Israel Has Crossed the Line of No Return - 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
    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 21.04.10 | 16:23 (IDT)

    I agree with you. But netanyahu, who at times past, may have seemed more pragmatic, has a different public in Israel, one more in line with his thinking. And he has a different public in Washington, who is simply fed up with his swagger and arrogance. But change course at this point? I suggest you look at what occured yesterday in Yizhar. That is just a small dose of what would happen on a larger scale if any concerted movement by the government were taken against this element in Israel that now calls the shots. They are violent, scornful of democratic process and increasingly alienated from any chance for peace. They believe the "enemy" is not one that can be turned into a friend through compromise. It is an existential enemy for them. netanyahu knows well that if he moves against this population it will bring about an unravelling of the social fabric and cause a Jewish intifada.

    from the article: Indyk: If Israel manages alone, it can decide alone
    First published 11:34 21.04.10 | Last updated 22:41 21.04.10
Haaretz Headlines
A partial view of Israel's Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Negev desert.

Israel aims to thwart move to monitor nuke program

Non-binding resolution could cause Israel great diplomatic damage, focus international attention on Israel’s nuclear program and prompt further IAEA action.

PA forces in Jenin

Jewish terror attacks highlight PA's weakness

During the first intifada, settlers didn't dare enter the village of Duma, the site of last weekend's deadly arson attack. But for two decades the locals have been unprotected.

Masked Jewish settlers clash with Palestinians in the West Bank, Sept. 20, 2011.

Cabinet: Jewish 'terrorists' to be held without trial

Administrative detentions will be used 'in the appropriate cases' and will require the approval of Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein.

"It's What We Do"

Breaking the Silence by treading the boards

A play based on the testimony of former Israeli soldiers is opening minds in D.C. — at least in the city’s fringe festival.