"25 years ago when the earliest seeds of Oslo were being sown, a clever writer would have seen the futures clearly." (netsp) A clever writer saw the future clearly, and warned us. 29 years ago. " ... the attempt to rule over [the Palestinian] Arabs against their will may bring about a demoralization which will disgrace our finest dreams of spiritual and national renewal. Not only will the effort to annex the territories not provide security; it will weaken the capacity to protect ourselves from our neighbors' hostility and the opposition of the Nations." in Prof. Jacob Talmon's Open Letter to then-PM Begin, 1980. www.fmep.org/analysis/analysis/a-prophetic-message-from-the-past In 1980, when our settlement project was still in infancy, and Hamas was still an unknown little welfare organization, whose name no one had yet heard - until the first Palestinian uprising, seven years later.
Half of $100b of Iran's unfrozen assets is already tied up due to debts (Reuters)
from the article: For Israel, a New Year, and a new left
55-year-old Argaman, currently deputy Shin Bet chief, to replace Yoram Cohen in May 2016.22:59 11.02.16 | 0 comments
Soldier hit and kicked prisoner, and filmed on cell phone as colleague gave detainee an electric shock in 'brutal' attack.19:25 11.02.16 | 0 comments
We leftists whine and complain, we only talk about how bleak and hopeless life is in Israel. We alienate all those Israelis whose support we need to bring political change.21:35 11.02.16 | 0 comments