Israelis feel prosperous, secure and disengaged from the peace process with the Palestinians. Is that wise?
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How Barack Obama Became Mr. Unpopular (The Well / Nation)
Nine weeks before the midterm elections, Barack Obama finds himself on the wrong side of the polls. Where did all that adoration go and is a Republican sweep next?
TIME White House correspondent Michael Scherer analyzes President Obama's dwindling public support and its effect on the midterm elections
Tony Blair on Clinton, Bush and the American Character (Book Adaptation)
In an essay exclusively adapted for TIME from his new memoir, A Journey, Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair reflects on the U.S. Presidents he has known and worked with and on their country
'The Only Just Way Is Two States for Two Peoples' (Book Adaptation)
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, author of the new memoir A Journey: My Political Life, speaks to TIME about being prepared for office, the Iraq war and hopes for Middle East peace
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