The Endless War

Turkey

The ISIS Rockets “Made In Turkey”

In Iraq, near Mosul, ISIS was running a sophisticated operation to make guns and explosives. A ne...

Israel

Netanyahu, The Real Master Of Populism

Right-wing populists are advancing in every corner of the world, but let's not forget the Isr...

Israel

Hungry Gaza Farmers And The Price Of A New Year's Tomato In Israel

Last year, the price of vegetables surged 140% during the high holiday season, yet the Israeli go...

Israel

Israeli Settler Birthrate Tops Palestinians — A Political Problem

As births by Israeli settlers tops Palestinians in the West Bank, the "demographic advantage...

France

Worldcrunch Staff Picks Our 24 Best Stories Of 2015

PARIS — Our fair-minded but ever subjective staff of journalists, translators and editors have chosen what we believe to be the year's most engaging and ...

Israel

Twenty Years On, Yitzhak Rabin's Vision For Peace Is Gone Forever

With renewed violence raging between Palestinians and Israelis, and an international community ca...

Palestinian Territory

The Oslo Generation: Palestinians, Educated And Full Of Rage

Born around the time of the 1993 Oslo Accords that were supposed to usher in Middle East peace, t...

Palestinian Territory

Gaza Rebuilding And Jobs In Israel Fuel Palestinian Economic Recovery

TEL AVIV — Despite its ongoing problems, the Palestinian economy has recently shown significant signs of recovery. It's particularly evident after a period of ...

Palestinian Territory

ISIS And Corruption Undermine Hamas Rule In Gaza

Hamas, the Islamist group that governs Gaza, is now facing a challenge from Islamic State insurge...

Israel

Israel's Deadly Logic, As Seen By A Former IDF Soldier

-Op-Ed- JERUSALEM — I finished my military service as a fighter in the Israeli military's Nahal Brigade 11 years ago. ...

Syria

A Ravaged Syria Through The Eyes Of A Bus Driver

What was once a simple and relatively quick commute through Aleppo now takes up to 12 hours, as b...

Israel

The Boycott Israel Movement Takes Aim At Corporations

Just as companies are graded by social rating agencies on their environmental record, they'r...

Israel

Where The 'Battle For Jerusalem' May Have Already Begun

In Jabel Mukaber, in East Jerusalem, relatives of Oday and Ghassan, the two Palestinians who atta...

Palestinian Territory

Gaza And The Twisted Politics Of Cement

GAZA CITY — It's easy to imagine his frustration, that of a professional whose fate doesn't depend on the quality of his work or his willingness to work hard ...

Israel

Don't Count On That $5.4 Billion Pledge To Rebuild Gaza

Despite the fanfare of the huge financial commitments from Arab and Western countries to rebuild ...

Palestinian Territory

In Gaza, So Much Lost And So Little Gained

RAFAH — When the wound eases, the real pain begins ... This Arab proverb expresses well the profound disillusionment of the inhabitants ...

Palestinian Territory

War Crimes In Gaza? Evidence Against Both Sides

GAZA — Palestinian human rights organizations have used the truce in Gaza to begin their difficult investigation work on a war that has already ...

Israel

Egypt's Ever Delicate Relationship With Israel

Egypt's President al-Sisi shares with Israel a common enemy in Hamas, but Egyptians are outr...

Israel

By Donkeys And Motorcycles, Primitive Hamas Messaging

Hamas methods for getting information to and from its fighters can pose intelligence cha...

Israel

Israel's Failed Gaza Siege Policy, And What To Do Next

Despite a seven-year blockade, Israel's control of movement and goods in the Gaza Strip has ...

Qatar

Qatar's Strongman Has A Problem, And It's Called Hamas

The emirate of Qatar is tiny, but it wields disproportionate power in the world, where it maintai...

Palestinian Territory

How This War Could Put Gaza On The Road To Peace

If you're ever in Gaza and have the time for a museum visit, pop by the Al-Mathaf Hotel. Here in dusty glass showcases you’ll find treasures on display dating back to the days when this ...