Barak - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Sami
    • 21.05.06 | 10:18 (IDT)

    Barak knows that there is nothing to explain to the Israeli public. In fact, if there is any explantion to this mostly racist public, it would be why didn't he vote with the majority. He knows that the real damage is done on the international level. How would Barak now go to the US and Canada and argue that Israel is part of the englightened world when it has enacted apartheid laws, and its Supreme Court upheld that validity of this law. He mainly acts as an apologetic ambassador rather than as a Cheif Justice of a Supreme Court. Now his biggest problem is justifying how not only the parliamant and the executive adopted apartheid laws, but the judiciary only. He should be boycotted anyway for holding an official post in an apartheid state.

    from the article: Barak's mail to Yale
    First published 00:00 21.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 21.05.06
Haaretz Headlines
Illustration by Netalie Ron-Raz

Road to civil marriage runs through same-sex divorce

In Israel, even Jewish couples who were married outside of the country can only be granted a divorce by the Rabbinate. Thus, same-sex couples who wish to separate find themselves in a legal lacuna.

Qalamoun, Syria. May 9, 2015.

Truce in 3 Syrian areas breaks down, monitor says

The cease-fire between the Syrian army and Hezbollah on the one side, and Syrian insurgents on the other, came into effect on Thursday.

Ashkenazi and Barak.

Why Barak regrets speaking out on Iran

There was no security breach in what the former defense minister said about how an attack was thwarted; what has suffered is mainly Israel’s image.

One of Black Seed Bagels’ specialities.

How the bagel went from shtetls to haute cuisine

A visit to the world's bagel capital is a chance to marvel at how this unassuming Jewish-Ashkenazi food has come from its 17th-century beginnings.