Trump’s Jerusalem decision isn’t diplomacy. It’s pandering.

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 With his decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, President Trump did something puzzling for a person who claims to be a great dealmaker. He made a massive, preemptive concession to one side in a complicated negotiation without getting anything for it in return. If that’s how … Continue reading

Israel’s threat from within

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, March 19, 2015 In an appearance on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” soon before he was reelected as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu was asked if he was offended that the White House tweeted one of my columns, pointing out that for 25 years, Bibi had been wrong in his predictions about … Continue reading

A Fool’s Errand Worth Pursuing

There are many reasons the Mideast peace negotiations could fail— but no reason not to try  By Fareed Zakaria     If you were to ask me what international problem is least likely to be resolved in the next few years, I would probably say the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It takes no special … Continue reading