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Israel Election Recap

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What’s next after Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest victory?

Israel Election: Battle of the Benjamins

Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz visited IDF bases in Judea and Samaria Tuesday (June 17) as a part of Operation Brother’s Keeper. , Israel Defense Forces, modified, Flickr, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Israel election is coming down to the wire.

The Case against Netanyahu Builds ahead of Israel Election

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Bibi is falling back on old tactics as he faces a new challenge to his decade-long rule.

Why I Never Use the Word “Palestine”

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The word describes a sovereign entity that simply doesn’t exist.

International Law vs. Institutional Disarray on Palestine & Kashmir

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Some of the world’s more intractable conflicts demand a legal rather than a political solution.

Grim Prospects for Turkey-Saudi Relations

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As is often the case in the Middle East, third-party bilateral relationships are driving Turkey and Saudi Arabia further apart.

Israel and Iran Signal Escalation in Syrian Civil War

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Tensions left to simmer for most of the war are now boiling over as Israel grapples with the possibility of a long-term Iranian presence in southern Syria.

US Threatens to Cut Palestinian Authority Funding

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The Trump administration’s threats against the Palestinian Authority might impact the peace process in ways that were never intended.

President Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

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Following through with one of his campaign promises, President Trump has bucked decades of US policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Backgrounder: Hezbollah

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Examining Hezbollah, the paramilitary group at the heart of the Saudi-Iran contest for the Middle East.

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