Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he maintains a blog, Pressure Points. His new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
Furious and extreme proposals in response to two Israeli government decisions are ill-reasoned and immature.
Absent a change in Palestinian attitudes, a deal creating a Palestinian state will lead only to revanchism and more violence.
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.
The conventional wisdom says the problem is Israel. It’s wrong.
Israel’s allies won’t support an out-and-out renunciation of the two-state solution.
The ideological roots of his disastrous Iran strategy.
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?
Common enemies and shared interests have aligned the Saudis, the Egyptians, and other Arabs with the Jewish state. That’s the good news.
It's time for American Jews to say thank-you to evangelicals—and to act accordingly.