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How Israel Weighed Its Syria Policy, Before and After the Uprising

How Israel Weighed Its Syria Policy, Before and After the Uprising

The outbreak of the Syrian uprising caught Israel by surprise. Here a former negotiator considers how close Syria and Israel got to a peace deal before the revolution – and how, as the civil war unfolded, Israel’s thinking evolved on how to respond to the war next door.

Abu Mazen Stacks the Deck

Abu Mazen Stacks the Deck

With days left to submit lists of individuals running for the Palestinian parliamentary elections, President Mahmoud Abbas and his loyalists are doing everything feasible to ensure Fatah runs on a united platform. But challengers are emerging to his long-time hold on power.