The Endless War

France

Middle East, Of Political Dead-Ends And Scientific Hopes

-Analysis- Will the world's oldest conflict ever be resolved? There have been a few fleeting occasions over the past 25 years when both Israelis and Palestinians appeared eager to negotiate, ...

Israel

Israel Shifts Anti-Terror Strategy In Age Of ISIS

NABLUS — The historic West Bank city of Nablus spreads out in front of Mount Gerizim, also known as Jebel et-Tur in Arabic. Through his binoculars, Israeli Army Major Elitsur Trabelsi gazes from ...

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

Israeli Settler Birthrate Tops Palestinians — A Political Problem

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

Israel

From Israel To Hungary, Walls Will Never Solve Our Problems

-OpEd- PARIS — If you travel to the far north of England, you'll see ...

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

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 ...

France

Can France Shake Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks To Life?

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has a plan that sets a strict 18-month deadline for Israel...

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. ...

Israel

The Boycott Israel Movement Takes Aim At Corporations

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

Chile

Patronato Postcard: A Visit To Chile's Little Palestine

Chile has the largest Palestinian population outside the Arab world. This neighborhood in Santiag...

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 ...

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

Hamas Hunts Palestinian Spies Collaborating With Israel

GAZA — Days after Israel's "elimination" of four senior ...

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

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 ...

Italy

From The Great War To Gaza, Evolution Of The War Correspondent

A century ago, those reporting on wars were little more than military puppets. Since Vietnam, jou...