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When it comes to the Palestinians, what does Israel want?

  • It is difficult to imagine Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad accepting a hostage exchange deal that does not meet their immutable demand, which is a lasting ceasefire linked to a total Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. This, for them, is nonnegotiable, but for Benjamin Netanyahu and his hard-line...
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Israel’s war on Gaza has weaponized future Palestinian generations

  • As Israel and Hamas consider US President Joe Biden’s three-phase deal to reach an enduring ceasefire and end the bloody eight-month war, the wanton slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza continues unabated. The death toll has crossed a staggering 36,000, with thousands more missing and almost 80,00...
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International indictment of Israel is also a rebuke for the US

  • Horrifying images of decapitated babies, charred bodies, and burnt tents in an Israeli-designated “safe area” where thousands of distressed Palestinians in Gaza were forced to flee a few weeks ago have drawn condemnation from all parts of the globe. The raid by Israeli fighter jets on a Rafah r...
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Gantz’s challenge to Netanyahu and the ICC: What comes next?

  • Israel is in turmoil. It has been in chaos since before Oct. 7. Its war on Gaza has turned into a stigma, haunting the country, its government, and its standing among nations. This has turned out to be Israel’s longest, most horrific, and most controversial conflict. The declared goals of the w...
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Netanyahu should accept that his Gaza war is over

  • After more than seven months of the most horrific and relentless bombardment of Gaza, resulting in more than 35,000 Palestinian dead and 10,000 missing, one nagging question is now haunting Israeli leaders and their Western allies: Can Israel defeat Hamas, thus bringing an end to this costly wa...
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Israel is testing the West’s most fundamental values

  • The student protests that are roiling US universities and colleges — and now spreading into Europe — over Israel’s war on Gaza are testing the Western world’s long-held principles and values. Images of police cracking down on largely peaceful gatherings have shaken the foundations of the Americ...
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Moment of truth approaches for ICC and Israel

  • Nothing is going Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s way these days. His genocidal onslaught on Gaza, now in its seventh month, has failed to deliver the decisive victory he promised Israelis after the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas. The US and other Western allies are warning him against carry...
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Netanyahu set to pivot Israel’s focus to Hezbollah

  • Iran and Israel appear to be content with the tentative outcome of what amounted to saber-rattling rather than open war. Israel misjudged by bombing Iran’s consulate in Damascus on April 1, triggering a calculated, direct and decisive retaliation by Tehran on April 13. And when Israel finally r...
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Jordan forced to walk a tightrope over Israel-Iran showdown

  • Iran’s attack on Israel at the weekend has underlined once more Jordan’s delicate geopolitical position, now acting as a buffer between Tehran and its proxies on the one hand and Tel Aviv on the other. An unknown number of Iranian drones and ballistic missiles crossed Jordan’s night skies — hou...
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Is Netanyahu leading Israel toward a strategic defeat?

  • Marking six months of the war on Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Sunday that Israel was “one step away from victory.” Defining “total victory” in this war has become a personal challenge for Netanyahu and an increasingly frantic Israeli public. In the early days of the war, ...
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