So did Saddam & Gaddafi. - 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
    • Kafantaris
    • 04.09.12 | 21:18 (IDT)

    The mission of the new U.N. envoy to Syria is not only "impossible" but also naive. Perhaps the U.N. sees no harm in sending Lakhdar Brahimi to Syria, but it is utterly foolish for him to be there waiving a white flag in the mist of aerial bombings and intense ground fighting. Indeed, even if peace was still plausible, it would mean loss of power for Assad and his henchmen -- or their answering for war crimes, as they had reached the point of no return to civilized governance long ago. Their only hope now is to fight the rebellion and carve out a chunk of Syria for their refuge. The Iranian regime is absolutely determined to help Assad do this -- which is precisely why the path through Syria has become our gateway to Iran. And let us not fool ourselves: That regime will have to be confronted militarily, sooner or later. The time to do so is now when we have other nations by our side going into Syria. As for Russia and China, these two are reasonable opponents and will do what is best for them -- and the rabid Iranian regime is not much better for them as it is for the rest of us. And like us, Russia and China have given up all hope of taming it. It is foreseeable then that Russia and China will again watch as we spend our blood and treasure to knock out another troublesome regime in the world. A more pressing question is whether we have any stomach left for another war. Assad and the Iranian regime are betting that we don't. But then so did Saddam and Gaddafi.

    from the article: After pushing Israel from Iran strike, Obama is suddenly OK with Netanyahu
    First published 19:43 04.09.12 | Last updated 19:43 04.09.12
Haaretz Headlines
Maram Abu Ismayil, 23, and brother Ibrahim Salah Tahah, 16, shot after attempted stabbing at Qalandi

Israel: Private contractors, not police, killed Palestinian siblings at checkpoint

An initial investigation reveals that a police officer stationed at the site of an attempted knife attack at Qalandiyah fired warning shots, but that fatal shooting was carried out by guards who stood nearby.

Trump delivers his first foreign policy speech, April 27, 2016.
Trump: Seeing Israel, Palestinians sign peace deal would be 'a beauty'

'We got to use our best people; gotta use me, but you got to use our best people. And I know the best people,' says Republican front-runner.

22:52 01.05.16 | 0 comments
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone leaves his home in London, Britain April 29, 2016.

Most Brits say hating Israel or denying its right to exist is anti-Semitism

Only 9% say criticism of Israel constitutes anti-Semitism in a poll prompted by the storm of allegedly anti-Israel, anti-Jewish statements by British Labour Party's members.

BDS pin

Boycott is the only way to stop the Israeli occupation

Aluf Benn's proposal for Israel's left to establish a base of domestic support for its positions is hopeless considering the brainwashing and increasing extremism of our society.