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The irony: Israel is the sorriest to see Hagel go

But it was his lackluster performance during his Israel-focused Senate confirmation hearings that sowed the seeds of Hagel’s downfall.

U.S.: Israel must stick to its democratic principles

State Department responds for first time to Jewish nation-state bill; Netanyahu says determined to have law pass.

The sickness within Israeli and Palestinian societies

Violence, incitement and racist hatred don’t just increasingly plague Israel. Palestinian society is just as sick – and unlike Israel, lacks a leader voicing genuine self-criticism.

Why is a black-and-white kaffiyeh like a red flag?

When worn by an Arab MK, the traditional Arab headdress – both a symbol of the Palestinian struggle and a popular fashion element – enraged MK Miri Regev. She forgot that even David Ben-Gurion once wore one.