Two Peoples, Divided

Unable to achieve peace, Israelis and Palestinians pull apart.

Full Package | Line of Separation

Unlike in neighboring Egypt and Jordan, there has been little popular pressure in the West Bank or Gaza to oust the current leadership.

Clinton’s Mideast talks don’t include Hamas leaders
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2012; 7:41 AM)
The United States’ Middle East peace process paradox
(The Washington Post, April 13, 2014; 7:43 PM)
Palestinian protest groups organize broader marches on Israeli borders for Sunday
(The Washington Post, June 3, 2011; 9:21 PM)
Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas reach accord seen as obstacle for peace with Israel
(The Washington Post, April 27, 2011; 9:20 PM)
McCain, in Israel, voices skepticism about Kerry’s Middle East peace push
(The Washington Post, January 3, 2014; 12:35 PM)
Peace in the Mideast will come only with international help
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2014; 8:00 PM)
Kerry faces bigger obstacles to Gaza truce than in past Mideast conflicts
(The Washington Post, July 25, 2014; 10:38 PM)
When Gaza fighting is over, there is a way to change for the better
(The Washington Post, July 20, 2014; 7:48 PM)
Gaza left out of Mideast peace talks
(The Washington Post, February 21, 2014; 7:00 AM)
Obama ends Israel visit by brokering end to dispute with Turkey
(The Washington Post, March 22, 2013; 2:20 PM)
Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts
(AP, January 16, 2018; 12:40 AM)
Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts
(AP, January 15, 2018; 9:51 PM)
Peace talks set to begin after Israel agrees to free 104 Palestinian prisoners
(The Washington Post, July 28, 2013; 7:46 PM)
Obama’s Middle East fallacy
(The Washington Post, March 16, 2014; 7:52 PM)
Israel-Hamas fight highlights role for U.S.
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2012; 6:59 PM)
Israel building plan for East Jerusalem draws fresh rebuke from U.S., others
(The Washington Post, September 27, 2011; 5:24 PM)
Kerry: Mideast peace talks need ‘reality check’
(The Washington Post, April 4, 2014; 4:55 PM)
Viewing Gaza damage, U.N. chief implores Israel, Hamas to avoid another war
(The Washington Post, October 14, 2014; 12:20 PM)
Israeli leaders don’t meet with Jimmy Carter during Middle East visit
(The Washington Post, May 2, 2015; 4:00 PM)
Israel braces for Palestinian statehood bid at United Nations
(The Washington Post, August 31, 2011; 5:00 PM)
A new road map to Middle East peace?
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2013; 7:31 PM)
Israel, Palestinians agree to new cease-fire
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2014; 2:53 PM)
Interfaith leaders launch daylong unity fast for Mideast peace
(AP, July 14, 2014; 4:43 PM)
On Mideast, a hopeful dialogue
(The Washington Post, May 27, 2014; 8:04 PM)
Israeli troops, Palestinian protesters clash at Golan Heights frontier
(The Washington Post, June 5, 2011; 6:00 PM)
Palestinian bid for stronger U.N. ties throws peace talks into confusion
(The Washington Post, April 1, 2014; 9:40 PM)
Kerry’s Captain Ahab quest
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2013; 7:13 PM)
The United States should help close gaps between Israelis and Palestinians
(The Washington Post, July 3, 2014; 8:23 PM)
Pence says troops should not have to worry about shutdown
(AP, January 20, 2018; 3:09 AM)
John Kerry pursues a narrow peace
(The Washington Post, July 7, 2013; 7:37 PM)
At World Economic Forum, Kerry defends focus on Israeli security
(The Washington Post, January 24, 2014; 5:08 PM)
In the Mideast, an abstract interest in peace
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2013; 8:07 PM)
Israeli-Palestinian peace has no chance
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2013; 5:15 PM)
Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians
(The Washington Post, April 24, 2014; 5:59 PM)
Hamas finds greater support in a changed Middle East
(The Washington Post, November 16, 2012; 8:03 PM)
Where Obama failed on forging peace in the Middle East
(The Washington Post, July 14, 2012; 11:57 PM)
A diary of the Middle East in the 1930s
(The Washington Post, December 21, 2016; 6:00 AM)
Hamas may be alienating other Arabs, but it’s making new friends in the West
(The Washington Post, July 24, 2014; 12:52 PM)
Separated by Israel, Palestinians are forgetting how to stand together
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2014; 1:50 PM)
Hamas could have chosen peace. Instead, it made Gaza suffer.
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2014; 3:36 PM)
Kerry’s nine-month quest for Middle East peace ends in failure
(The Washington Post, April 29, 2014; 8:48 PM)
Permanent cease-fire may require Palestinian Authority’s return to Gaza
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2014; 8:00 PM)
A Greater Israel? Faction says no to two-state solution, yes to annexing Palestinian areas
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2013; 7:53 PM)
Israel reckons with unraveling Gaza policy
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2012; 8:18 AM)
Lessons from Gaza
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2012; 7:41 PM)
After Israel, Hamas reach Gaza cease-fire, both sides claim victory
(The Washington Post, November 21, 2012; 7:58 PM)
West Bank demolitions highlight struggle for Jordan Valley
(The Washington Post, July 5, 2011; 6:50 AM)
For Obama, trip is a chance to repair relations with disappointed Israelis
(The Washington Post, March 17, 2013; 8:35 PM)
Give Kerry a break for his efforts at an Israel-Gaza cease-fire
(The Washington Post, July 31, 2014; 8:33 PM)