Engagements with Israel have a contradictory effect of bolstering the credibility of Hamas.
The United States has made the argument that the changed regional context should make Israel more eager to make peace with the Palestinians.
There is a Sarajevo somewhere in Jordan, the type of red line that triggers historic change much like the epoch-making events in Sarajevo that spawned World War I 100 years ago.
How Europeans can foster a more productive approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reinvigorate the stalled peace process.
The parameters of the Arab-Israeli peace process are known. What is needed is the political will.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to blame the Palestinians if the peace process talks fail, but blame should almost certainly be assigned to Netanyahu and the Israelis.
The fatal flaw in American policy can be traced back to the Truman years. What happened between 1945 and 1949 sealed the fate of the Middle East for the remainder of the century.
A big decision from the Israeli prime minister is in the offing, one that could determine whether there will be a two-state solution.
Barack Obama has had a tough year. Does 2014 portend more of the same?
The State Department has been tight-lipped about the details of the negotiations, but leaks in the Israeli and Palestinian press suggest trouble ahead.