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Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
Jerusalem, Israel

Nathan Thrall is Crisis Group's Senior Analyst for Israel/Palestine covering Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank. He is the author of The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine (Metropolitan Books, May 2017). 

His writing has appeared in Arabic in Al- Hayat, Asharq al-Awsat, and Al-Quds al-Arabi, and in English in Foreign Affairs, GQ, The London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times. A contributing editor at Tablet Magazine, he appears frequently in print and broadcast media, including The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Al-Jazeera, the BBC, Democracy Now!, NPR, and CNN. His work can be found at www.nathanthrall.com.

In The News

23 May 2017
The basic dynamic that you have in place right now is that both Israeli and Palestinian leaders—including [Israel prime minister Benjamin] Netanyahu—are made very nervous by Trump. VICE News

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
18 May 2017
For Netanyahu the really frightening possibility is that typically a peace process is accompanied by confidence-building measures, [which] are difficult for him to do with his present coalition. Christian Science Monitor

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
2 May 2017
Hamas, like Abbas and Netanyahu, have no idea what to expect of Trump. They all have reasons to fear him; it’s really unknown what he will demand. Financial Times

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
13 Apr 2017
[The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement] has the potential [...] to become something much larger: a leading cause for advocates of free speech. Al Jazeera

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
14 Feb 2017
Netanyahu is basically someone who is extremely risk-averse and wants to preserve stability at all costs. The Christian Science Monitor

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
27 Jan 2017
We hear a lot of talk of Trump being interested in pursuing some kind of peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians in the context of a regional approach to Middle East peace. That all sounds conventional to me. Financial Times

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine

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As Trump Alights in Israel, Palestinians are Descending into Darkness

President Trump plans a 22-23 May visit to Israel and Palestine in pursuit of the “ultimate deal”. But behind the scenes, rising tensions between Palestinian factions may be drawing Gaza and Israel closer to a new war.

El fin de la era de Abbas

Originally published in esglobal