Neri Zilber

Neri Zilber

Neri Zilber is a journalist covering Middle East politics and an adjunct fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He is the co-author of State with No Army, Army with No State: Evolution of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces 1994-2018. Neri writes regularly for The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Politico and other international outlets.

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How Benjamin Netanyahu’s Former Vassals Dethroned “King Bibi”

How Benjamin Netanyahu’s Former Vassals Dethroned “King Bibi”

The very political figures that Israel’s longest-serving prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu nurtured and elevated conspired to end his reign. They did so, not out of ideological resolve, but out of exasperation that Netanyahu’s last days were following the Trump playbook.

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The War That Shouldn’t Have Been

The War That Shouldn’t Have Been

Even amid the weeks of unrest, Israeli military had assessed that Hamas wouldn’t jeopardize the established “rules of the game,” as defense officials unofficially call a years-long pragmatic arrangement between the two sides. But this arrangement, quiet for easing measures, was upended by recent events.

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Israel to Biden: Tehran Can Wait

Israel to Biden: Tehran Can Wait

The U.S. and Iran are set on a course for renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal. While reporting, I found that Israelis see a lot of room to maneuver, particularly in light of Arab countries’ normalization with Israel.

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The Talented Mr. Dahlan

The Talented Mr. Dahlan

How Dahlan ended up in Abu Dhabi at the side of a crown prince is still shrouded in mystery, although the likeliest explanation is that the connections of Mohammed Rashid, an Iraqi Kurd and the PLO’s former “money man,” paved the way.

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