Sharon will always be a controversial figure. - 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
    • Tony Silver - Kopenhagen
    • 13.01.14 | 15:36 (IST)

    What is clear is that, like many of Israel's founders, he asserted his beliefs at the expense of the indigenous population of Palestine. Ironically, for a "defender" of Israel, he was also most instrumental in pursuing the policy that will most contribute to the permanent weakening and delegitimation of Israel - i.e., the policy of building Jewish settlements in the Occupied Territories. Towards the end of his life, it is possible that Sharon began to understand how his past actions would have catastrophic consequences in the future. Tragically, he was the man most likely to make some kind of lasting peace with the Palestinians. But his stroke took him off the table and allowed him to be replaced by Benjamin Netanyahu, a man who is happily digging a deeper and deeper hole for Israel and the Palestinians.

    from the article: Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon laid to rest in state funeral
    First published 15:21 13.01.14 | Last updated 15:21 13.01.14
Haaretz Headlines
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a tunnel near the Gaza border, May 3, 2016.
Israeli air force strikes Hamas targets in Gaza in response to mortar fire

Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.

21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
German Chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu speaks with Merkel on backdrop of reported Israel-Germany tension

Der Spiegel reported that the German chancellor said she 'understands why Abbas always wants to turn to the UN Security Council.'

19:37 04.05.16 | 0 comments
Workers remove anti-Semitic graffiti from a Holocaust memorial at a former Nazi concentration camp i
Anti-Semitic incidents drop to lowest global level in a decade, study says

As reports of anti-Semitic remarks by European politicians take center stage, a report by Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center sees a drop in violence against Jews, citing a far-right focus against the Continent's migrant influx.

22:51 04.05.16 | 0 comments
Donald Trump
Trump and the Absurdity of America’s Israel Debate

He pretends to care about Israel, and the American Jewish Establishment pretends that he’s a respectable candidate for president.

21:50 04.05.16 | 1 comments