An Israel - Hamas agreement that avoids war but puts off tougher questions means replaying the last decade’s nasty cycle of conflict. But every crisis worsens Gaza’s humanitarian and governability situation, towards the point of no return
Ilan Goldenberg is the Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security and a Policy Advisor to the Israel Policy Forum. He previously served as part of the American Team During the 2013-2014 Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations.
A dangerous series of events converging next month would challenge any U.S. administration. But the Trump White House is particularly ill-equipped to deal with them, not least when many are of its own doing
In DC, Trump is facing meltdown. In the Middle East, from Saudi Arabia to Israel, he's considered a welcome change. Can he keep the good vibes going?
There are low expectations for the U.S. Secretary of State's visit to Jerusalem and Ramallah — and for American involvement more generally in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But the U.S. has no choice but to try to calm the escalating crisis.