Recognition of the disputed land would mark a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and boost Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election bid.
The move would make it harder for Israel to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians.
Recognizing the city as Israel's official capital wold be "the red line of Muslims," according to Turkey.
A web of formal and informal Israeli-Arab relations and common fears of renewed popular uprisings that could threaten regimes
In June of 1967, I was in the midst of my final weeks in college when the war broke out. At the time, I knew little about
Fiftieth anniversary commemorations of Israel’s June 1967 Six-Day war have conveyed popular misgivings about the occupation
Can history move forward? Absolutely.
This is a revised and updated version of an article that originally appeared in In These Times on February 17, 2017 It was
Mention history and it can trigger a roll of the eyes. Add the Middle East to the equation and folks might start running for the hills, unwilling to get caught up in the seemingly bottomless pit of details and disputes. But without an understanding of what happened in the past, it's impossible to grasp where we are today.
This week marks the 48th anniversary of the Six-Day War in Israel. It is the anniversary of the state of euphoria which existed in Israel after the defeat of so many of its neighbors. After all, some months before June, 1967, people were not sure if the State would survive and in fact mass graves were prepared, just in case.