Syria

He Persisted

Column: Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister

On July 20, Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister. His first tenure lasted from 1996 to 1999. This second stint began in 2009. Bibi has won five elections since. The most recent victory, in April, was Pyrrhic. He failed to form a government. An unprecedented rematch is set for September.

New Ad Urges Trump to Act Against Slaughter of Innocents in Syria

Activists plead with Admin to stop Russia, Iran from killing Syrian civilians in Idlib

A new advertisement currently running on cable news channels urges President Donald Trump to take concrete action to stop Russia and Iran from helping Syrian president Bashar al-Assad slaughter scores of innocent civilians in the war-torn city of Idlib.

When the Straw Men Take Over

The false binary of war or diplomacy is eroding national discussions about foreign policy

No serious person advocating stronger action against Iran is calling for an American invasion or a large-scale war.

The Importance of the Golan Heights

Analysis: Jerusalem is likely to keep treating Syria as an extension of Iranian territory

Like the decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump's recent recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights came as a surprise to many, even if the matter had already gathered steam on Capitol Hill in recent years. It was one of the least publicly discussed aspects of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's first meeting with Trump at the White House in February 2017. So why is the Golan so important?