but it also wants to encourage Orthodox men, who avoid contact with the opposite sex. How will it manage the conflict?
Thwarted: Netanyahu, Obama and Abbas.
A Middle East in meltdown forced the Obama administration to give up crucial leverage.
A memorial to the Kafr Qasim victims.
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The 49 Palestinian Israelis murdered by soldiers in 1956 deserve to be officially remembered.
There are around 12,000 sex workers in Israel.
The narrative in Israel about whether men should be able to pay women for sex is changing.
Peace in our time? Arafat, Peres and Rabin collect their shared Nobel Prize.
By turns hawkish and dovish, Peres' complicated legacy runs far deeper than the Oslo Accords.
Shimon Peres during his visit to Terezin in the Czech Republic in 2011.
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?
Beitar Jerusalem fans in action.
Celtic and St Etienne are both in the dock with UEFA over fans waving Palestinian flags at Israeli teams.
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In the space of two days, Turkey showed more diplomatic goodwill than it has in the last two years. Why?
Cover of The Silent Minaret.
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.
Suspended Labour Party MP Naz Shah speaks in the House of Commons.
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When anti Jewish rhetoric emerges into the light, it is worth reminding ourselves of the dark history at its root.
A protest in Tel Aviv backs the soldier who “executed” an unarmed Palestinian.
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.
Speaking to AIPAC in Washington March 21.
If you take Donald Trump at his word, what would his foreign policy look like?
Israel’s land seizure of 154 hectares in the Jordan Valley will displace Palestinian communities.
Settlements are illegal on occupied territory. They undermine the widely acknowledged right of Palestine to statehood. Yet Israel violates international law with near impunity.
The great diplomat, c'est moi.
"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.
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter leaves Israel with business undone. July 21, 2015.
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.
A toxic text – but we can learn from it…
Mein Kampf will be reprinted in Germany next year – and it could have a surprisingly positive effect.
Violence has become a normal part of life in Somalia and some other countries.
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.