Even before Saturday’s fighting, Israel’s security establishment was convinced that the country was heading for a major war.
If the Palestinians respond by cutting peace process discussions, they are to blame, not Trump.
A prospective lone-wolf jihadist attacker in Israel or the U.S. smart enough to maintain a very low ideological profile has a chance to do damage.
The entire Trump effort to bring peace to the Middle East looks either hopelessly amateur or malevolently cynical.
Today, everything depends on the negative factor, the dual Iranian and Islamic State threats.
What have we learned from the crisis on the Temple Mount now that it’s over?
Does the southwest Syria ceasefire make a Iranian presence on Israel’s border more or less likely? A great deal depends on Moscow.
The Oslo negotiating rule that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” holds the solvable issues hostage to the unsolvable ones.
Experience teaches us that a failed attempt at peace can be worse than none.
What could Russian-sponsored “safe zones” across the Golan border mean for Israel and the U.S.?