President Obama generated excitement when he allowed his United Nations ambassador, Samantha Power, to abstain from a vote on United Nations Security Council 2334 resolution that condemned Israeli settlements and passed unanimously.
Israeli Palestinian Conflict
Forty Jewish families have agreed to evacuate the Amona outpost, one of over 120 officially unsanctioned settlements in the West Bank.
Last week the executive board of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, approved an Arab-sponsored resolution to refer to the site of the Al-Aqsa mosque only as Haram al-Sharif, the name used by Muslims, while removing references to the Temple Mount, as it is called by Jews.
The Middle East Policy Council's 86th Capitol Hill Conference has concluded. The full video and unedited transcript are available below. A policy brief derived from this event can be read here. The panel, held October 13, 2016, offered diverse perspectives on the challenges for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and opportunities for the next administration.
The postponement of the upcoming municipal elections in the West Bank and Gaza has once again highlighted the seemingly intractable divide between the two main Palestinian political factions.
It is difficult to find anyone more qualified to analyze the complex American-Israeli relationship during the past seven decades than Dennis Ross. As director of policy planning in the State Department under president George H.W.
For many, the Rio Olympics have been a respite from continuous news coverage of seemingly intractable violence around the world. But for Israel and Palestine, Olympic participation (or a lack thereof) is a political, if not existential, issue.
News of the approval of new Israeli settlements in the West Bank has angered many in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the wider region.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu recently rejected a French proposal for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has resigned after signs that Mr.