April 23, 2012

Time for Abbas to Hit the Streets

Akiva Eldar, Haaretz

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The crisis over Beit El's Ulpana Hill neighborhood and Lt. Col. Shalom Eisner's attack on a Danish protester have something in common. Both controversies reveal the Israeli government's weak spot. Both demonstrate that the Jewish mind has not succeeded in inventing a magic glue that can fuse occupation and settlements to human rights and democracy.

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The talks due to be renewed in Istanbul on Saturday between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council along with Germany have already been dubbed "the last diplomatic opportunity." Despite this, it is... more ››
April 12, 2012
Don't Give Up on Mideast Peace
Jimmy Carter, New York Times
The current focus of leaders in Washington and Jerusalem on Iran has obscured the near-death of the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and the inevitable catastrophe toward which Israel is now moving. more ››
April 12, 2012
U.S., Israel Put Big Bet on Iran Intelligence
Ronen Bergman, NY Times
Even without firm knowledge that the supreme leader had ordered his scientists to assemble a bomb, such information could help guide analysis and decision making, which nobody can afford to approach lightly. A miscalculation... more ››
April 12, 2012
Upgrading Israel's Democracy
Jay Bushinsky, Jerusalem Post
Israel’s most popular political slogan – “The People Want Social Justice” – needs two more words: “For All.” In the American context, those two words confirm the Pledge of... more ››
April 11, 2012
Israel's Egypt Conundrum
P. David Hornik, American Spectator
What is already clear is that -- as long as jihadist and xenophobic themes hold sway -- Egypt cannot just be left, and will have to be coped with. more ››