Magazine April 8, 2019, Issue

The World Is Becoming More Like Israel

The Israeli flag flies near the Western Wall in front of the Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem’s old city. (Reinhard Krause/Reuters)
Nation-states are making a comeback against transnational integration

Later this year, the Trump administration will release its oft-delayed plan for Israeli–Palestinian peace — the latest in a quarter century of American attempts to resolve one of the Middle East’s most intractable disputes.

At the heart of this effort — which has spanned five otherwise disparate post–Cold War presidencies — has been an enduring faith that American power can reshape the Levant much as it did Europe and Asia, conjuring a new, liberal, rules-based order in which former antagonists learn to live in peace, reaping the benefits of shared prosperity under a U.S. security umbrella.

Yet instead of Israel and its

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This article appears as “Hebrew Lessons” in the April 8, 2019, print edition of National Review.

Vance SerchukMr. Serchuk is the executive director of the KKR Global Institute and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

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