Hamas Launches Barrage, and Signs Its Name

Out of the blue attack likely meant to provoke, distract

After Abbas

Faced with upheaval across the Middle East, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called elections for September. But it’s unclear who might run to succeed him, if the aging leader really does step down.

Sundown: Who Leaked the Palestine Papers?

Plus another Marty Peretz profile, and more

Bleak House

The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim

Daybreak: Fatah and Hamas Fail on Accord

Plus Egypt and Israel cooperate to kill terrorist, and more in the news

Q&A: Maen Rashid Areikat

The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state

Daybreak: Rotem Bill Delayed, Not Defeated

Plus Kagan passes, Shylock schemes, and more in the news

Daybreak: Flotilla Backers Reach to Top

Plus Abbas is told to keep talks indirect, and more in the news

Indispensable

Michael Oren, Israel’s U.S. ambassador, says Washington will always need his country as an ally

The Deceptively Controversial P.M.

Salam Fayyad tries to build a state

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