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Aluf Benn is the editor-in-chief of Haaretz Newspaper. He has followed the country's leadership, foreign policy, and national security, covering six prime ministers from Yitzhak Rabin through Benjamin Netanyahu's second term, and reporting on Israeli-Arab wars and peace efforts since the Oslo Accords in 1993.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and Newsweek, and he is a regular contributor to The Guardian.
Benn holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a degree from Tel Aviv University.
It took Trump's envoy two meetings with the Israeli PM to plant a mine in the heart of the right-wing governing coalition and bring Israel to the brink of early elections.
Israel's justice minister has created a court that will serve her political aim of perpetuating the occupation and annexing the West Bank without granting the Palestinians citizenship.
The U.S. president could give Netanyahu backing, or whip up a storm. In either case, the premier will from now on be judged by his good behavior and flattery vis-à-vis Trump.
What are those below Netanyahu in the hierarchy to understand from the prime minister’s behavior?
Recent revelations on secret talks with media baron Arnon Mozes show the last election was the peak of a personal battle between two powerful men. Netanyahu prevailed, but the police investigation could reset the whole game.
Following the 2000 Camp David summit, Israel gave up on the two-state solution and laid the foundations for one state between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
Will the top brass of the military and the intelligence agencies be replaced with loyal officers? Will the incitement against artists and rivals be translated into indictments, imprisonment and dismissals?
Instead of justifying his Nobel Peace Prize, Obama wasted his presidency on empty talk. Under the outgoing president, the U.S. effort to end the Israeli occupation met its demise.
The memory of the Holocaust and the silent world didn’t prick the consciences of Israelis when mass killings were reported in faraway lands. Syria is different.