Netanyahu makes huge efforts to deliver for West Bank Jewish settlers, even when it endangers U.S. bipartisan support for Israel. But at the ballot box, our analysis shows, settlers don’t pay him back
David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and helped create its interactive mapping tool "Settlements and Solutions: Is It Too Late for Two States?" He is a former senior advisor in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of State to the envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations (2013-2014)
He's 83, with no successor and no state. But Palestinian President Abbas consoles himself, in the twilight of his lifetime, with the belief that after two years of Trump, he's come out on top
A widening political chasm separates Israel and the EU on the Palestinians. But, in private, senior European officials say that Jerusalems caricature of Europe as innately hostile is now an obstacle to recognizing critical policy convergence on Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia
Israelis, diffident about Diaspora ties and crises, need to wake up: the U.S. aid that's deterred major wars since 1973 isn't automatic, and U.S. Jews are instrumental in securing it
Now that Iran is capable of circumventing the nuclear weapons 'red line,’ it is critical that two new ministers of defense, Hagel and Ya'alon, coordinate closely to prevent the U.S. and Israel from being further outflanked.
American analysts David Makovsky and Amanda Sass say Israel’s non-strike against Iran means it is keeping its options open, while avoiding once-familiar tensions with the U.S.