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August 13, 2013 2:27 AM Israel Faces Deepening Isolation, Kerry Warns

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's peace mission to the Middle East is semi-quixotic, if not wholly quixotic. I doubt he'll reach his goal of negotiating a final-status agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis. The two sides haven't even...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

July 26, 2013 10:24 AM An American General Warns the Israeli Right

Last weekend, Marine Corps General James Mattis, the recently retired leader of U.S. Central Command and a man known inside the White House for his sharp opinions (which is one reason he’s no longer leading Central Command) issued a very...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

July 25, 2013 9:55 AM Want Peace? Get Rid of Hamas.

A few days ago, I wrote that John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, might be running a fool's errand if he thinks he can bring the Israelis and Palestinians to a final-status agreement. I argued that neither side is...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

July 23, 2013 10:45 AM Kerry's Mideast Fool's Errand Ignores Reality

Veteran Middle East peace processors are arguing that naysayers are in bad odor this week, now that John Kerry, the U.S. secretary of state, has seemingly defied the skeptics. Kerry has actually achieved what so many American officials have achieved...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

July 02, 2013 11:44 AM John Kerry’s Bid for Mideast Peace Is Doomed

It’s a testament to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s grit, determination and self-assurance that he refuses to give up in his quest to bring Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table. But I wish that he would, during...

By Jeffrey Goldberg