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David Ignatius: Time for Netanyahu to make peace

WASHINGTON — Now it’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s turn to show that he has the vision and leadership to build a durable cease-fire that could empower Palestinian moderates and begin building a pathway from the hell on earth that is Gaza.

August 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Kerry blunders in pushing too quickly for Mideast ceasefire

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry has made a significant mistake in how he's pursuing a Gaza cease-fire — and it's not surprising that he has upset both the Israelis and some moderate Palestinians.

July 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Next steps in Iranian nuke deal will be harder than first

WASHINGTON — Now that the Obama administration has won its breakthrough first-step nuclear deal with Iran, officials are planning strategy for the decisive second round that over the next six months will seek a broader and tougher comprehensive agreement.

December 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tester in Israel meets with prime minister as Iran nuclear deal is announced

Tester in Israel meets with prime minister as Iran nuclear deal is announced

HELENA — On the day the Obama administration revealed an interim nuclear agreement with Iran, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester was in Israel, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – and Tester says Netanyahu was not happy.

November 26, 2013 11:58 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Kerry's big-bang diplomacy

WASHINGTON — How can Secretary of State John Kerry succeed in the “Mission Impossible” of negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement when he faces the same intractable issues that have derailed so many previous peacemaking efforts?

August 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Mideast diplomacy: Can Obama save 2-state solution?

WASHINGTON -- The administration has set expectations for President Obama's trip to Israel so low you'd think he was making another visit to Ohio. Yet this is a very consequential journey because it comes at a moment when hopes for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are…

March 22, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

David Ignatius: Obama's 2nd-term foreign policy test

WASHINGTON -- On foreign policy, President Obama effectively posted a sign on the White House lawn last summer that said: Come back after Election Day. 

November 11, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Iran, Israel and the nuclear diversion

The Middle East showdown over Iran’s apparent effort to obtain nuclear weapons capability is not entirely about nuclear arms, nor even about regional security. The dispute is, at heart, about power, and preserving it. It’s about the governments of two religiously defined nations using nuclea…

March 21, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Risky options - What could be worse than nuclear Iran?

Talk of a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities is not subsiding. If diplomacy can’t head off Iran’s nuclear ambitions, advocates for a military strike in Israel and the United States will only gain strength. While proponents may believe that Israel can endure the short-term military…

February 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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