Swiss Test Suggests Yasser Arafat Was Poisoned

High levels of radioactive polonium reopens debate over PLO leader’s death

The Massive New U.S. Investment in Palestinian Mortgages Is a Really Bad Idea

Giving more money to a corrupt, inept economy isn’t going to solve the problem. It is the problem.

Redesigning the Peace Process

Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.

Peace Requires a New Process

New ICG report calls for reset of current negotiations paradigm

Grim Anniversary

Today would have been Yitzhak Rabin’s 90th birthday—as good a time as any to remember, and repent for, the time I considered assassinating him.

Two-Family Home

The French ambassador to Israel’s distinctive residence in Jaffa tells the story of an unusual—and eventually ruptured—friendship between a Jewish Zionist architect and his Arab Muslim client

Crisis in Cairo

Mubarak is an autocrat, but he’s also a pro-Israel U.S. ally. As his regime teeters, Tablet turns to experts for perspectives on a rapidly shifting landscape. The latest: foreign policy expert Leslie H. Gelb.

Dissonance

Yigal Amir assassinated Yitzhak Rabin 15 years ago in an effort to derail the Oslo peace accords. Now his wife, a Russian émigré, is trying to turn him into a heroic Soviet-style political prisoner.

Solid State

The Palestinians are laying the groundwork for unilaterally declared statehood. If Israel prepares properly, the move can be a boon for the Jewish state, too.

Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.