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Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he maintains a blog, Pressure Points.

How to Ensure the Future of the U.S.–Israel Relationship

Is a defense treaty a good idea, and would it increase or decrease popular American support for the Jewish state?

Feb. 19 2018 12:01AM

Best Books of the Year, as Selected by Mosaic Authors

Spy games, catch-67s, lionesses, smugglers, patriots, setting suns, and more.

Dec. 27 2017 12:01AM

Between American Jews and Israel: Are Pressure Tactics Fair Game? An Exchange

Daniel Gordis and Elliott Abrams debate the proper response to the Israeli government’s recent decisions on prayer at the Western Wall and conversion to Judaism.

July 24 2017 12:01AM

Thinking about Suspending Support for Israel Over the Western Wall and Conversion Disputes? Think Again.

Furious and extreme proposals in response to two Israeli government decisions are ill-reasoned and immature.

July 13 2017 12:41AM

The Need to Change Palestinian Political Culture

Absent a change in Palestinian attitudes, a deal creating a Palestinian state will lead only to revanchism and more violence.

April 24 2017 12:01AM

American Jewry Will No Longer Be the Center of the Jewish World

In the 20th century the American Jewish community was the world’s largest and strongest, and helped establish and protect the Jewish state. The 21st century will be different.

April 26 2016 12:01AM

If American Jews and Israel Are Drifting Apart, What's the Reason?

The conventional wisdom says the problem is Israel. It’s wrong.

April 4 2016 12:01AM

The Peace Process Is Defunct—but Israel Mustn't Appear to Be Giving Up on It

Israel’s allies won’t support an out-and-out renunciation of the two-state solution.

Sept. 8 2015 12:01AM

What the President Thinks He's Doing

The ideological roots of his disastrous Iran strategy.

Feb. 9 2015 12:01AM

Keeping the Status Quo, and Improving It

Trapped between certain chaos in the West Bank if it withdraws and loss of international legitimacy if it doesn’t, can Israel still act affirmatively? Can we?

Sept. 21 2014 6:04PM

What Now for Israel?

Common enemies and shared interests have aligned the Saudis, the Egyptians, and other Arabs with the Jewish state. That’s the good news.

Sept. 1 2014 11:00PM

Two Words

It's time for American Jews to say thank-you to evangelicals—and to act accordingly.

Oct. 13 2013 10:05PM