Iran cracks down on protests, Saudi economic reforms stoke royal divisions, and the Trump administration considers cuts to Palestinian aid.
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What legacy will Mahmoud Abbas leave?
Temple Mount Protests Wind Down, New Ceasefire in Libya Complicates Peace Effort, Hajj Gets Caught in Gulf Crisis, and Lebanon’s PM Makes Pitch in DC
Two weeks of protests appear to be ending in Jerusalem, France pushes through a ceasefire in Libya but peace remains elusive, Saudi Arabia and Qatar trade accusations of politicizing the pilgrimage to Mecca, and Lebanon’s Saad Hariri lobbies Washington.
An eight-day trip to Israel and the West Bank leaves me strangely confused. The overt signs are optimistic but the long-term prognosis for peace is grim.
Dan Arbell discusses Obama's final options in solidifying his legacy on the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
UN Security Council members are holding an informal meeting today on protecting Palestinian civilians from war crimes.
Changes in its regional environment are shifting the nature of the threats facing Israel — from more traditional state-centered and nonconventional threats, towards non-state, terrorist and insurgent threats.
A recent series of decisions on the Israeli government’s use of home demolitions for counterterrorism purposes, while not a sea change in the law, are a testament to the power of dissent.
An interesting debate has developed recently among the justices of the Israeli Supreme Court over the legality of Israel’s use of home demolitions as a counterterrorism measure.
The dynamic nature of armed conflict complicates issues relating to civilian casualties, in particular with regards to the use of high explosives (HE) in urban areas.