The UN needs to impose a settlement on the parties. - 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
    • Mike
    • 22.11.12 | 03:03 (IST)

    UN chief Ban Ki Moon is in the region. Clearly, these two sides hate one another. The UN created this problem and Ban should take responsibility for his organization's part in it. The UN should fix it even if it has to impose a solution upon the parties. This violence will keep recurring until the UN, which created this situation, addresses the problem which it created. We will recall that the UN created Israel in 1948 largely to make recompense for what the Germans did. In doing so a grave injustice, which continues to fester after 64 years, was done to Palestinians. You know what you get when you take someone's property for no money? 64 years of war. The UN needs to invoke something like the Doctrine of Eminent Domain and make this as right as possible by paying Just Compensation in exchange for a Release of Claims to all people who lost property, Jews included, when the UN created Israel, and allow Palestinians to establish a state in what's left of their land, if that's what they want. Israel and Israelis are not going to disappear and neither will the displaced Arabs. Probably they should start thinking in terms of a 3-state solution, Israel, Palestine, and Gaza. Uniting Palestine and Gaza into a single country seems absurd. Who ever heard of a viable bifurcated country?

    from the article: Cease-fire agreement almost identical to that reached in Operation Cast Lead
    First published 01:28 22.11.12 | Last updated 01:28 22.11.12
Haaretz Headlines
Thousands attend an anti-violence rally at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, Sat. Aug. 1, 2015

Thousands across Israel protest violence, incitement

Uncle of murdered 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsheh speaks at Rabin Square: Before Ali there was Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and we don't know who will be next. We want the fires to end.

Photos of 18-month-old Palestinian Ali Saad Daobasa, victim of Friday's deadly arson attack.

Like Newtown, baby’s murder won’t change a thing

Israeli right-wing leaders and NRA supporters in America view calls for change as cynical ploys by political opponents.

Peter Oppenheim
My dad, the reluctant war hero

My father escaped Nazi Germany as a young child and returned to Europe in a U.S. army uniform, anxious to reduce Hitler to rubble.

14:08 01.08.15 | 2 comments
Illustration by Yael Bogen.

Why we don't know how to pick our leaders

Our craving for ideology means that we are partial to ideological leaders. But we need leaders who will make smart decisions that are aligned with the public interest.