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The rise of the Israeli far right and the future of the PA

The rise of the Israeli far right and the future of the PA

The victory of Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies last week at the polls amounts to a major defeat of left and center-left parties in Israel and is merely one more indication that Israeli society is continuing a strong trend of radicalization.

Hamas quietly returns to the Axis of Resistance

Hamas quietly returns to the Axis of Resistance

Despite its success of rebelling Israeli military advances in Gaza, Hamas' regional political maneuvers of recent years are not bearing fruits.

THE ISIS FIGHT AND THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

THE ISIS FIGHT AND THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Four Washington Institute fellows discuss what the president's address shows about his priorities in the Middle East, analyzing what he did and did not say and comparing his latest remarks to his past speeches.

Racism and rhetoric from Ferguson to Palestine

Racism and rhetoric from Ferguson to Palestine

In the United States, "Ferguson" -- the name of the town where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by police last summer -- has become a shorthand name for the free reign given to police officers to murder black people in the streets (and parks, stores, even their own homes) with impunity.

Ramallah and Tel Aviv compete for wounded Paris

Ramallah and Tel Aviv compete for wounded Paris

The shooting at a satirical magazine in Paris on Wednesday, which left 12 people dead, came at a very sensitive and dangerous time for both Palestinians and the Israelis.

Analysis: The silent cry of Bethlehem

Analysis: The silent cry of Bethlehem

For those who do not know the place, Bethlehem possesses a timeless quality, derived from these artistic creations. It is a place of mystery and contradictions.

Five reasons 2014 was a game changer in Palestine

Five reasons 2014 was a game changer in Palestine

In terms of losses in human lives, 2014 has been a horrific year for Palestinians, surpassing the horrors of both 2008 and 2009, when an Israeli war against the Gaza Strip killed and wounded thousands.

Analysis: The customs union and the Israeli no-state solution

Analysis: The customs union and the Israeli no-state solution

Trade regimes between nation states are either autonomous, implying that nation X has no trade obligations towards nation Y, or preferential, establishing low barriers between X and Y and binding them with reciprocal obligations and benefits.

Egypt is not only composed of Sisi

Egypt is not only composed of Sisi

Generally, diplomats dont like people who behave like a know-it-all, and they wont do this either. Of course, the journalists, columnists and some commentators are topping the list of those people

The PLO must stop buying time

The PLO must stop buying time

Almost every day brings the announcement of a new international initiative by the Palestine Liberation Organization to seek recognition as a "state" or to end Israel's military rule