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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

December 13, 2011 8:00 AM Newt Gingrich is Right about the Palestinians…

…and it doesn’t matter. Thoughtful voices across the political spectrum and the world have rightfully been attacking Gingrich for calling the Palestinians an “invented people.” But let’s be clear on what Gingrich is wrong about. You don’t need Gingrich to...

By Jonathan Zasloff

December 12, 2011 8:04 AM Palestinians’ Next "Invention" Will Be a State

In November 1947, shortly after the United Nations voted for partition of the Holy Land into separate Arab and Jewish states, Chaim Weizmann was cited by the New York Times as saying that “the most important work now was to...

By Michael Kinsley

September 29, 2011 10:54 AM Why the U.S. and Israel Should Support the Palestinians at the United Nations Vote

Israel is missing a historic opportunity to lead a regional economic renaissance Who could have imagined even a year ago that the Arab Spring would blow a fresh wind across the Middle East, opening minds and hearts to new possibilities....

By Steven Hill