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Commentary

With a two-state solution dying, isolation looms for Israel

Steadfast US support is a losing bet in the court of world opinion... Read more»

Obama tells Abbas U.S. will veto U.N. membership bid

In a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House, President Barack Obama confirmed that the United States will veto the Palestinian bid for full membership of the United Nations on Friday.... Read more»

Protests grip Israel

Massive protests centered on rental prices and scarce public housing continue to roil Israel as the movement rolled into its fourth week. This weekend saw the largest demonstrations yet. (with video)... Read more»

Analysis

Obama's call for Israel to return to 1967 borders a bold move

In his speech Thursday, President Barack Obama made it clear to both the Israelis and the Palestinians the status quo was "unsustainable," and that "Israel must act boldly to advance a lasting peace."... Read more»

Analysis

Lines in the sand matter in the Middle East

How Israel has again crossed a line and why Obama must not let that happen.... Read more»

Analysis

Israel’s insult adds injury to its own security

It would be hard to imagine a greater insult to the Obama administration than announcing a large new housing development for Jews in Jerusalem just as Biden was flying in to help start up stalled peace talks.... Read more»