Nathan Thrall is a Jerusalem-based Senior Analyst with the International Crisis Group. His first book, The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine, will be published in 2017. (September 2016)
For a moment in early June, as Hamas ministers in Gaza surrendered their authority to a new government of national consensus, it seemed that Palestine’s political leadership was on the verge of a historic shift. But in the days since, little has changed in Gaza or in Palestinian relations with the West.
June 19, 2014
Netanyahu, Then and Now
In 1978 a young American citizen then going under the Anglicized name Ben Nitay argued that Palestinians do not have a right to a state, that they could instead get citizenship in Jordan or Israel, and that their goal is not to build a state but to destroy one. Today Benjamin Netanyahu argues against these very same views, which are still espoused by members of a strengthening, more conservative faction of his Likud party.
July 31, 2013
What Future for Israel?
Tested by Zion: The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
by Elliott Abrams
The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces Are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States
by Stuart E. Eizenstat
Israel, Jordan, and Palestine: The Two-State Imperative
by Asher Susser
Beyond the Two-State Solution: A Jewish Political Essay
by Yehouda Shenhav, translated from the Hebrew by Dimi Reider and Efrat Weiss
August 15, 2013 issue